Back in the day women would combine rosewater with glycerin to make a skin tonic they called "rosewater splash". Not only is this combination of rosewater and glycerin ideal as a light moisturizer, it is also an excellent product for all skin types to gently cleanse and revitalize the skin when used as a facial wash, a toner or mid-day refreshing mist.
Roses remind us of days past when roses were valued for more than just their beauty. Roses contain a substantial amount of vitamin C which results in an acidic rosewater helpful in reducing thread veins through the rose's tonic effects on the capillaries. By stimulating blood circulation, skin cells certainly benefit, bringing back that glow as well as help with flares and redness. Astringent and antiseptic properties make rosewater a favorite for those with sensitive skin who are seeking a gentle facial cleanser without added ingredients that could aggravate already irritated or dry skin.
The definition of a moisturizer can be confusing. Moisturizers are meant to hold in moisture and keep skin supple. But skin needs to be hydrated for the barrier of a moisturizer to really be effective. That is why it is best to apply a moisturizer to already dampened skin, so that the oils can provide a barrier to hold in that needed moisture. For people who have trouble with really dry skin, hydration is needed first.
Rosewater is an excellent way to help with hydration.
The base rosewater is made from roses, distilled water, alcohol for preservation and a touch of rosewater concentrate essential oil for additional fragrance. Without any method of preservation, this would be like any other herbal infusion and spoil within days. The alcohol is added during the solar infusion process and is not at a high enough ratio to dry out the skin. A bit of grapefruit seed extract is added to extend the shelf life once combined with the glycerin and bottled. If you don't plan on using this product on a regular basis so as to use it up within a few months, keep it in the refrigerator.
You can be assured these roses are absolutely free of the use of pesticides. They are picked from my own rose bushes or purchased from reputable, organic suppliers.
Vegetable glycerin is a transparent, thick liquid used extensively in skin care because it helps to maintain the water balance within the skin, called homeostasis. A natural product made from Palm, Soy or Coconut oil, it attracts moisture and water towards the skin, helping to keep it hydrated and supple. Another perk for glycerin is that it moisturizes without making the skin oily. All by itself it is thick and sticky, therefore it is combined with other ingredients in product formulas.
Options to use this Rosewater and Glycerin facial wash:
1. Wet your face with warm water, add a bit to your choice of washcloth, lightly apply and rinse off. Pat your face to dry and follow with a moisturizer if needed.
2. Use like you would a toner. Add the wash to a cotton round or square and gently wipe your face to remove dirt and oil. Follow with a moisturizer if needed.
3. Spray as a mist to freshen up mid-day or if your skin was exposed to a bit too much sun and feels parched.
Rosewater and Glycerin Facial Wash comes in a 2 or 4 oz. plastic bottle with your choice of either a sprayer top or a pop-up type cap. You can choose at check-out.
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