Roseau or Katari Rose water has been a staple in natural skin regimen for thousands of years. Rose water is used to lightly moisturize and treat dry and aging skin. It is mild, balances skin tone, is soothing and is great for any skin type. When used regularly (daily), Roseau is wonderful at improving complexion without use of any additional cosmetic products or treatments.
Roseau is one of the most effective natural pore minimizers.
Pure, distilled rose water is made by steam distilling rose petals. The result is fragrant water, which carries some of the beneficial properties of rose for the skin.
Read more and enjoy this subtle natural perfume on your skin and body.
Not only it smells heavenly, it does a lot to make you look and feel better:
- Roseau is an excellent astringent, which means it tightens skin to prevent sagging
- Provides light hydrating effect
- Helps to reduce dryness and gives skin a more even tone while reducing fine lines
- Roseau, as well as other natural astringents, such as orange blossom water and green tea, is excellent for slowing skin aging
- Using this natural toner regularly can also help to reduce pore size
- While primarily an astringent, Roseau also has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It will help to keep your skin clean and balanced
- Helps reduce acne and redness
One of the best ways to use Roseau is as a natural toner. Instead of using a commercial toner, which may contain irritating ingredients such as alcohol, try this gentle beauty alternative. After cleansing the skin with water, dab rose water over the face with a cotton ball or cloth or mist from the directly from the bottle. Follow with a moisturizer if you like.
Pure rose water is distilled from rose petals that were grown without chemicals and pesticides and collected during spring months from Mediterranean roses in North Tunisia. This water is made by a cooperative of women who live in small villages and have been perfection the art of flower water distillation for generations.
Typical process includes picking fresh petals from rose flowers after sun has evaporated dew from them and petals are naturally dry. Stems and leaves of a rose plant are not used. Once petals are collected, they are thoroughly washed to remove any dirt particles and any bugs.
Rose petals are then placed in a large pot of distilled water just enough to cover petals to preserve high concentration of rose water. Water will steam until rose oil residue forms on the surface.
Then fresh and fragrant rose water is strained and collected for storage and is ready for your use.
Rose water can be absolutely clear or have a slight coloration based on the types of rose petals used. Katari Roseau is clear and fragrant and has honey notes.
You can store your rose water at a room temperature in a dark spot for a very long time. You can also refrigerate rose water if you prefer.
Rose water is a slight astringent, but is not known to affect skin negatively in any way. Allergic reaction should not form while using Roseau. Roseau is safe to use in cooking as well, even though we only market it for skin and body care.
Here are some articles on rose water uses in personal care and cooking that might be of interest to those who are curious to explore more:
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/01/dining/01power.html?_r=0 http://www.positivehealth.com/article/flower-essences/the-healing-properties-of-rosewater-and-rose-oil http://www.livestrong.com/article/188771-the-definition-of-rosewater/ http://www.saudiaramcoworld.com/issue/200408/the.roses.of.taif-.compilation..htm http://www.examiner.com/article/rosewater-and-orange-blossom-water-uses-history http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rose_water