Rose of jericho, nature’s miracle plant…

Rose of Jericho: Resurrection Plant

Selaginella Lepidophylla, (otherwise known as The Rose of Jericho) is native to the Chihuahua Desert in Mexico, and is famous for being a 'resurrection plant'. It has featured in literature and on television, and is one of our favourite skincare ingredients here at Nourish London.

After the rainy season, the plant dries up, dropping leaves and curling branches into a tight ball, and “hibernates”. Within the ball, the fruits remain attached and closed, protecting the seeds and preventing them from being released prematurely.

When deprived of water, the plant does not die, instead it enters a dormant state, and can remain this way for many years. The Rose of Jericho is a tumbleweed, and so when it has curled up and protected its seeds, it retracts its roots and is carried across the desert sands by strong winds, often rolling for decades until it finds a fresh source of water, or until rains come again.

When the plant finally reaches a fresh source of water, the ball begins to unfurl and the resurrection plant really lives up to its name. After appearing dead for years, it will ‘wake up’ from its dormant state, open up and disperse its seeds. If there is enough water in the new location, the seeds will germinate within only a few hours.

This process is amazing when it occurs even once, however the Rose of Jericho can repeat this mini miracle time and time again; travelling the deserts over and over, thanks to a complex system of sugars contained within the heart of the plant.

The benefits of the Rose of Jericho skincare:

Rose of Jericho skincare products are perfect for dry, dehydrated skin. They lock in moisture while providing long-lasting hydration and restoring the skin's natural moisture barrier. Additionally, the antioxidant-rich nature of Rose of Jericho helps protect the skin from environmental stressors, such as pollution and UV radiation, thereby preventing premature ageing and promoting a youthful complexion. Our range of products offers the perfect complexion for all ages and skin types.

What Skin Types Does It Suit Best?

Fortunately, our Rose of Jericho skincare collection is versatile enough to cater to all skin types, ensuring everyone can experience these botanical benefits. Whether you have dry, dehydrated skin craving moisture, sensitive skin needing soothing relief, or combination skin seeking balance, Rose of Jericho will benefit everyone. Its hydrating properties make it ideal for dehydrated skin, while its anti-inflammatory benefits make it a gentle yet effective option for sensitive skin. If you suffer from oily or acne-prone skin, you can benefit from Rose of Jericho’s ability to lock in moisture without clogging pores. With our commitment to clean, natural ingredients, you can trust that each product is formulated with your skin’s needs in mind.

Our Collection of Rose Jericho Products:

Argan Skin Renew Anti-Ageing Moisturiser: This rich moisturiser deeply hydrates your skin. Its potent anti-ageing properties smooth fine lines and wrinkles, revealing a more youthful complexion with each application. Experience radiant, rejuvenated skin with our Argan Skin Renew anti-ageing moisturiser; your skin will look and feel at its best.

Kale Anti-Ageing Eye Cream: Experience the rejuvenating properties of Rose of Jericho and kale's nourishing goodness with our anti-ageing eye cream, formulated to reduce the signs of ageing around your delicate eye area. Enriched with the Rose of Jericho, known for its ability to revive and regenerate, it helps reduce the appearance of dark circles, puffiness, and fine lines, leaving your eyes looking refreshed and youthful. Combined with the rich kale extract, this eye cream provides deep hydration and protection against environmental stressors, ensuring your eyes sparkle with vitality.

T.S.L Tighten, Sculpt and Lift Neck Cream: This luxurious cream is formulated to firm, sculpt, and lift the delicate skin of your neck and décolletage. Experience the transformative effects as Rose of Jericho deeply hydrates and revitalises, restoring a more youthful contour with each application. Elevate your skincare routine and rediscover confidence in your skin with T.S.L Tighten, Sculpt, and Lift Neck Cream.

Kale Anti-Ageing Hand Cream: Enriched with the rejuvenating essence of Rose of Jericho, this luxurious cream reduces the signs of ageing, leaving your hands feeling hydrated and revitalised. With the antioxidant-rich properties of kale and the skin-rejuvenating power of Rose of Jericho, indulge in deep hydration and protection against environmental stressors. Treat your hands to the age-defying benefits of our kale anti-ageing hand cream.

We are dedicated to promoting skin health and preserving the natural world that inspires us. We source our Rose of Jericho extract from sustainable and ethical suppliers, ensuring that every step of the production process upholds the highest standards of environmental responsibility. By prioritising sustainability, we strive to leave a positive impact on the planet while delivering exceptional skincare solutions to our customers.

Fun Fact: Are you curious about the symbolism behind the Rose of Jericho? While it's often associated with rebirth, worldwide cultures view it as a symbol of love, happiness, perseverance, and luck.

Incorporating Rose of Jericho products into your skincare routine is more than just a beauty trend; it celebrates nature's resilience and the transformative power of botanicals. With our dedication to sustainability and ethical practices, you can trust that each product suits your skin and contributes positively to the planet. By choosing skincare infused with Rose of Jericho, you're embracing a powerful approach to beauty that prioritises both your skin's health and your environment's well-being.

Rose of Jericho: Resurrection Plant

Here at Nourish London, we recognised the amazing possibilities of this amazing plant, and have managed to include it in our products to provide truly incredible levels of moisturisation in the skin. Featured in our Argan Skin Renew Moisturiser and Kale Anti-Ageing Eye Cream we love the Rose of Jericho so much, we’ve even adopted one in our London offices…

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