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Rose Absolute Moisturising Cream

Rose Absolute Moisturising Cream

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Rose Absolute Moisturising Cream

Each jar contains all 10 skin essentials

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Our Best-selling product - voted Best Moisturiser 2021* 

Thank you to our regular customers (we know you have lots of other options). In response, we have kept the price the same for THREE years.

This is a luxurious cream, which delivers smooth, plumped skin, without oiliness. Everything is packed into this one! Specifically formulated to improve skin showing depleted firmness and elasticity, dryness, dehydration and sun-damage.

 * We now add CoQ-10 at 2%, following new academic research and our own trials on effectiveness (increased from 0.8%). All ten of the skin essentials are used at optimum levels as per the most up-to-date research.

 The 10 essential skin care ingredients:

 Coenzyme CoQ-10, Retinyl palmitate (Vitamin A), Ceramides (from rice bran, not animals), Panthenol, Hyaluronic acid, Niacinamide, Lactic acid, Kojic acid, Urea, Curcumin (Turmeric).

Our principal aim is to strengthen the skin; returning it to it’s high-functioning heyday!

It is important for skin to be both hydrated and moisturised and stay that way throughout the day. For this to happen it requires water and lipids to be plentiful (it isn’t enough to ‘drink water’). This needs to be at a superficial level, but deeper down too. We use small particle active ingredients with those that are able to draw them deeper into the epidermis.

Mature skin, especially that undergoing the vagaries of menopausal symptoms, needs an increased combination of vitamins and minerals. These combine to help revive collagen and elastin. Powerful antioxidants, including CoQ-10 (Ubiquinone) and cucurmin (turmeric) are there to help protect skin from the oxidative damage from UV light. The CoQ-10 and Vitamin A Serum has a more potent, result.

Sun Spots from the extra, unwanted melanin, usually respond to kojic acid, this interrupts production, to prevent dark patches continuing to form. (A concentrated Lightening & Brightening Serum will work faster on particularly dark areas).

We use distilled rose, algae and calendula, in place of plain distilled water, as the botanical properties enhance the effect of the active ingredients.

Vitamin A (Retinyl Palmitate), This is a gentler alternative to retinol, causing less irritation - the skin itself turns it into retinoic acid which is vital for skin repair. This can really boost new skin cell growth and improves UV damage. It works well with other ingredients to improve scaly areas and help to normalise sebum production. It is pretty much a skin-care staple as the results are impressive.

C0Q-10: Ubiquinone - Probably most significant lipid antioxidant, naturally produced by the body, but often depleted by 30 and can be very low in people over fifty. It regenerates cells and prevents them generating free-radicals and can significantly help restore collagen and elastin.

Hyaluronic Acid (HA) and Sodium Hyaluronate (SH): Necessary to achieve well-hydrated skin and produced naturally in skin. Our own HA reduces markedly as we age, especially during and after menopause. Naturally extracted HA, (from algae) helps plump the skin surface, whilst the smaller molecule, sodium hyaluronate, can get deeper to restore depleted reserves. When skin is well-hydrated, the skin repair mechanism can work optimally.

Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) An important, but often over-looked skin vitamin. It works long-term to strengthen the skin, reduce enlarged pores and fade hyper-pigmentation. It often enhances the performance of other phytonutrients, like lactic acid - when combined, ceramide production is boosted.

Dihydrocurcumin: A free-radical scavenger which has improved collagen deposition and increased fibroblast production.

Panthenol (Vitamin B5): A humectant, helping to keep skin hydrated.

Rose Hydrosol: Softens dry skin and balances sebum production. Can reduce UV damage and hyperpigmentation.

Algae Hydrosol: High in natural hyaluronic acid, for moisturising surface skin. Contains some natural UV protection.

Rose Absolute oil: Only a small amount is needed, it is used in scar-healing - including those left by acne, hyper-pigmentation and sun damage.  

Frankincense oleoresin: This contains Boswellic acid (the essential oil doesn’t), excellent for helping and protecting UV damaged skin. Also useful for acne-prone skin. 

Aloe Vera: A good skin-soother that can help in fighting collagenase.

Soy Lecithin: Very soothing and improves hydration. A good alternative to animal keratin.

