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OUR VALUES

Honest, Nourishing & Pure

At Rose & Skin we have two missions in mind: to celebrate beautifully simple, pure ingredients and empower you to create your own natural skincare rituals.

Rose & Skin isn’t another ‘high-performance’ lab-created formula…it’s about getting back to basics with whole, natural ingredients gifted to us by Mother Nature’s abundant larder. We know you’re both beauty and eco-savvy, and that understanding exactly what you’re putting on your skin matters to you. 

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OUR INGREDIENTS

Hello Rose, you star! 

Our hero ingredient is Rose, a symbol of beauty, femininity and purity. We source delicately fragrant and pure rose oil and water from Bulgaria, our homeland.

In the early mornings, organically grown Damask roses – still dewy and moist – are handpicked in Bulgaria’s Rose Valley. Wearing vibrant traditional dress, the rose pickers sing songs while plucking the rose heads…a window into the rituals of past times. The rose petals are then steam-distilled for their precious, beautifully fragrant oil and water.

OUR VISION

Time to slow things down... 

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At Rose & Skin we’re all about slow, simple and creative living. Life is busy, we know, but don’t you deserve a little me-time, some precious moments to care for your skin? We’d love to tempt you to take the time to get to know these beautiful ingredients and then create your own nourishing concoctions. We’ve done all the hard work, providing you with the knowledge you need and a variety of easy-to-follow recipes – everything you need to create your own botanical masks, facial steams, scrubs, infused facial oils, and lots more. The fun bit is up to you! 

You can tailor the recipes to your skin’s needs and add extra nurturing ingredients…think the kind of staples you already have at home, like honey, live yoghurt and coconut oil. And because green is the only way to go, we provide a wealth of re-use and low-waste tips, such as re-using coffee grind, or fruit and veggie peels for lovely scrubs or to boost your masks.

To make things easy, we’ve created a Botanical Beauty Kit with everything you need to get started. A warning though: your friends may well be a little jealous so you might just have to share the fun! 

MEET THE FOUNDER

“Growing up, I spent my summers at my grandparents’ farm in Bulgaria, surrounded by aromatic fields.”

meet the founder

Hi, I’m Veronika!

So, why Rose & Skin?

To understand what inspired the brand we have to travel back in time to the childhood summers I spent at my grandparents’ farm in Bulgaria, surrounded by aromatic fields. I loved making my own potions and odd-coloured concoctions from grass, flower petals, pine needles, herbs and anything growing around me. Ripe fruits and veggies were always plentiful; the air was thick with the buzzing of bees from the hives; the chickens, goats and sheep were my friends. To this day, these memories are truly my happy place.

Fast-forward to my 20s and early 30s, and a stressful corporate job in London. I experienced the effects of stress and anxiety on my body, not to mention my skin, which became dull, flaky, and inexplicably oily and dry at the same time. Sounds familiar?
I started searching for remedies at the beauty counters of large stores and, time and again, I was left confused by the endless lists of ingredients in conventional skincare. Did I need a retinol cream? What about hyaluronic acid? Should I already be using anti-ageing products? Would that product dry my skin further? For someone who’s always felt an outsider in the cosmetic world, it wasn’t a fun experience.

Growing up in Bulgaria, my mother always had rose water – it’s common for women to use it on the skin or mix it with clay (Bulgaria is the largest producer of rose oil and water from its Rose Valley). She also frequently did a simple botanical steam, adding dried camomile and other herbs with a drop of rose oil, and I loved doing this with her. Although I didn’t know it then, the seeds of Rose & Skin were already sown…

Visiting Bulgaria after my department store fiasco, I picked up some rose water, clay and dried botanicals and started mixing my own simple concoctions. These pure, whole, natural ingredients were easy to understand, didn’t cost the earth and I had a blast mixing them!

But what’s more, my childhood love of potions and concoctions was reborn. I was spurred on to study aromatherapy, and soap-making, herbalism and – yes, you guessed it – I ended up following a different path, which led me here.

I hope you’ll join me in celebrating Rose & Skin’s simple, pure and nourishing products…and injecting a little creativity and a rosy glow into your skincare routine.

Much love,
Veronika x

MEET THE FOUNDER

“Growing up, I spent my summers at my grandparents’ farm in Bulgaria, surrounded by aromatic fields.”

meet the founder

Hi, I’m Veronika!

So, why Rose & Skin?

To understand what inspired the brand we have to travel back in time to the childhood summers I spent at my grandparents’ farm in Bulgaria, surrounded by aromatic fields. I loved making my own potions and odd-coloured concoctions from grass, flower petals, pine needles, herbs and anything growing around me. Ripe fruits and veggies were always plentiful; the air was thick with the buzzing of bees from the hives; the chickens, goats and sheep were my friends. To this day, these memories are truly my happy place.

Fast-forward to my 20s and early 30s, and a stressful corporate job in London. I experienced the effects of stress and anxiety on my body, not to mention my skin, which became dull, flaky, and inexplicably oily and dry at the same time. Sounds familiar?
I started searching for remedies at the beauty counters of large stores and, time and again, I was left confused by the endless lists of ingredients in conventional skincare. Did I need a retinol cream? What about hyaluronic acid? Should I already be using anti-ageing products? Would that product dry my skin further? For someone who’s always felt an outsider in the cosmetic world, it wasn’t a fun experience.

Growing up in Bulgaria, my mother always had rose water – it’s common for women to use it on the skin or mix it with clay (Bulgaria is the largest producer of rose oil and water from its Rose Valley). She also frequently did a simple botanical steam, adding dried camomile and other herbs with a drop of rose oil, and I loved doing this with her. Although I didn’t know it then, the seeds of Rose & Skin were already sown…

Visiting Bulgaria after my department store fiasco, I picked up some rose water, clay and dried botanicals and started mixing my own simple concoctions. These pure, whole, natural ingredients were easy to understand, didn’t cost the earth and I had a blast mixing them!

But what’s more, my childhood love of potions and concoctions was reborn. I was spurred on to study aromatherapy, soap-making and herbalism and – yes, you guessed it – I ended up following a different path, which led me here.

I hope you’ll join me in celebrating Rose & Skin’s simple, pure and nourishing products…and injecting a little creativity and a rosy glow into your skincare routine.

Much love,
Veronika x

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