The Mighty Rose

We cannot get enough of rose water. Yes, we know – Rose Goddess Nectar (Rose Hydrosol) is one of the stars in SeaLuxe’s skincare lineup so it’s a little self-serving to say how much we love it. But we know you guys love it, too, so we just wanted to touch on some of the wonderful benefits of this natural magic potion.

Rose water is a hard-working multi-tasker. The combination of rose and seaweed means this spray has powerful anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce the redness of irritated skin as well as helps remove oil and dirt in pores. The antioxidant properties help strengthen skin cells and regenerate skin tissue which is why it is also great for aging skin as it can assist in keeping fine lines and wrinkles away. We love using it as a last step in our nighttime skin regime.

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We also spritz our bed pillows with rose water as we swear it helps us sleep better. Try it and see if it works for you!

It is not only nourishing and moisturizing for the skin, but also for the scalp. Rose water has been used for ages to treat mild scalp issues such as dandruff and is a great natural conditioner for the hair.

Did you know it also works well setting makeup? That’s right! Spritz your face after applying makeup and rose water will leave you looking refreshed and radiant. We like to keep an extra bottle of rose water in the fridge for those mornings when we wake up with puffy eyes. Spritz some on to a cotton pad and gently hold under your eye for a minute. It works great at reducing the morning puff as well as any redness you may be prone to.

Rose water is such a versatile tool (just ask the Persians, the inventors of marzipan which traditionally is a confection of ground almonds and sugar flavoured with rose water). We were not surprised to learn long ago that one of the ancient queens of Egypt, Cleopatra was said to have used it in her skincare regime. Shakespeare wrote about Cleopatra’s love of rose water (Antony and Cleopatra) and that the sails of her cedarwood ships were even scented with rose water.

“Purple the sails, and so perfumed, that the winds were lovesick with them…”