Rose essential oil is said to be one of the most revered skin care ingredients available.
It is also pricey, costing an average of $200 more per-ounce than the comparably popular lavender essential oil.
According to the site The Science of Acne, “there are currently over 100 different species of rose and thousands of recognized hybrids.”
“Historical records indicate that roses have been cultivated for over 2,000 years, primarily in southern Europe, Northern Africa and central Asia. The popularity of roses, and a long history of selective breeding, has led to a massive expansion in the number of species and hybrids,” the site notes.
Beauty Benefits of Rose Essential Oil
Essential oils have become a must-have ingredient in the natural skin and body care industry.
Rose essential oil is rising above the rest as an absolute savior of all skin-types.
“…all of our experimentation with the countless complexion-friendly oils available on the market has yet to turn up anything more luxurious, more effective, and, frankly, more expensive than rose oil,” say authors at the site Style Caster.
While some report mixed results with using rose essential oil for mild forms of acne, some say the cicatrisant properties of rose essential oil make it a valuable agent in fighting skin discolorations, old scars and stretch marks.
“This property of Rose Essential Oil can be of great interest for those who care a lot about their looks. It makes the scars and after marks of boils, acne and pox on the skin fade quickly. This includes the fading of stretch marks, surgery scars, and fat cracks associated with pregnancy and delivery. Much of this is due to the antioxidant activity of rose essential oil, which spurs on the healing processes of the skin,” writes Organic Facts.
Of all the plants that become essential oils in the world, perhaps the rose begins as the most beautiful.
“What though youth gave love and roses, age still leaves us friends and wine.” -Thomas Moore.