5 Reasons to Add Rosewater to Your Acne-Fighting Routine

5 Reasons to Add Rosewater to Your Acne-Fighting Routine

Liudmila Busch

Roses are red, violets are blue, and it turns out rose water is good for you too. 

Are you done rolling your eyes yet? All poetry aside, rosewater can be an excellent addition to your skincare routine, especially if you’re dealing with some acne. Here’s everything you need to know about it: 

Rosewater Makes Your Skin Look Tight and Taught

We all crave the firm, taught-looking skin that we had when we were too young to appreciate it, and rosewater is a great natural way to help you get it back. That’s because rosewater is an astringent. However, unlike many synthetic astringents, rosewater won’t dry out your skin. It’s a win-win. 

Rosewater Can Help to Balance Your Skin’s pH

Your skin has a very delicate pH balance, and it can get thrown out of whack easily by daily activities like washing your face or simply going outside. Why should you care? When your skin’s pH is off, its defenses are down. This means it has a harder time fighting off acne-causing bacteria and your skin is more likely to become inflamed. 

Luckily, rosewater is here to help. This delicately-scented wonder ingredient works with your skin to help it return to its natural pH balance. 

Rosewater Contains Antioxidants

Antioxidants are a critical component of a good skincare routine. They protect your skin from the stuff in the environment--like pollution and UV exposure--that contribute to inflammation, premature aging, and more. Plus, they can help fight signs of aging. Some people say roses represent eternal beauty, and now your face can too. 

Fights Acne-Causing Bacteria

If your face is looking a little spottier than you’d prefer, rosewater wants to help. It’s been  scientifically proven  to combat  Propionibacterium acnes , the unwelcome bacterial visitor that manifests as acne. 

Rose Water is Anti-Inflammatory

Most of the unsavory things that happen to our bodies can be traced back to inflammation, and that includes the redness, swelling and blemishes that you sometimes find on your face. Happily, rosewater is also a potent anti-inflammatory, so you can get redness under control while smelling like a fresh bouquet. 

Skincare That Contains Rosewater

When you’re on the search for rosewater-infused skincare, it’s important to choose synthetics-free, botanical-based products. Otherwise, the toxic effects of the synthetics may counteract any positive effects from the rosewater. 

At Wild Ice, we use rosewater in multiple of our all-natural, cold-kept and toxin free products. Its one of the star ingredients in  Gaea’s Gala , our alcohol-free toner that’s designed to fight signs of aging with every use. 

We also use rosewater in our customer-favorite  DBT Baba Yaga , a ceramide-rich Siberian cold cream. Grab both today and see how rosewater can help you glow. 

Mila Founder of Wild Ice Botanicals

Mila (pronounced 'mee-luh') is the founder of Wild Ice Botanicals, a clean & natural skincare company dedicated to using cold preservation to deliver fresh products free of chemical preservatives so that women of all ages and skin types can confidently look their natural best.