You may be wondering why we went and messed with a good (dare we say remarkable) thing. After all, as fans of our No.1 bestselling Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm can attest, this powerful cleanser dissolves makeup, grime and pollutants effortlessly for a soft and glowing complexion. In other words, the formula performs as-is, so what does the humble rose bring to the table? Or, rather, the jar?
Beyond its calming aroma, the rose boasts a number of praiseworthy applications. Olfactory satisfaction aside, its historical skin benefits run the gamut — from providing deep hydration to soothing visible redness.
Ancient Greeks used the petals of this fragrant flower to perfume baths, while Ancient Egyptians boiled whole roses to create beauty balms enriched with healing properties. It’s no wonder distilled roses became a common go-to ingredient in the earliest cosmetics, medicines and therapeutic treatments. Appearing in rose-infused perfumes, lotions, soaps and creams, by the late 1800s this versatile perennial had squarely established itself within the industry.
Fast-forward to 2018. ELEMIS Co-Founder Noella Gabriel explains, “Rose is ideal for all skin types. At ELEMIS, we use rose essential oil, rose waxes and rose absolute to help calm sensitive, high-colored, irritated skin, as well as [to help] balance and hydrate oilier, combination skin. These natural extracts leave skin conditioned and nourished.”
A bonafide beauty MVP, the rose can yield several different extracts, each delivering distinct skin benefits. It’s for this reason that we utilize several parts of this precious plant in our new limited-edition Pro-Collagen Rose Cleansing Balm. Allow us to elaborate on the key ways the rose lends itself to elevating our longstanding laudable balm...
- Rose Hip Seed Oil – Rose Hip seed oil helps improve hydration, regulates oil secretion and leaves skin soft and smooth with a radiant glow. Rich in essential fatty acids, which nourish the skin’s lipid barrier while delivering a soothing hit of moisture, this oil makes the perfect base for our intensely nurturing cleanser.
- Rose Flower Wax – Rose flower wax is produced from the petals of the rose. It is renowned for its skin-softening properties, so is perfect for melting away the day’s make-up and grime.
- Rosa Damascena – Rosa Damascena, derived from the Bulgarian Rose, is very rare. Hydrating, rich in anti-oxidants and known to have anti-inflammatory properties, this beautiful bloom contains both the essential oil and the absolute oil of the flower, resulting in a nostalgic floral bouquet. It’s little wonder absolutes are regularly applied for aroma-therapeutic purposes!
- English Rose Oleo Extract – English Rose oil extract, manufactured exclusively for ELEMIS, is perhaps the star of the jar. Made from the petals of roses grown in the U.K., this special emollient soothes, softens and nourishes even the driest of skin.
A heavenly blend, we hope this brief but blissful dip into the history and benefits of the rose encourages you to indulge in our new limited-edition Pro-Collagen Rose Cleansing Balm. Or at least prompts you to stop and smell the roses whenever you can. The thorns are worth the whiff!
To benefit The Pink Agenda, ELEMIS has collaborated with iconic British fashion house Lily and Lionel on a 2018 LIMITED-EDITION of the No.1 bestselling cleanser, now infused with delicate English Rose. Regardless of sales, ELEMIS will donate $25,000 to The Pink Agenda, a 501(c)(3) organization committed to raising money for breast cancer research and care, as well as increasing awareness of the disease among young professionals.
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