Application of rose hydrolat in cosmetology

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Application of rose hydrolat in cosmetology
Application of rose hydrolat in cosmetology

Rose hydrolate was used by women for the purpose of skin rejuvenation many, many years ago, and now this product, which is discussed in this article, is equally popular. For some women, the word "hydrolat" remains a mysterious chemical name, but this concept can be simplified by explaining it as floral, aromatic water. True, not all hydrolates smell good and not all of them are made from flowers. As for rose hydrolat, this rose water, as it is also called, cannot but attract attention due to its special aroma and properties.

History of rose water use

Rose water with damask rose petals
Rose water with damask rose petals

Rose water is noted for the presence of a characteristic rose aroma. Usually, to obtain hydrolat, the method of water distillation of different varieties of roses, which contain more essential oils, is used. This method is the result of rose oil extraction technology.

Rose, regardless of its variety, has always been considered a symbol of beauty, moreover, even in ancient times it was called the queen of all flowers, and having learned about the healing properties of the plant, Hippocrates and Avicenna took up the description of this miracle.

Rose hydrolat was a popular product for refreshing the skin among the ancient Romans and Persians, but already in the Middle Ages in Europe, this water was used to reduce depression. Water has found its use in the countries of the East and Asia in the field of cooking.

Let us, since we have already looked into history, let's take up the mention of the beauty of Nefertiti and Cleopatra, namely, the condition of their skin. Their face always looked healthy and fresh. Of course, genetics plays an important role, but proper care is not lagging behind it, in which famous personalities included rose hydrolate.

Referring to written records of the tenth century from an Arab philosopher named Ibn Khaldun, we can learn that at that time rose water was a valuable commodity in many places, from China to Byzantium.

A large role was given to the rose by the poets of ancient Persia, who inspired the queen of flowers in "hundreds of volumes." From there came the name "Gulistan", which means "Rose Valley". According to one of the Muslim legends, one day all the plants asked Allah to appoint them another ruler, instead of the lotus, Allah listened to the requests and created a rose, after which we can say that the rose is a gift from the Almighty.

How to get rose hydrolat

Picking rose petals
Picking rose petals

If you think that to obtain rose water, it is enough to simply soak the collected rose flowers in water for a while, you are wrong. The process of creating a hydrolat is relatively laborious, but this does not mean that it cannot be done at home.

For the manufacture of hydrolat, flowers of different varieties of roses can be used, the most famous are the Bulgarian rose and Damascus.

Industrial rose water

Hydrolat production scheme
Hydrolat production scheme

To obtain rose water, in the morning, flowers of essential oil roses are manually collected in the phase of their flowering, then the harvested "crop" is transported to the plant for storage in special containers with stirrers. While stirring, the flowers are poured with cold water in a ratio of 1: 2, 5. With the help of pumps, the contents of the containers are converted into a homogeneous mixture, which subsequently goes into distillation apparatus with a heating jacket, a bubbler and a stirrer. After heating to the boiling state of the flowers with deaf steam and the supply of live steam, steam distillation takes place. As a result of this technological process, the steam is saturated with rose oil, transported to the heat exchanger-condenser and lowers its temperature, flowing into the decanter, where it is separated into rose oil and distillate. The oil, in turn, has a strong rose scent. This product, which is a waxy mixture, is not cheap but has unique skin rejuvenation properties. As for the secondary distillate, it is just a rose hydrolate, to which a small amount of rose oil is added, as well as ethyl alcohol (up to 5%) to stabilize the product. Rose water is often stirred and matured within 15 days.

Hydrolat at home

If garden roses grow in your country house, this is great, because flower water, prepared with the participation of roses, will help to provide the skin with youth, elasticity, freshness, firmness and eliminate some skin defects. To prepare rose water:

  1. Pour some cold water into a large saucepan and add rose petals. The less water you pour, the more saturated the hydrolat will be.
  2. Place a bowl in the middle, where the evaporation will drain.
  3. Cover the pot with an inverted lid and wrap the edges with foil for a better seal so that the water flows into the bowl and not the pot.
  4. You can put ice on the lid to speed up the formation of condensation.
  5. Turn the stove on to a minimum.
  6. After 2 hours, reduce heat and remove the lid.

Despite the fact that a hydrolat, be it roses, chamomile or any other plant, can be made at home, the product made will differ from the industrial version. The fact is that when creating flower water, the smell can spread throughout the room, and this indicates the loss of a certain amount of essential oils. Also, home-made hydrolates without preservatives can be stored for no more than a week.

