First founded in 1221 in Florence by Dominican friars creating herbal remedies to use in their monastery, Officinia Profumo Farmaceutica de Santa Maria Novella is one of the world's oldest standing pharmacies. Santa Maria Novella specializes in luxury bath and body products, as well as divine colognes still true to their centuries-old formulations. Some of their most sought-after creations include rich hand and foot creams, aromatic potpourri (still fermented in terracotta jars as it was 800 years ago!), and fragrant bath soaps. Not to mention their fragrances, which have a cult following of their own! The products are still made on-site at their own factory in Florence, Italy, never tested on animals, and made using local ingredients whenever possible. Carefully handmade according to age-old recipes and artisanal methods, the preparations maintain a spirit of historical elegance.
The Original Refreshing Toner
A beauty elixir steeped in time-honoured tradition, Acqua di Rose is one of Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella’s signature preparations, attested since 1381. For centuries the essence of this natural toner has been appreciated for its firming, refreshing, and purifying properties, elevating it as an ingredient with numerous cosmetic benefits.
Crafted with distilled Damask rose water, the naturally scented fragrant infusion soothes and calms the skin, while the fermented Damascus rose extract further enhances the formula providing a fresh and astringent effect.
Embrace the refreshing and energizing benefits of Acqua di Rose, confirmed by centuries of legacy: the perfect pick-me-up to revitalize the skin. Apply Acqua di Rose on neck and face after cleansing to tone and invigorate the skin in preparation for your moisturizing routine.
Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Aqua (Water-Eau), Parfum (Fragrance), Benzyl Alcohol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Geraniol, Citronellol, Eugenol.
The ingredient list of this product can be updated without notice. We therefore invite you to always consult the ingredients list on each package.
For external use only
We recommend adding a generous amount to a cotton pad or directly to hand, and gently pat on face and décolleté after cleansing. Apply to linens directly for a clean, refreshing fragrance.