ROSA GALLICA FLOWER EXTRACT
INCI: Rosa gallica flower extract
What is Rosa gallica flower extract?
Rosa gallica flower extract is obtained from the plant Rosa gallica. It is commonly known as the gallic rose or French rose. It is a deciduous shrub native to Southern and Central Europe, Turkey, and the Caucasus. It has deep pink colored flowers and red to orange-colored fruits or hips. The oil is extracted from its flowers and fruits. All rose species belong to the Rosaceae family in the plant kingdom. They contain phenolic constituents, which are responsible for the widespread use of roses in cosmetics. Some other beneficial constituents may vary from place to place.
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Use & Benefits:
Antioxidant properties: Rosa gallica flower extract is a rich source of antioxidants, which help to protect the skin from environmental stressors such as pollution and UV radiation. These antioxidants neutralize free radicals that can cause premature aging and damage to the skin cells.
Anti-inflammatory properties: Rosa gallica flower extract has anti-inflammatory properties, making it effective in reducing inflammation and redness caused by acne, rosacea, and other skin conditions.
Hydration and moisturization: Rosa gallica flower extract is rich in vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids that help to nourish and hydrate the skin, improving its texture and appearance. It also helps to lock in moisture, preventing dryness and flakiness.
Brightening and skin tone improvement: The extract contains natural compounds such as flavonoids and tannins, which help to brighten the skin and improve its overall tone. It is particularly effective in reducing the appearance of dark spots and hyperpigmentation.
Anti-aging benefits: Rosa gallica flower extract has been found to stimulate collagen production in the skin, which helps to improve skin elasticity and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It also helps to firm and tone the skin, giving it a more youthful and radiant appearance.
Soothing properties: Rosa gallica flower extract has a soothing effect on the skin, making it effective in reducing irritation and redness caused by dryness or exposure to harsh chemicals.
Cleansing properties: The extract has cleansing properties that help to remove dirt, oil, and impurities from the skin, leaving it feeling clean and refreshed.
Aromatherapy benefits: Rosa gallica flower extract has a pleasant, floral fragrance that has been found to have a calming effect on the mind and body, making it a popular ingredient in aromatherapy products.
Incorporating Rosa gallica flower extract into skincare products can provide a range of benefits for the skin. Its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, hydrating, brightening, and anti-aging properties make it a versatile and effective ingredient in a variety of products, including moisturizers, serums, toners, and facial masks.
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