Tissue cultured plantUnlocking the Secrets of Perfect Skin: A Guide to Tackling Common Issues with Uncommon Ingredients

Let’s face it, our skin goes through a lot. From the harsh sun to pollution to stress, our skin is constantly battling against external forces that can leave it feeling dry, itchy, and red. And not to mention open pores and sun damage. Do they make you want to go undercover and hide away?  Yep, we’ve all been there. It’s like our skin is playing a cruel game of “how many issues can we throw at you today?” But fear not, friends – Rhodes Skincare is here to help.

First of all, let’s talk about some of the factors that can contribute to sensitive and problematic skin. One major culprit is the weather. When the air is cold and dry, it can sap moisture from your skin, leaving it feeling tight, flaky, and uncomfortable. This is especially common during the winter months when the humidity levels drop and indoor heating systems can further dry out the air.

Sun damage and environmental pollutants can also wreak havoc on our skin, causing a range of problems from dryness and sensitivity to premature ageing and even skin cancer. Sun exposure is one of the most common causes of skin damage, as it can lead to the breakdown of collagen and elastin fibres, which are responsible for keeping our skin firm and supple. Over time, this can lead to the development of fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots.

Environmental pollutants such as smog, cigarette smoke, and car exhaust fumes can also cause damage to the skin, as they contain harmful chemicals and free radicals that can break down the skin’s natural protective barrier. This can result in dryness, redness, and inflammation, as well as an increased risk of infection and other skin problems.

Another factor to consider is the products you’re using on your skin. Many soaps and cleansers contain harsh ingredients like sulphates (de-greasers), that can strip your skin of its natural oils. This can lead to dryness, itching, and even flakiness.

As tempting as it may be to take a long, hot shower, it can actually be quite drying to your skin. Hot water can strip away those oils even further, leaving our skin feeling dehydrated and tight.

Of course, medical conditions, like eczema and psoriasis, can cause dry, itchy skin. These conditions can be chronic and require ongoing treatment to manage symptoms. And certainly, it is important to avoid products with harsh chemicals in them.

And don’t forget about age. As we age, our skin naturally becomes drier and loses some of its elasticity. This can make it more prone to itching and discomfort.

Now, do you even have odds fighting against all this?

Let’s start with the basics: dry skin. As we mentioned, dry skin can be caused by a variety of factors, from harsh weather conditions to hot showers that strip your skin of its natural oils. That is where we’ve got you covered. Our products are formulated with hydrating ingredients like Desert Rose to give your skin the moisture boost it craves. The Desert Rose is a flowering plant native to East Africa and Arabia. It’s a succulent plant, which means it’s adapted to thrive in arid environments and is capable of storing water in its leaves, stems, and roots. In skincare, the extract from the Desert Rose plant is known for its hydrating and anti-inflammatory properties. Its high water content allows it to deeply moisturise the skin, making it ideal for those with dry or dehydrated skin. It also contains antioxidants, which can help to protect the skin from environmental stressors and premature ageing. What’s more, the Desert Rose extract has been shown to have a calming effect on the skin, making it great for reducing redness and inflammation. It can also help to soothe sunburned or wind-chapped skin, making it perfect for those who spend a lot of time outdoors.. The Desert Rose Face Wash

What about itchiness, redness and inflammation? We all know it’s important to wash our faces at the end of the day (or night, if you’re feeling wild). But many cleansers out there contain harsh sulphates or use abrasive exfoliants that can damage your skin and make it more prone to inflammation. It’s like using sandpaper on your face – no thank you! That’s why we created our Juniper Cleanser, which is gentle on the skin and helps close open pores. The Juniper plant has antibacterial and antiseptic properties, which can help to fight acne and other skin infections. It is also a natural astringent, meaning that it can help to tighten and firm the skin, reducing the appearance of pores. It also contains healing Allantoin and soothing Aloe Vera, so you can remove makeup and other impurities from your skin without causing irritation or dryness. Allantoin is a superhero ingredient that’s known for its ability to reduce redness and irritation, while Aloe Vera has been used for centuries to help soothe all kinds of skin issues. Together, they make a dynamic duo that can help combat even the itchiest of skin. And it smells pretty good, too.  The Juniper Berry Cleanser, Toner & Eye Makeup

Now let’s talk about those pesky open pores. Our Juniper Cleanser not only helps soothe itchy skin, but it also can help close up those open pores.

