Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Getting loved up for Valentine's Day...

For centuries the rose has been recognised as a symbol of love. Natural beauty products use both the super oil extracted from its hips and the delicate and expensive fragranced essential oil extracted from the petals.

Rosehip oil has no fragrance but is packed with cell regenerating tretinoin, a derivative of anti aging vitamin A. This makes rosehip oil excellent for fading scars and stretch marks as well helping skin stay young looking while its high essential fatty acid content means it’s a wiz at moisturising dry skin. The rose essential oil meanwhile carries the delicate rose scent we all know and love. Witches used the oil in love spells but beauty buffs love it because of its anti aging as well as mood enhancing qualities.

Here are some of our favourite rose inspired natural beauty products; perfect for a Valentine’s love fest....

Heyland and Whittle Rose Heart Soap

No synthetic soap here; handmade in the UK with only the finest oils of coconut, castor and olive combined with cocoa butter and laced with essences of lavender, rose and palmarosa, mean this beautiful little heart shaped soap is kind to your skin and the cutest way to say ‘I love you’.

Figs & Rouge Rambling Rose 100% Organic Balm

A cute art deco inspired tin coupled with a richly moisturising balm for lips, body and face; the sweetest little natural balm to keep in your makeup bag.

Mother Earth Raindrops & Rose Body Butter

Handmade with love in the Lake District, this award winning body butter is rich and nourishing on parched winter skin.

Ila Facial Oil for Glowing Radiance

This much loved ‘little miracle worker’ has fans coming back again and again for more. It features the most exquisite of ingredients: wild argan oil from Morocco, rose damascene oil from the foothills of the Himalayas and organic rosehip oil. Guaranteed to give your skin a just been to the spa glow.

Trilogy Rose Hand Cream

Danni Minogue’s a fan. We’re certainly fans. This is everything you want in a hand cream; super nourishing, non greasy plus it leaves your hand scented with the most delicate rose fragrance from pure Moroccan rose essential oil.

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