Roses: The Natural Radiance!
With over a 100 species and thousands of varieties, roses have become synonymous with beauty and it's easy to see why. They are often large, showy, and come in a wide assortment of pretty shades- which is most likely the reason they are often featured in weddings & bridal showers. Rose perfumes are also very common and can be curated from rose oil, which is known by attar of roses as well. Rose water is created by steeping rose petals and the use of it has been used since ancient times.
The ancient Greeks, Romans, and Phoenicians all had large public rose gardens and treated them as importantly as they did standard croplands like wheat fields. Rose hips, which have a high content of Vitamin C are also eaten as a food supplement and have been utilized in both herbal and folk medicines. When it comes to the skin, many ancient cultures used the rose as a natural moisturizer and cleanser; this is due to its gentle yet effective cleansing power. It also leave the skin smoother, soft, and improves radiance too! Be sure to check out one of my top picks from Gulsha, below:
The Beauty Closet Recommends:
Perfecting Rose Elixir*
*find @ gulsha.com.tr
Gulsha focuses on creating quality skincare products that are curated with roses from Isparta, which is home to the Rosa Damascena- a particular bushy rose that is known for its quality, fresh fragrance. The rose only blossoms during May and there has been a 130 year tradition of harvest picking for the roses that's still practiced today. The floral water in their products is made through steam distillation that requires a labor intensive process in order to product just a small amount of pure rose oil. Their Perfecting Rose Elixir is one of my favorite items they offer!
For starters, it only takes 2-4 drops to moisturize your face and neck and it doesn't leave any residue or unpleasant greasiness behind. It also smells wonderful and contains essential rose oil that's not only pure, but made with top-notch quality as well. Packed with Omega's 3, 6, & 9 that not only provides excellent hydration, but it contains lipids that aid in strengthening the skin barrier and in turn, improving the skin's elasticity too. Absorbs quickly and easily to the skin and is perfect for application after you step out of the shower to help lock in moisture! Makes a wonderful gift and definitely one you will love! Comes nicely boxed in a glass dropper bottle that helps keep it well sealed and prevents exposure to light.