SuperFlower: Rose Damascena

SuperFlower: Rose Damascena


The Rose Damascena, or Damask rose, is a flower with a storied history and a captivating fragrance. Believed to have originated in the Middle East, particularly around Damascus, Syria, this rose has been cherished for its beauty and therapeutic properties for centuries. Over time, its cultivation spread to regions such as Bulgaria, Turkey, and Morocco, which are now renowned for producing some of the highest quality Rose Damascena products.

Extraction of Rose Damascena Flower Water and Flower Oil

The extraction of Rose Damascena flower water and oil is a meticulous process designed to preserve the delicate and beneficial properties of the flower.

  1. Rose Water: Rose water is extracted through a process called steam distillation. Fresh rose petals are placed in a still, and steam is passed through them. The steam captures the volatile aromatic compounds of the petals, which then condense back into a liquid form, resulting in rose water. This method ensures that the water-soluble properties of the rose are retained, creating a product known for its soothing and hydrating qualities.

  2. Flower Oil: Rose Damascena flower oil is also extracted through steam distillation. This process involves placing fresh rose petals in a still, where steam is used to release the essential oils contained within the petals. The steam rises and is then cooled to separate the oil from the water. The result is a pure and concentrated flower oil that captures the essence of the rose. Unlike essential oils, which are highly concentrated, flower oils intended for skincare are processed to ensure they are suitable for direct application on the skin, providing all the benefits without the need for dilution.

Skincare Benefits of Rose Damascena Flower Water and Flower Oil

Rose Damascena flower water and oil offer a plethora of skincare benefits, making them highly sought after in the beauty industry.

  1. Hydration and Moisturization:

    • Rose Water: Acts as a natural toner, delivering a refreshing and hydrating boost to the skin. It helps maintain the skin’s moisture balance, making it an excellent addition to daily skincare routines.
    • Flower Oil: Provides deep moisturization, enhancing the skin’s softness and suppleness. The oil forms a protective barrier on the skin, locking in moisture and preventing dryness.

  2. Anti-Inflammatory and Soothing Properties:

    • Rose Water: Known for its cooling and anti-inflammatory properties, rose water soothes irritated skin, reduces redness, and helps manage conditions like rosacea and eczema.
    • Flower Oil: Contains natural anti-inflammatory compounds that calm the skin and reduce irritation. It is especially beneficial for sensitive skin, providing relief without causing further irritation.

  3. Antioxidant Protection:

    • Both rose water and flower oil are rich in antioxidants, which protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals and environmental stressors. This helps prevent premature aging and maintains a youthful complexion.

  4. Anti-Aging Benefits:

    • Flower Oil: Rich in vitamins A, C, and E, rose oil promotes skin regeneration, improves texture, and diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Its nourishing properties help maintain skin elasticity and firmness, contributing to a youthful look.
    • Rose Water: Regular use helps maintain skin tone and firmness, complementing the anti-aging effects of the flower oil.

  5. Antimicrobial Properties:

    • Rose Water: With its mild antibacterial properties, rose water is effective in cleansing the skin and preventing acne. It helps maintain a healthy skin microbiome, reducing the occurrence of breakouts.
    • Flower Oil: The antimicrobial properties of rose oil help keep the skin clear and balanced, preventing infections and promoting overall skin health.

  6. Aromatherapy and Mental Well-Being:

    • Did you know? The delightful aroma of Rose Damascena in both flower water and oil offers more than just skincare benefits. The scent is known for its calming and stress-relieving properties. Inhaling the fragrance can reduce anxiety, elevate mood, and promote a sense of well-being, which in turn can have positive effects on skin health by reducing stress-related skin issues. It can even improve your sleep quality. Therefore, incorporating Rose Damascena flower water or oil into your nightly skincare regimen can help you relax and wind down after a long day, making your skincare routine a pampering, multi-sensory experience.

Incorporating Rose Damascena flower water and oil into your skincare routine offers a holistic approach to skin health. Shop our Rose Damascena infused products and experience hydration, nourishment, protection and rejuvenation, for healthy, balanced and glowing skin.