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Ingredients We Love: Rosa Centifolia Extract

Ingredients We Love: Rosa Centifolia Extract

There are a number of trendy botanical extracts out there that do more for skin, like Cica (Read: Ingredients we love - Cica / Centella Asiatica) and Camellia Sinensis, also known as green tea extract. Along with these well-loved botanicals, one ingredient has stood the test of time and remained a holy grail through the years: Rosa Centifolia.

This botanical ingredient features in creams, mists, and other skin-reviving formulas that claim to rejuvenate tired skin, combat irritation, and give skin a radiant glow. Keep reading to find out what it is, how it works, and what we use it in!

What is Rosa Centifolia extract?

You know those gorgeous cabbage roses cultivated in Morocco, Holland, and France? They’re more than just eye candy: Rosa Centifolia extract is derived from these dainty hybrid botanicals and have been used in fragrances, cosmetics, and various sensory formulas for centuries. Rosa Centifolia extract is a skin-conditioning agent with astringent properties as well as vitamins and antioxidants to aid with different skin issues.

What does Rosa Centifolia do?

Rosa Centifolia extract is a great ingredient for dry or irritated skin. The presence of vitamin C in this extract combats free radical damage and contributes to improved cell turnover, which aids in skin healing. It also helps reduce inflammation and redness, making formulas containing this extract ideal for individuals looking to soothe sunburn, control acne, and minimize other irritating skin conditions.

Combating dryness, soothing sun damage, and reducing acne irritation go hand-in-hand with this ingredient; since well-moisturized skin is key to a healthy barrier, Rosa Centifolia extract’s ability to condition skin and boost moisture contributes greatly to skin recovery from acne irritation, sunburn, as well as skin diseases like psoriasis and atopic dermatitis. This is supported by its antioxidant content (Read: 3 Reasons Why Your Skin Needs Vitamin C), which combats dullness and contributes to healing the skin while fending off further damage from environmental stressors. Even oily skin types can benefit from this ingredient; its ability to moisturize may help improve the skin’s moisture balance and reduce sebum overproduction.

Rosa Centifolia extract is a botanical powerhouse — if you’re after that naturally healthy glow, formulas with this ingredient should be in your daily routine!

What we use it in

You can find Rosa Centifolia extract in the Flower Power facial mist & setting spray, the Take It Easy facial first cleanser and makeup remover, the Glass Skin Glow Cooling Facial Spray, as well as our hydrating Lip & Cheek Gel.

Since Rosa Centifolia extract is a great moisturizer and anti-inflammatory, it’s great for morning as well as evening use, especially for irritated and sun-damaged skin. It works well with ingredients that shield against further environmental skin damage, balance oil production, and support healthy tissue formation like zinc oxide, kaolin, and allantoin respectively (Read: The Ellana Signature - Mineral Skin Shield).


Learning about ingredients takes you one step closer to caring for your skin better! Still unsure about which products are ideal for you? Click here to take our Beauty Quiz!

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