Bulgarian Damask Rose, also known as Rosa Damascena - а truly exquisite species, the that holds incredible powers for the body, skin and mind, which makes it a potent, powerful ingredient widely used in cosmetics for its versatile benefits.
Known as the flower of seduction because of its alluring aroma and aphrodisiac properties, the Damask Rose brings a unique power to the world of skincare products. If you haven’t yet experienced the luxurious, uplifting scent of rose-infused perfume, a delicate skincare product or body cream, or even a rose petal bath, experiencing the power of the rose should certainly be on your bucket list.
Here are a few reasons why this unique variety of rose deserves a special place in your daily routine — and in your soul as well.
Meet the Queen Herself: The Bulgarian Damask Rose
Known as the most oil-bearing rose of its kind, the Damask Rose blooms in the famed Valley of Roses in Bulgaria, where the land’s rolling hills, fertile soil, and pristine weather yield high-quality rose petals.
With an abundance of phenolic compounds, terpenes, glycosides, flavonoids, and anthocyanins The Damask Rose has unparalleled antioxidant, antibacterial, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory properties.
Rose oil, Rose absolute, and Rose water are widely used in cosmetics. Recent discoveries in the molecular, cellular, and genetic space have paved the way for clean innovations in skincare that were not possible until today. Scientists are now able to obtain plant stem cells from Rosa Damascena — often called “supercells,” where the natural cosmetic qualities of plants are considerably enhanced — all without genetic modification.
These “supercells” are more concentrated and richer with potency. The effect on the skin is powerful, versatile, and integrated, providing hydration, protection, and treatment.
Committed to formulating with only the highest quality, clean, and highly concentrated bioactives with proven results, we included soothing Damask Rose stem cells in our newest product: the Flora Balancing Rose Toner to help restore skin’s natural biome while balancing, calming, and fortifying the skin’s barrier.
Everything You Need to Know About Plant Stem Cells
Stem cells refer to a special type of cell in an organism that has the potential to develop into many different types of cells. Embryonic stem cells, for example, can be developed into all different types of human cells—such as nerve, skin, muscle, and more.
When it comes to plant stem cells, there are some similarities. Plant stem cells are the ultimate source of new cells to grow and replenish specialized tissues. These cells live in the meristems of plants, a type of tissue in a plant that consists of undifferentiated cells.
Plant stem cells can create new organs by the process of cell stem division. All parts of the plant, including leaves, stems, flowers, and seeds have the ability to perform this process. This means that the stem cells in plants can be used for the longevity of the skin. Plants are sources of potent bioactive compounds, which have anti-aging properties as they stimulate and support the body’s natural processes.
Rose Stem Cells – Your sweet skin will love them!
Rose Stem Cells act as a potent antidote to environmental pollution and intrinsic and extrinsic skin aging. They deliver numerous benefits for the skin, such as:
- Improve the skin’s overall appearance
- Fight acne, impurities, and redness
- Make skin brighter and smoother
- Promote a healthy skin microbiome
- Protect skin against pollution
- Provide deep hydration
- Provide anti-aging effects
- Enhance skin barrier function
Meet Our Biome-Balancing Hero
Our Flora Balancing Rose Toner is a 100% organic rose hydrosol, infused with antioxidant-rich Resurrection flower cell extract and soothing Damask rose stem cells. With antimicrobial properties, this ancient rose water reduces skin redness and calms and improves the skin’s overall complexion. Plus, it’s free of any additives, preservatives, and synthetic substances.
- Gives skin a boost of weightless, multi-depth hydration
- Calms and reduces redness and inflammation
- Balances the skin's microbiome for healthier, resilient skin.
- The aroma therapeutic power of the roses relieves stress and anxiety.
Made in small batches with a high-concentration of essential rose oil that comes from the oldest distillery in the world—found within the famed Valley of Roses in Bulgaria that has grown biodynamic roses for over 400 years.
Gently close your eyes and apply the toner, allowing the alluring aroma of rose to open your heart and sweep you away to an ancient land in full bloom.