If you’ve also noticed the recent revival of rose oil in skincare products but don’t really know what the fuss is all about – well, you’ve come to the right place. Because we LOVE, LOVE, LOVE rose oil and are very happy to enlighten you about its many benefits. For example, did you know that rose oil has been used for medicinal purposes in places like China, India, Assyria, Egypt, Greece and Rome for centuries, and has been shown to have a positive effect in treating depression (particularly in post-partem women)? But, rose oil isn’t just good for your mental and physical health – it works wonders on your skin too.

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If like me, you have noticed your skin getting drier, tighter and – dare I say – “saggier” as you’ve gotten older, then I have just the thing for you. Hyaluronic acid – our resident hydrating humectant hero, has been used in cosmetics for many years, to help maintain supple, plump and healthy skin. And unlike many other “trendy” skincare ingredients, that have their 15 minutes of skincare fame, before being relegated to the dreaded dusty bottom-drawer of the vanity cabinet, this hero actually works and is here to stay. Its a powerful humectant that can hold 1000 times its own weight in water, making it an absolute skincare must-have, especially for those with dry and/or aging skin.

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I’m sure we can all agree that on a roll call of history’s most beautiful women, Cleopetra would most definitely make the list. And as much as we at The Silk Rose are huge fans of modern cosmetic innovations, we also appreciate classic beauty, which is why we were very very excited when we discovered Cleopatra’s beauty regime. I’m not saying we should all start scheduling in weekly milk and honey baths like Queen C, but if she swore by any hero ingredients to maintain her legendary beauty, then I would be a fool not to try them. I mean, if its good enough for royalty, then its good enough for me.

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I don’t know about you, but I grew up thinking that venom was generally considered a bad thing, which should probably be avoided and definitely not smeared across your face…or anywhere else for that matter. But evidently I was wrong, so very wrong. “Nature’s botox” (what a charming name!) is the ultimate hero ingredient for combating fine lines and wrinkles. Both bee and snake venom have been shown to improve the visible signs of ageing, which makes them my new best friends.

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