Application of rose water

the Rose
the Rose

Hydrolates can be used as a stand-alone product or as an ingredient in cosmetic products. Floral waters, including roses, have a beneficial effect on the hair, skin of the face, body and skin around the eyes. Hydrolat also helps to cope with depression, has a positive effect on the endocrine system, helps to relieve premenstrual syndrome, seizures, is prescribed for acute and chronic bronchitis, and helps to muffle excessive appetite.

Rose water finds its way into cooking, especially in drinks and desserts. With hydrolat in your arsenal, you can make oriental baklava, syrup, aromatic iced tea, Indian lassi yogurt, delicious ice cream, sorbet, etc.

Using water in facial skin care

Woman looking in the mirror
Woman looking in the mirror

Rose water is noted for the following properties in skin care:

  • Moisturizes and refreshes the epidermis, tightens pores, perfect for mature skin.
  • Reduces skin irritation, redness, acne.
  • As a tonic, it facilitates the application of the cream and improves its effect.
  • Tones up the skin.
  • Fights wrinkles, helps regeneration and prevents rapid aging.
  • Minimizes allergic effects.
  • It brings a pleasant aroma to the cosmetic product.

Feel free to use rose hydrolat as a tonic. Supplementing it with various extracts or actives, thereby you will increase the effectiveness of the action of rose water. If you want to make a full-fledged cosmetic with your own hands using rose hydrolat, you can pay attention to the following recipes:

  1. Mature Skin Toner:

    • Damask rose hydrolat - 40%.
    • Distilled water - 53.4%.
    • Babasu foam - 3%.
    • Algo'boost asset - 3%.
    • Grapefruit seed extract - 0.6%.

    Transfer the hydrolat and distilled water to a clean container. Gradually add the rest of the ingredients, mixing the product after each injection. Active Algo'boost is recommended for women 40+, promotes collagen synthesis, tightens the skin, fights wrinkles. The prepared toner removes makeup residues from the face, leaving the skin fresher and softer.

  2. Toner for dehydrated skin:

    • Rose hydrolat - 54.3%.
    • Jasmine hydrolate - 40%.
    • Vegetable dye "Beet" - 0, 1%.
    • Urea asset - 5%.
    • Cosgard preservative - 0.6%.

    Mix all the ingredients, and when the urea is completely dissolved, transfer the mixture to a clean container. This active improves the skin's ability to retain water, great for dry and rough skin.

  3. Toner for all skin types:

    • Distilled water - 74.4%.
    • Cornflower hydrolat - 5%.
    • Witch hazel hydrolate - 5%.
    • Damask rose hydrolat - 5%.
    • Cucumber extract - 5%.
    • ANA active (fruit acid) - 3%.
    • Eclat & Lumi? Re active (Siberian larch extract) - 1%.
    • Natural aromatic blueberry extract - 1%.
    • Cosgard preservative - 0.6%.

    Pour the specified amount of distilled water into a container, gradually adding the rest of the components. The active ingredient Eclat & Lumi? Re fights fine wrinkles, soothes the skin, evens out its tone and lightens age spots, and promotes collagen synthesis. Cucumber extract also whitens the skin, it narrows the pores, moisturizes the skin, giving it a matte finish.

  4. Anti-aging cream for combination skin:

    • Opuntia cactus oil - 10%.
    • Sea buckthorn oil - 5%.
    • Emulsifier Olivem 1000 - 5%.
    • Rose water - 30%.
    • Distilled pure water - 46.7%.
    • Ylang Ylang essential oil - 0.4%.
    • Blue cypress ester - 0.1%.
    • Brown algae extract - 2%.
    • Tocopherol - 0.2%.
    • Cosgard preservative - 0.6%.

    Place a container with prickly pear oil, sea buckthorn oil and an emulsifier in a water bath, as well as a container with distilled water and hydrolat. Combine both phases, stirring the ingredients for about 3 minutes, when both phases are heated to a temperature of about 70 ° C. Grasp the addition of the essential oils, active, vitamin and preservative when the mixture has cooled to over 40 ° C.

  5. Cream for oily, dehydrated skin:

    • Balanites Egyptian oil - 20%.
    • Emulsifier Olivem 1000 - 6%.
    • Pure distilled water - 36.4%.
    • Rose hydrolat - 30%.
    • Arrowroot root powder - 1%.
    • Royal Jelly asset - 2%.
    • Complex "Intensive hydration" - 3%.
    • Blackberry aromatic extract - 1%.
    • Grapefruit seed extract - 0.6%.

