The Benefits Of Rose Oil In Skincare

The delicate rose scent is one of the most classic fragrances in the world, with celebrities like Rosie Huntington Whiteley declaring their love for it’s beautiful aroma. However, roses, and specifically the essential oil that is extracted from them, are actually extremely beneficial for the skin. We’re explaining all the benefits and how you can incorporate it into your routine.

I have several perfumes on my dressing table as I like to switch my fragrance depending on my mood, but I always come back to a rose-based scent – Rosie Huntington Whiteley, Harpers Bazaar

What Rose Oil Is Used In Skincare?

Due to their anti-inflammatory properties, roses can help to heal acne, reduce Rosacea and soothe irritation; all while helping to give you a glowing complexion.

There are many different types of Rose Oil, which are extracted from the flower when produced for skincare products. Each one possesses benefits that aid in skin healing, but some are better suited for different skin conditions.

Rose Otto Oil

Rose Otto is brilliant to use if you have dry or mature skin, as its moisturising properties are endless, and it possesses many anti-ageing benefits.

It is actually known as the “feminine oil”, as it is believed that it can help to balance hormones and alleviate the symptoms associated with these imbalances. This makes it great to use when your skin is suffering from those monthly problems, and it’s in need of some rejuvenation and care.

We love the Balance Me Rose Otto Face Oil, which is a lightweight oil designed to add moisture back into your skin and counteract signs of dryness. By stimulating cell production, the Rose Otto Oil helps to refortify the skin and repair signs of damage to leave you with a fresher and more radiant complexion.

For a body care treat, opt for the REN Moroccan Rose Gold Glow Perfect Dry Oil. Its soothing scent with help to alleviate anxiety and relax your mood, while the nourishing Rose Otto Oil will leave you with touchably smoother and softer skin.

Rosehip Oil

If you are suffering from a dull and uneven complexion, then add Rosehip Oil into your routine. Many celebrities including Miranda Kerr and David Gandy praise it for their clear and radiant complexions; hailing it as their miracle ingredient in their skincare regimens.

Rosehip Oil is a great choice to use in the Summer months as it can help to counteract the damage caused by damaging UV rays; helping to reduce the appearance of skin discolourations, burns and wrinkles.

If your complexion looks dull and uneven, then opt for Pai’s Rosehip Bioregenerate Oil, which is an extremely potent and powerful serum designed to counteract fatigued skin. It contains a high amount of Vitamin E, which helps to keep your complexion glowing and healthy. Apply directly to the skin after cleansing for best results.

If your complexion looks a little lackluster and is need of a small boost of radiance, then the Pixi Rose Oil Blend can be added to your moisturiser. Infused with Rose Geranium, Sweet Almond and Jojoba, the Oil helps to improve your skin tone, while enriching your skin with nourishing fruit and nut oils.

[Rosehip Oil] is really nourishing and full of antioxidants and essential fatty acids – Miranda Kerr, Into The Gloss

Rosa Centifolia Oil

Rosa Centifolia Essential Oil is suitable for all skin types, but its gentle yet astringent properties make it the perfect choice for anyone with sensitive or oily skin.

Extracted from the Cabbage Rose, the Oil is extremely conditioning and nourishing for the skin without feeling heavy or sticky. It also possesses toning benefits due to its astringent properties, which help to keep the skin taut and firm.

When used on the skin, its delicate fragrance is believed to help lift your mood, relieve anxiety and leave you feeling happy and at peace; making it a great choice to add to your night-time skincare ritual to calm your mind and help you drift off to sleep.

We love the REN Rosa Centifolia 3-In-1 Cleansing Water, which helps to remove makeup, oil and impurities without irritating the skin. It works to refresh and tone tired complexions to leave you with a clean, clear and radiant finish.

For a more indulgent treat, opt for the Peter Thomas Roth Rose Stem Cell Mask, which contains a blend of 5 Rose Plant Stem Cells and 4 Rose Extracts to calm redness, soothe irritation and leave your complexion healthy and glowing.

Rosa Damascena

This is considered to be one of the rarest and most precious rose essential oils. It is extracted from the Damask Rose, and contains the most concentrated properties of the rose itself; making it great for all skin types in need of a beautifying treat.

Helping to reduce water loss in the skin, Rosa Damascena is great to use during the Summer months when our skin can become dehydrated due to heat and UV rays. Its many vitamins, minerals and antioxidants keep your skin healthy and radiant without clogging your pores or causing irritation.

We love Jurlique’s Rosewater Balancing Mist, which refreshes and tones the skin. The lightweight spritz is great to carry in your handbag for when your skin is in need of a pick-me-up.

If your skin is in need of exfoliation, then the Ila-Spa Face Scrub For Glowing Radiance contains a blend of Rosa Damascena and Rose Otto to regenerate the skin and leave you with an even and fresh complexion.


Although not an essential oil, Rosewater is super hydrating and something we had to mention coming into the warmer months. It helps to maintain your skin’s natural pH balance and keep it healthy and moisturised, while fighting skin conditions such as Eczema and Ppsoriasis, which can flare up in temperature changes.

Its antibacterial properties make it great to use when your skin is feeling slightly congested, as it will help to heal breakouts and leave you with an even complexion.

We love the Lancer Skincare Lift and Plump Sheet, which contains a blend of Rosewater and Apple Stem Cell Compounds to really hydrate and nourish the skin. The mask is even used in Dr. Lancer’s Red Carpet Flash Facials, which helps to give celebrities their famous glow!

For on the go touch-ups, use Sukin’s Hydrating Mist Toner, which helps to keep your skin well moisturised and protected from dryness no matter where you are.



Skincare Specialist

I am a big believer in the idea that beautiful Make Up begins with a superb skincare regime. I like to enhance my natural beauty rather than cover up and I am always on the lookout for great products which really work. When I am not writing about all things beauty, I like to do Yoga and I make an amazing brownie. It is all about balance!