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Rosa Centifolia Flower Water.

What is "Rosa Centifolia Flower Water" and what is its use?

The "Rosa Centifolia Flower Water" is the I.N.C.I name used to refer to thecentifolia rose hydrosol. This floral water is known for its unique, sweet, and gentle fragrance. Rich in tannins, it is also credited with an astringent action, tightening dilated pores and thus contributing to refining the skin texture.

The Centifolia rose, a hybrid plant of unknown origin.

The hundred-petaled rose belongs to the Rosaceae family; its name refers to the large number of petals on the flower. It resembles a uniform, flexible bush that can reach up to 2 meters in height. This plant blooms from the month of May and the harvest takes place in the morning, at dawn. Its flowers are pink, red-purple, or white, composed of numerous thin petals. Its geographical origin remains unclear; today, it primarily grows in Bulgaria, France (Grasse), and North Africa (Morocco, Tunisia).

From the flowers of this rose bush, steam distillation allows for the extraction of two distinct fractions, the essential oil and the hydrosol, both of which are used for cosmetic applications among others. The centifolia rose hydrosol presents itself as a clear, colorless liquid with a floral, subtle scent, with sweet notes.

The cosmetic properties of Rosa Centifolia floral water.

This floral water primarily contains tannins, compounds known for their astringent and deep-cleansingproperties. It is therefore particularly beneficial for tightening the pores of combination to oily skin, or even acne-prone skin. Refreshing, italso soothes redness and calms allergic reactions. Moreover, it is also recognized for its antimicrobial properties. Researchers have thus demonstrated its ability to inhibit the growth of microorganisms involved in acne such as S. aureus.

Furthermore, the hydrosol of centifolia rose is renowned for its fresh and floral fragrance that is easily recognizable and provides a pleasant scent to cosmetic formulas.

How to use Centifolia rose hydrosol and in which skincare products can it be found?

TheCentifolia rose water can be used alone or as an ingredient in the formulation of a skincare product. Using a cotton pad, you can apply it undiluted to tighten your pores, remove impurities, and tone the skin. It has no contraindications and can be used by pregnant and/or breastfeeding women as well as children. In skincare, it makes up the aqueous phase of various formulations such as creams, masks, makeup removers, milks, serums...

At Typology, two toners are enriched with centifolia rose hydrosol. As a reminder, a toner is a skincare product to be used after the makeup removal and skin cleansing stages with the aim of rebalancing its pH. Our toning unifier with 7% niacinamide is concentrated in active ingredients to even out the complexion, reduce imperfections and associated redness, and refine the skin texture. The purifying toner with 1% salicylic acid specifically targets imperfections and helps you reduce them.


  • JITENDRA J. & al. Rosa Centifolia : Plant review. International Journal of Research in Pharmacy and Chemistry (2012).


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