Biocos – Rose water (hydrolat)Biocos
Hydrolat can be used as a tonic to remove the traces of make-up and to freshen the skin.
Rose water is produced through the distillation process of damask rose petals (Latin: rosa damascena). It is believed that the first rose oil and hydrolat was discovered quite by accident, performing alchemical experiments, produced by Persian physician and philosopher Avicenna. The Romans, during The Emperor Nero’s time, bathed in the tubes scented with the rose oils. The essential oil was also used to scent the emperor’s pillows.
Both rose’s essential oil and water are still considered luxurious products because one liter of rose essential oil takes up to three tons of rose petals. As a result, Rose essential oil is one of the most expensive oils. Rose water is ideal for all skin types but especially recommended for drier skin.
The benefits of rose water:
• Nourishes, moisturizes, rejuvenates and reduces wrinkles of mature dry skin.
• Balances oily skin.
• Soothes sensitive skin.
• Cleans and cools normal skin.
Rose water is recommended even for irritated and spotty skin. The water can be used as a facial toner, cleanser, for face masks, hair rinse, baths and the manufacture of face creams or lotions. Spray rose water before applying a natural face cream. Rose water can be placed on the eyelids – it refreshes and relaxes the eyes.