Roses are arguably the most popular flowers used in skincare. If you can remember, rose-inspired beauty products were all the rage back almost three years ago. In fact, rose-infused products were in the top 100 toners and astringents in March 2018. But you may be surprised that it’s not just for adding a pretty scent to your favourite moisturiser and toner. These blooms actually have a proven benefit of improving your skin’s appearance.
Today, we’re putting a spotlight on a not-so-hidden Asian skincare secret: the rosa multiflora, a close cousin to the typical rose, which is native to East Asia. Get to know the Japanese Wild Rose and why you should look for it in your skincare products.
It’s a healing and brightening agent
In Eastern medicine, the leaves of Japanese wild roses were used to make poultices or natural heated remedies to help reduce inflammation. In modern times, this still holds true. The fruit of the Japanese wild rose, known as Eijitsu, has also shown that it can inhibit melanin production, which produces dark spots. The abundance of skin-renewing vitamins A, C, and E in the fruit or rosehip also adds on to its appeal as a skincare ingredient.