Single Farm Hydrosol
– All Skin Types
– 100% Whole Plant Organic
We are all well aware of the benefits Rose holds for our skin, and if you aren’t we have a full blog about it for you. Roses are incredible for hydration, barrier repair, antioxidant activity and plumping and firming the skin – to name a few things! What most of us are not aware of is that Rose is a beauty crop that is incredibly vulnerable for forced labor, unfair wages, and unethical treatment. Growers have staged protests against distillery houses demanding fair wages, yet prices for Bulgarian Rose remain low, which points to unethical practices, and unfortunately the Fair Trade organization is not able to visit anywhere close to every farm, even though their intentions are good. As a company, Laurel Skin is responsible for close to 4 tons of fresh Rose petals per year (close to 2 cars in weight!). While we have not yet been able to completely free ourselves from the Bulgarian Rose supply entirely, we have been working on cultivating multiple sources for California grown Roses for years now, and we are finally able to offer this beautiful California Rose hydrosol in limited quantity. While this single-farmed, artisan-distilled hydrosol is no doubt drastically more expensive than its Bulgarian counterparts, here is what you are buying:
– The moral understanding that this is what Rose petal distillations cost, if not more. We are doing our best to raise awareness in the industry towards more ethical labor standards, and this is a part of that. There is also the moral understanding that this ingredient was grown domestically, therefore drastically reducing the additional carbon footprint most cosmetic botanicals leave behind.
– Quality and potency. The essential oil has not been removed from this distillation as it is in all commercial beauty distillations. 1 drop of Rose essential oil contains 60 roses, and is valued close to $40 per ml. This hydrosol will be richer, more moisturizing and hydrating than any Rose hydrosol you have ever used. This hydrosol is also not adulterated or diluted, which is all too common with Rose since it is so expensive.
– The scent of this California Rose hydrosol smells fresher – like a fresh rose garden after a rain, and less like an intensely floral perfume. The scent is more well-rounded, herbacious, and fresh earthy notes can be picked up alongside the intoxicating scent of rose petals.
Limited Quantities Available
Shake product well with each use and mist directly and generously onto clean skin, prior to a Serum or Balm.
Store this product in a cool, dry and dark place. Use within 6 months of opening and within the use by date noted on the bottom of the bottle.
Rose – Multitude of Roses! Rose hydrosol has hydrating and barrier strengthening properties. Roses are gentle and soothing to the skin, while deeply hydrating and supportive to connective tissue. Roses reduce the appearance of fine lines and are potent free radical scavengers.
Read our entire blog about Roses HERE.
Full Ingredient List: Single Plant and Single Farm Artisan Distilled California Damask Rose Hydrosol° °signifies certified organic ingredient
Devotion to Slow Beauty: This hydrosol is special to me, because it’s something I’ve been working towards for years. It has long broken my heart at how well our California climate supports the growth of Roses, but I haven’t been able to source this ingredient here. The reason for that is because Rose is so labor intensive to grow, and growing it in the United States would out-price this ingredient from the beauty industry. So before you ask why it’s so expensive for a Rose hydrosol, you should know that this ingredient should actually be double the price that it is now according to industry pricing standards. We chose intentionally to keep it as low as we possibly could in order to share it with you. I have communicated with this Rose farmer (or you could say ‘stalked’ or ‘hounded’ this Rose farmer / artisan distiller) for years now, as the Roses were just being planted when we first connected. I am honored to finally be able to share a Rose Hydrosol with the world that I can say without any hesitation is good for the planet and good for all people involved.