Damask Rose Water (Rosa damascena)
The damask rose is the oldest of all the rose varieties and produces an exquisitely scented floral water which cools and moisturises the skin leaving it feeling fresh and hydrated.
Otherwise known as pro-vitamin B5, this B vitamin is necessary for the normal functioning of the skin and has a moisturising effect. It also helps stimulate cellular renewal.
Damask Rose (Rosa damascena)
A key note in all of our Botanical Essence™ eau de parfums, rose exudes a refined floral facet into the fragrance heart that is both intense and sensual. For Botanical Essence™ No.9, we source our Rosa damascena from Bulgaria and Turkey – offering the very best of each. The rose essence is obtained through steam distillation of the freshly picked flowers. They are hand-picked in the morning and quickly processed to avoid fermentation, then the absolute is extracted. About 4-5 tonnes of roses makes just 1kg of essence.
Daikon radish seed oil (Raphanus sativus (radish) seed oil)
Daikon or white radish originated in central Asia: the common name Daikon originates from the Japanese for ‘large root’, while the Chinese for white radish translates literally as ‘white carrot’, both accurate descriptions of the shape of the radish. Daikon radish seed oil is a very new ingredient, introduced for its light emollient properties to help give the hair gloss, and one we have been exploring since our meadowfoam seed supplier first experimented with pressing radish seeds.
Dragon’s blood extract Dragon’s blood extract
Sustainably sourced from Peru, dragon’s blood extract is rich in proanthocyanidins, which are antioxidants, and a biologically active alkaloid called taspine, known to help barrier function properties.