Rose is so ubiquitous in culture, design, reality TV and our general collective memory that it’s easy to overlook rose as a sexy skin care ingredient. But the truth is, rose is sexy. Here’s why:
Whether derived from the flower or the fruit, rose oil and rose hydrosols have a long history of cosmetic use. Especially beneficial for dry or mature skin, rose heals damaged skin, provides deep moisturization, and has proven anti-inflammatory properties.
It’s rich in vitamins, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids.
Inside the Ingredients
Weleda’s Wild Rose Pampering Body Lotion harnesses the power of rose–through rosehip seed oil and rosa damascena extract–to create this rich and regenerative body lotion.
Ingredients: water, jojoba seed oil, alcohol, glycerin, rosehip seed oil, glyceryl stearate SE, fragrance derived from essential oils, shea butter, glyceryl stearate citrate, witch hazel distillate, rosa damascena extract, magnesium aluminum silicate, carrageenan, xanthan gum, limonene, linalool, citronellol, geraniol, citral, farnesol. Ingredients are 93% organic.
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Rosehip seed oil is obtained from the tiny fruit under the rose flower, and it’s full of vitamins B3, C, E, beta-carotene and zinc. It’s a nutritional powerhouse that diminishes the visible signs of aging.
The last six ingredients on the list, limonene, linalool, citronellol, geraniol, citral and farnesol, aren’t nefarious ingredients sneakily added to the ingredient list. Weleda, a Swiss company, is adhering to the European Union’s strict cosmetic guidelines by listing these potential allergens which are naturally present in some of the other lotion ingredients. The potential allergens are present in minuscule amounts, and remain well within the EU’s acceptable limits. But listing them is helpful for anyone who has these particular sensitivities. A small portion of the population is irritated by these, but most are not.
Where to purchase
Weleda’s Wild Rose Pampering Body Lotion is $15 for a 6.8 fl oz pump bottle. It’s a decadent remedy for dry winter skin.