    The fatty phase consists of oil and emulsifier, while the aqueous phase consists of hydrolate and water. Heat in a water bath until the Olivem is completely melted, then remove from the stove and pour the water phase into the oily phase, stirring the components with a mini-whisk for three minutes. After cooling down, add the rest of the ingredients. Royal jelly promotes skin hydration, soothes irritation and slows down the aging process.

  6. Cream for mature skin:

    • Apricot vegetable oil - 20%.
    • Emulsifier emulsion wax No. 2 - 8%.
    • Damask rose hydrolat - 20%.
    • Distilled water - 49.9%.
    • Hyaluronic acid - 0.3%.
    • Blackberry aromatic extract - 1%.
    • Rouge Baiser dye - 0.2%.
    • Cosguard - 0.6%.

    Take apricot oil and emulsifier as the fat phase, and hydrolate and water as the water phase. Do not forget that the assets are added after the water / fat mixture has cooled down. Apply the prepared product in the morning and evening on the face and neck area.

  7. Eye contour gel:

    • Rose hydrolat - 40%.
    • Distilled water - 58.1%.
    • Caffeine - 1%
    • Xanthan gum - 0.3%.
    • Cosgard preservative - 0.6%.

    Transfer the required amount of distilled water, rose water, and caffeine powder to a container. Place everything in a water bath and keep the heat on until the caffeine is completely dissolved. Add xanthan gum and mix well with other ingredients until a gel is obtained. At the end of the preparation of the cosmetic product, a preservative should be added. If desired, transfer your product to a small roll-on container and store in a cool, dark place.

  8. Revitalizing face mask:

    • Camellia vegetable oil - 27.9%.
    • Rice wax - 5, 6%.
    • Emulsifier emulsion wax No. 2 - 5, 6%.
    • Damask rose hydrolat - 56, 15%.
    • Hyaluronic acid - 0.5%.
    • Liquid chlorophyll dye - 0.3%.
    • Rose oil essential oil - 0.8%.
    • Rosemary essential oil - 0.6%.
    • Tea tree essential oil - 0.05%.
    • Cosgard preservative - 0.6%.
    • Green tea extract (powder) - 1.9%.

    The fatty phase in this recipe is presented in the form of rice wax, emulsion wax and camellia oil, the water phase is in the form of rose hydrolate. Mix both phases, heated to a temperature of 70 ° C, gradually pouring the hydrolat into a container with oil and emulsifiers, stirring the mixture for 3 minutes until a homogeneous mass is obtained. Wait until the mixture has cooled to a temperature of 40 ° C. If this has already happened, you can start adding the rest of the components. After injecting hyaluronic acid, allow the future mask to rest for about 10 minutes. Transfer the thoroughly mixed product to a clean container. Apply the mask in a thick layer on the face, rinse off with water after 15 minutes.

  9. Cleanser for sensitive skin:

    • Almond powder - 1 tsp.
    • Ayurvedic powder "Orange" - 0.5 tsp.
    • The active substance "Mare's milk" - 0.5 tsp.
    • Rose water - 2 ml.

    The recipe for this cleansing product is very simple, just mix the above ingredients. Apply to face and neck, gently massaging skin, then rinse off with cool water.

  10. Rejuvenating Serum for Mature Skin:

    • Damask rose hydrolat - 20%.
    • Distilled water - 67.8%.
    • Xanthan gum - 0.5%.
    • Beech bud extract - 2%.
    • Croton tree extract - 2%.
    • Natural dye "Beet" - 0, 1%.
    • Natural aroma "Rose petals" - 0, 6%.
    • Emulsifier Gelitsukr (G? Lisucre) - 3%.
    • Leucidal preservative - 4%.

Pour water and hydrolat into a container, add xanthan gum and stir. Let the mixture sit for literally 10 minutes to give it a gel consistency. Add the rest of the ingredients, remembering to stir the product after each addition.

