Rosa damascene is commonly known as Damask rose and belongs to the Rosaceae family. This family is considered superior to other flowers, sometimes referred as "king" and "queen" of flowers. Damask rose received its name after the city of Damascus, the capital of Syria. It is mainly cultivated in Iran, Turkey, Morocco, India and Ethiopia. The rose oil is obtained by distillation of the fresh flower petals and used for pharmaceuticals, flavoring foods and fragrance.
The oil extract contains phenolic compounds such as gallic acid, and flavonoids such as anthocyanin. These are natural antioxidants that shield the skin from UVB damage to preserve youth.
- Reduce sun damage to the skin
- Natural fragrance
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