What's in it?
The main component of our rose spray is rose water. Rose water is a hydrolate. It is a by-product of the production of essential oils by steam distillation. One kilogram of freshly picked rose blossoms (in our case Damask rose from Bulgaria) are distilled into one kilogram of water in a still. The resulting water vapor condenses on a cooler and becomes liquid again. The result: A pure distillate (hydrolate) without any additives. In this case, the non-volatile phase results in the rose oil and contains the fat-soluble ingredients of the rose.
The great thing is that no solvents are necessary in this manufacturing process and there are almost no waste products. Rose oil and rose water can then be used equally. And usually the content of essential oils in rose water is negligible. Rose water is a super mild alternative to rose oil, especially for sensitive skin, as essential rose oil naturally contains allergens that can irritate very sensitive skin.
In our PureBee rose spray, the rose water is actively supported by propolis. Propolis is one of nature's most powerful natural ingredients. It offers some benefits for our skin and is also good for people with sensitive skin. It reduces redness and pigmentation, provides antioxidant protection against environmental aggressors, prevents premature skin aging, dullness and dark spots and boosts collagen production. In short: Propolis primarily strengthens weakened skin barriers. The only thing to note about propolis is that it is not suitable for people with allergies to bee products and unfortunately these people have to do without most of our products.
ROSE WATER IS NOT EQUAL TO ROSE WATER
If the rose hydrolate has been distilled several times and no longer contains any essential oils, it is also more sensitive to germs and must be preserved. We preserve our rose spray with Pentylene Glycol. A herbal and skin-friendly moisturizer with a preservative effect. If rose water still contains significant concentrations of essential oils due to insufficient distillation, these must also be listed in the INCIs. The product must not appear on the market otherwise. With us you will no longer find any significant residues of essential oil in the product.
That is why there are different types of rose water, which nevertheless differ fundamentally. One with shares of essential oils, others that are free of essential oils but preserved or those that do without both but have to be used up quickly. So rose water is not just rose water!
THE PureBee ROSE SPRAY
As already mentioned, the rose water for our rose spray is obtained from Damask roses. They are grown in the well-known Valley of Roses in Bulgaria. We rely on certified organic roses!
Due to the multiple distillation, the rose water that we use at PureBee contains only such a small residual amount of essential oils that they have no irritating effect. In this way we get a well-tolerated, natural and organic rose water, from which we produce our rose spray and fill it into the glass.
Although our rose spray is preserved with pentylene glycol and protected by the brown glass bottle, we still recommend storing it in a cool and dark place to guarantee the longest possible shelf life. Gladly also in the fridge, which is very pleasantly cooling and refreshing, especially in summer.
BUT HOW DOES ROSE WATER WORK?
Opinions differ when it comes to the effects of rose water on the skin. There are voices that concede that rose water has a rather low content of important ingredients. However, based on our positive experiences, which we have had with our rose spray and the combination of rose water and propolis, we have a different opinion. Rose water contains valuable antioxidants, vitamins (B and C), tannins and pectins. And that is exactly what makes the great and at the same time mild properties of rose water. And the rose spray, which combines rose water with the powerful active ingredient propolis, seems to be just the right thing for my skin, that of my friends and also many customers.
I myself would not want to do without the antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and moisturizing effect of the spray in my daily routine.
Who is the facial toner suitable for?
Our rose spray is suitable for all skin types. It is perfect for both normal and oily skin. Thanks to its soothing and moisturizing properties, particularly dry and sensitive skin types benefit. The only exception (as with all our products) are people who are allergic to bee products.