The use of rose hydrolat in body care

Heart of cream on the body
Heart of cream on the body

Rose hydrolat, however, like other floral waters, has a beneficial effect on the skin not only of the face, but also of the body. By combining this product with other ingredients in the right proportions, you can get a whole range of care products, including milk, cream and scrub. To prepare the following products using rose hydrolat, you will need a container, a thermometer, a jewelry scale, a mini-whisk or other device for mixing ingredients, as well as the components themselves, which can be easily ordered from online creamery stores:

  1. Body milk for dehydrated skin:

    • Damask rose hydrolat - 50%.
    • Distilled water - 31%.
    • Xanthan Gum - 1%
    • Camellia vegetable oil - 10%.
    • Emulsifier Gelitsukr (G? Lisucre) - 7%.
    • Natural aroma "White lilac" - 0.3%.
    • Mineral mother-of-pearl "Copper mica" - 0.1%.
    • Cosgard preservative - 0.6%.

    Pour water and hydrolat into a clean container, add xanthan gum, mix everything with a mini-whisk or glass rod, let the mixture brew for 5 minutes until a gel consistency is obtained. Transfer the emulsifier to another container and pour in camellia oil, mixing the ingredients thoroughly. Then combine the resulting aqueous and fatty phases, also mixing the components well for three minutes. Do not forget to enter the rest of the milk ingredients.

  2. Soothing & Moisturizing Body Balm:

    • Sweet almond vegetable oil - 15%.
    • Aloe vera oil infusion - 10%.
    • Shea butter - 5%
    • Emulsifier emulsion wax No. 3 - 10%.
    • Distilled water - 20.6%.
    • Rose hydrolat - 35%.
    • Blackcurrant absolute - 0.1%.
    • Allantoin - 0.3%.
    • Leucidal preservative - 4%.

    Heat until completely dissolved two phases - fatty (almond oil, shea butter, emulsifier, aloe vera) and water (hydrolat, distilled water). Combine both phases by pouring the water phase into the greasy phase and stir well all ingredients for three minutes. Let the mixture cool and only then take up the rest of the ingredients.

  3. Berry body scrub:

    • Vanilla macerate - 24%.
    • Emulsifier emulsion wax No. 2 - 8%.
    • Rose hydrolat - 50, 7%.
    • Apple extract (powder) - 4%.
    • Strawberry seeds - 12%
    • Natural aromatic raspberry extract - 0.5%.
    • Vitamin E - 0.2%.
    • Grapefruit seed extract - 0.6%.

Heat vanilla macerate and emulsion wax in one bowl in a water bath, and rose hydrolat in the second. Once the wax has melted, slowly pour the hydrolat into the oily phase, stirring the ingredients for three minutes. Do not touch other ingredients of the scrub, wait for the mixture to cool. Stir the product well after each addition. Please note that this recipe includes fruit acids contained in extracts, if you are allergic to this product, add 1% bisabolol to the scrub.

The use of rose hydrolat in hair care

Woman gathers her hair in a ponytail
Woman gathers her hair in a ponytail

The excellent properties of rose water allows you to include this product in hair care products, including masks, shampoos, conditioners. Hydrolat fights dandruff, tones the scalp and improves blood circulation.

There are many recipes shampoos for hair. The following formulation is aimed at cleansing the scalp and hair, as well as making it easier to comb:

  • Gentle foaming base - 40%.
  • Surfactant "Softness Soso" - 5%.
  • Babassu foam - 10%.
  • Brahmi infusion (90% distilled water, 10% brahmi powder) - 20%.
  • Rose hydrolat - 19, 98%.
  • Mineral dye "Pink oxide" - 0.5%.
  • Dry honey powder - 3%.
  • Rosewood essential oil - 0.5%.
  • Bitter almond essential oil - 0.02%.
  • Naticide preservative - 1%.

First, prepare a brahmi infusion. To do this, pour the required amount of water into a bowl and add brahmi powder there. Stir these two components thoroughly and leave to infuse for 24 hours, stirring occasionally. Don't forget to filter the product.

Mix the base, surfactant and babassa foam in one container, add the prepared infusion, as well as rose hydrolat. Mix the ingredients gently to prevent the formation of bubbles. Transfer the rest of the recipe, and for better dispersion, dilute the pink oxide with a little water.

Where can you buy rose water

Rose hydrolat brands
Rose hydrolat brands

Modern online stores provide assistance to women in the purchase of components for the manufacture of one or another cosmetic product. As for rose hydrolat, the following popular brands that produce this product can be found on sale:

  • Aroma-Zone, 100 ml - € 3.9.
  • Miko, 50 ml - 320 rubles
  • Fragrant world, 250 ml - 320 rubles
  • Zeytun, 125 ml - 697 rubles.

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