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The Benefits of Rose Water for Skin and Hair: From Reducing Redness to Boosting Shine

You know the age-old phrase stop and smell the roses?

We’re here to tell ya the same, but instead of stopping and smelling, it’ll be stopping and learning. With that said, put whatever it is that you’re doing on pause and get ready to immerse yourself into the wonderful world of this impressive ingredient. From reducing skin redness to boosting hair shine, we’re sharing all the beauty benefits of rose water, the skin and hair types it’s suitable for, and the lowdown on MOZ’s very own rose water product pick! But before we jump into all that good stuff, let’s cover what rose water is, shall we?

Benefits of Rose Water for Skin

Balances Skin pH

It’s important that the pH level of your skin stays in…

And rose water is the perfect ingredient to help keep your skin’s pH in check. If you’re dealing with a dry, flaky complexion one day and an oily one the next, applying rose water will help get your skin’s pH levels back on track. The average skin pH of an adult is 5.7 (which is mildly acidic) and anything considerably higher or lower than that can make it more difficult for your skin to naturally fight off bacteria and any other pollutants. And who wants that?

Treats + Heals Skin

Sliced the side of your finger with a kitchen knife? Apply rose water. Burned your elbow while making s’mores by the campfire? Apply rose water. That scar on your inner thigh that just can’t seem to heal? Yup, you guessed it. Rose water. Due to its impressive antiseptic and antibacterial properties, rose water can help treat mild cuts, burns, and scars!

Reduces Redness + Soothes Irritation

When your skin is inflamed and irritated and you can’t seem to find anything that’ll help soothe it…

But not to worry, the anti-inflammatory properties of rose water can help calm redness and alleviate any skin discomfort. This is especially key for those with common skin conditions such as rosacea, eczema, and psoriasis. Even those with acne-prone skin can benefit from rose water, as it helps reduce the redness that commonly accompanies inflammatory breakouts.

Minimizes the Appearance of Large Pores

Because rose water is a natural astringent, it can cause your skin to temporarily tighten and contract when applied, which is what you want if pore size is a concern. It also helps control sebum production, making this ingredient the perfect pal to combat acne. For optimal results, incorporate rose water after cleansing and before any other skincare products or cosmetics are applied.

Benefits of Rose Water for Hair

Controls Oil + Conditions

Just like rose water helps maintain your skin’s pH levels, it can do the same for your scalp, helping keep oiliness at bay. Its natural ability to condition and hydrate hair also makes rose water the perfect natural remedy for those with dry, damaged locks. And the stronger the hair, the easier it’ll be for it to achieve some length if you’re struggling with growth. It’s also abundant in vitamins A, C, D, E, and B3, making rose water one heck of a nourishing hair nutrient!

Boosts Shine + Tames Frizz

Hair that shines certainly does leave you feelin’ fine!

Is your hair looking dull and dreary? Are your locks so frizzy that it looks like you’ve been stranded in a heatwave for days? Then rose water is about to become your BFF. Massaging rose water into your scalp can help boost circulation, leaving behind healthy, rejuvenated, and shiny locks instead of ones that lack the polished look many of us desire.

Treats Scalp Conditions

No one likes the feeling of a dry, flaky, itchy scalp!

The antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of rose water can help reduce irritation and inflammation, just as it does for skin! And although one of the most common hair conditions is dandruff, your scalp can also be affected by conditions like psoriasis, but luckily, rose water can help combat these both.

How to Use Rose Water on Skin and Hair + Who Can Use It       

Rose water is most effective when used on cleansed skin. You can incorporate it into your beauty routine as a toner, mist, or mask and in the case of hair, as a mist, shampoo, or conditioner. Rose water is an extremely gentle ingredient, making it suitable for all skin and hair types, which is a huge relief and major bonus! The only thing to be weary of is if you happen to be allergic to roses. If this is the case, avoid this ingredient at all costs. Better to be safe than sorry.

MOZ Rose Water Product Pick

Our organic Rose Water Toner is made from natural Moroccan rose petals, which contain multiple soothing, cooling, and hydrating properties to help maintain and promote healthy, glowing skin. Our toner can improve the look of skin irritation, provide hydration, remove oil and dirt from pores, and serve as an effective base for other skincare products and/or cosmetics. A couple of sprays a day will help keep skin clean, tight, plump, and bright. You can also apply this product to hair, which’ll help keep it fresh, strong, and full of shine thanks to its abundance of hair-nourishing vitamins. Our gentle formula is also free of parabens, GMOs, phthalates, mineral oil, petroleum, fragrances, and artificial colors and is suitable for all skin and hair types! And if you’d like more bang for your buck, you can check out our Clean Set and/or Shine Set, both of which feature our toner alongside some of our other skincare staples!

The Bottom Line

Not only does rose water smell heavenly, but it nourishes both skin and hair effectively, too. With that said, we hope you enjoyed learning the benefits of this impressive ingredient! Follow us on socials and let us know which beauty benefit you found most interesting and if you already incorporate rose water into your skin and/or hair routine. Also let us know what other hair products you’d like to see us roll out in the near future! We always love hearing from you.