Green Tea Extract: A powerful antioxidant, thanks to the epigallocatechingallates (EGCG), especially good for UV damaged skin. A natural source of vitamins: B, C and E, it helps prevent free-radical damage, protects and revitalises skin, with antibacterial and antioxidant properties.

Calendula Extract: Helping repair and moisture, due to the high level of carotenoids.

Chamomile Extract: With a good supply of a-bisbolol, a sesquiterpene, this is anti-inflammatory and can help acne and scaly patches. Good for soothing sensitive skin.

Honeysuckle Extract: A rarely used flower due to the space needed to grow it. High in flavonoids and sesquiterpenes, it also contains EGCGs which keep the skin supple - definitely in the top 3 plant extracts for skin.

Evening Primrose Extract: Especially good at calming any redness and skin irritation.

Vitamin E:  Helps lubricate skin barrier.

*Fragrantica 2021 - Best scented skincare

Our new set of serums work very well applied under this cream.

Available in 30ml, 50ml and 150ml - All are boxed.

All our products are regularly tested and based on that feedback, we continually appraise and will update and improve where we can. Any new additions are posted at the top of the page, with dates of inclusion.

Full Ingredients List: Rosa damascena and Rosa gallica flower distillate; Lonicerae peliclymenum flower distillate; Fuchus vesiculosus distillate; Cocos nucifera seed butter; Mangifera Indica seed butter; Stearyl alcohol; Butyrospermum parkii butter; Nicotinamide; Achillea millefolium extract and glycerin; Oenothera biennis extract and glycerin; Vinifera seed oil; Glyceryl monostearate; Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5; Glutamine; Ubiquinone (Coenzyme Q10); Dimethicone; Cetearyl alcohol and PEG 20; Camellias chinensis leaf extract and glycerin; Retinyl palmitate; Behentrimonium methosulfate and Cetyl alcohol and Butylene glycol; Lactic acid; Lonicerae peliclymenum flower extract and glycerin; Persea gratissima oil; Panthenol; Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate; Polysorbate 80; Argania spinosa kernel; Achillea millefolium leaf extract and glycerin; Cyclomethicone; Oenothera biennis flower extract and glycerin; Prunus armeniaca kernel oil; Inulin; Rubus idaeus seed oil; Phenoxyethanol and ethylhexylglycerin; Hydrolysed milk protein; Sclerocarya birrea seed oil; Calendula flower extract; Cucurbita pepo seed oil; Cannabis sativa seed oil; Argania spinosa kernel oil; Urea; Hyaluronic acid; Salvia hispanica seed oil; Zinc oxide; Tetrahydrocurcumin; Sodium hyaluronate; Kojic acid; Avena sativa flour; Rosa canina fruit oil; Carapa guaianensis seed oil; Borago officinalis seed oil;  Punica granatum seed oil; Allantoin; Aloe vera leaf powder 1/200.


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Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Tina Williamson
Amazing cream

This cream is just wonderful. It gives a more even complexion, goes on smoothly and smells lovely too. Would definitely recommend to anyone.
Many Thanks.

I wish I had found this earlier

I started using this cream in 2021 after a recommendation. I love it - I love the smell, the feel and I really love what it does to my skin. I just wish I’d started using it when I was 30, rather than…the wrong side of 50. I wholeheartedly recommend this.

Thank you for taking the time to write - very glad you enjoy using the Rose Absolute.

Elaine Roberts
Great Cream

I recommend this cream. It feels and smells great and it does work. I definitely have seen an improvement in my skin.

Thank you for your kind comments and for taking the time to leave them - very glad the rose cream has helped. Some of the ingredients take a few weeks for their effects to get going, but skin should certainly feel better hydrated and plumped after a few applications.

Anna R
Recommended - it feels lovey and works wonders

I use the Scents of Man Vitamin A serum too, which I love, but this cream is like no other I have tried. It melts into my skin, it isn't greasy but it really keeps my skin hydrated all day, after applying it in the morning.
The smell is nice, its a light fresh rose (?). It has got rid of a few little dry skin lumps I had, but more importantly, a really uncomfortable scaly area I had for ages has completely gone. I don't know if this is all from the rose cream or the serum as I use them together, but I'm very pleased with the result.
The boxes and packing is beautiful.

Thank you for leaving a comment. I am very pleased to hear that your skin has improved and hope it continues to feel better.