NO GUNK Ingredients Index: Rose Water (Rosa Damascena Flower Water).
Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Rosa Damascena Flower Distillate.
Reduces Pores, Smooths Fine Lines, Anti-Fungal, Ani-Microbial, Anti-Inflammatory.
Softens Hair, Reduces Oil Production, Soothes Scalp, Controls Dandruff, Smooths Frizz, Adds Shine.
Rose water, also listed as Rosa Damascena Flower Water, is a flower water that comes from the Damask Rose, a fragrant pink flower. Flower waters and essential oils come from the same plant, but that does not make them the same. Essential oils come from the distilled extracts of the plant and flower water comes from the condensate water left behind during the distillation process. Rose water has a lovely scent that has relaxing properties. The leaves of the Rosa Damascena flower contain antioxidants with antimicrobial, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties which can help smooth skin conditions such as eczema and rosacea, reduce pores, and minimise fine lines. Rose Water includes vitamins A, C, E and B which helps to reduce oiliness, prevent dandruff and smooths frizz. Rose water also has a similar PH level to human hair. Rose water is good for sensitive skin although some people find the fragrance overwhelming.
It is important to note that it is always best to patch test your rose water, and all flower waters, as people can have an allergic reaction which can cause redness, irritation, and stinging.
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