The Advantages of Damask Rose Water: Unlocking Its Benefits
The precious Damask rose water (or rose floral water) has several benefits for face, hair, body but also mind. It is a must have in your bathroom! Astringent and toning, this hydrosol is perfect to prevent and fight against the signs of skin aging. In short, it is known to promote skin regeneration and deep hydration of the skin but also to tighten the pores.
Botanic name: Rosa Damascena
INCI : Rosa Damascena flower water
Part of the plant used: fresh flowers
Method of production: steam distillation
Its perfume is powerful, fresh, floral and harmonious. Moreover, rose hydrosol is used in the composition of many cosmetics.
At Ayda, we offer a rose water certified organic by Ecocert, labeled Cosmebio and Slow Cosmetics and without any additives.
In Morocco, rhassoul face & hair masks are often mixed with Damascus rose hydrosol for its wonderful properties. The little extra? It brings a sweet smell of rose to your homemade cosmetics.
It refreshes, soothes and softens the skin. It is suitable for delicate skins, prone to redness, eczema, itching and allergies. Its positive effect on redness comes from the fact that it reduces the dilation of blood vessels. It stimulates dull skin and dull complexions that lack radiance. It gives a more luminous aspect to the skin!
Damask rose hydrosol has an anti-inflammatory effect. Moreover, it soothes irritated and tight skins as well as the delicate skin of the eyes and around the eyes.
Here is the complete list of its benefits for the skin:
- Refreshing and soothing
- Helps hydration
For which type of skin and which use?
How to use it:
- By vaporization on the face,
- In your cosmetic preparations (masks, gels, two-phase make-up remover …).
A bit of history on the rose water
The picking of the Damask rose is generally done from April to May.
In the first place, in order to preserve their properties, the picking is done by hand, flower by flower.
Our partner cooperative carries it out at an altitude of nearly 1500 meters, in the Dades valley. According to an ancestral know-how, it is done at dawn, so the heat does not make the delicate essence disappear. The picked petals are distilled with spring water to obtain the precious rose hydrosol, rich in active molecules.
Our partner cooperative carries out all the steps to extract the precious floral water of Damask rose: cultivation, selection and distillation.
Beware of scams !
It should be noted that rose hydrosol is often mixed with additives. Thus, we advise you to check the list of ingredients because we find many floral waters of roses (and not only) mixed with conservators (organic, natural or not). However, a quality Damask rose hydrosol does not need any conservators, like ours.