Also, our blend of oils like Chamomile, Jojoba, and Meadowfoam work together to help keep your pores clean and clear, while also providing nourishment to your skin. Chamomile oil has been used for centuries for its anti-inflammatory and soothing properties, making it a great option for reducing redness and calming irritated skin. Jojoba oil is incredibly similar to the natural oils produced by our skin, meaning it can help balance oil production and prevent clogged pores. Meanwhile, Meadowfoam oil is packed with antioxidants and fatty acids, which can help moisturise the skin and protect it from environmental stressors that can contribute to the appearance of open pores. When combined, these three oils make for a powerful trio in helping to minimise the appearance of open pores and promote a more even, smooth complexion. The Madonna Lily & Frankincense Hand & Nail Cream


If you love the sun as much as the lizard on the rock you want to hear about this one. We all love a good dose of vitamin D, but a little too much and you know what happens to our skin. That’s where Madonna Lily comes in – this powerful ingredient has been shown to help reduce the appearance of dark spots and hyperpigmentation. It also has skin-brightening and anti-ageing properties, making it an excellent choice for reversing and reducing sun damage. Additionally, Madonna Lily is a natural source of antioxidants, which can help protect the skin from further damage caused by UV rays and other environmental stressors. Incorporating Madonna Lily into your skincare routine can definitely help you achieve a brighter, more youthful-looking complexion. The Madonna Lily & Desert Rose Regenerating Face Oil

Summer Snowflake extract can do wonders for your skin, known for providing “beauty sleep for the skin. How much better we all feel and look after a really good couple of nights of sleep, let alone a restful holiday. When the bulb lies dormant it specifically regenerates to produce flowers the following year. When harvested using Plant Cell Technology the cells collected provide excellent regeneration giving your skin a much-needed rest, and keeping it looking fresh.

If you are part of the Rhodes family you should know how much we love lupin seeds. These little guys are the secret to boosting your collagen game! They are derived from the seeds of the Lupinus albus plant and are rich in a variety of nutrients and bioactive compounds, including proteins, antioxidants, and minerals. When applied topically, these coatings have been found to stimulate the production of collagen in the skin, which can help to improve skin elasticity and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. They may be small, but mighty when it comes to helping you put your best face forward.

And last but not least! Enter, KLOTHO. Derived from a resin produced by the Pistacia lentiscus tree, and native to the island of Chios in Greece. This extract contains a group of proteins that have been shown to have anti-aging effects. These proteins help to improve the elasticity and firmness of your skin, reducing the appearance of those pesky fine lines and wrinkles. The Madonna Lily & Frankincense Hand & Nail Cream, The Madonna Lily & Desert Rose Regenerating Face Oil

Now after all this talk about the ingredients, you are probably wondering how we got our hands on Madonna Lily, Desert Rose, Juniper…

3 words – Plant Cell Technology. 

What does it mean?

Basically, scientists can take 2 mls of leaf or root from these plants and use it to grow millions of identical cells in a lab. These cells can then be used to produce the same compounds and chemicals that the plants would naturally produce, but in much larger quantities and without harming the actual plant itself. This means we can harvest valuable ingredients without having to worry about damaging or depleting wild populations, no soil, no pesticides, or fertilisers.

For example, the Madonna Lily is a beautiful and highly sought-after flower, but it’s also endangered in some parts of the world. By using plant cell technology, we can harvest Lily’s essential oils and other compounds without having to worry about harming the plant or contributing to its decline. Similarly, the Desert Rose and Juniper are both plants with valuable medicinal properties, but they can be difficult to cultivate and harvest sustainably in the wild.

That is our secret to having this many special ingredients.

At Rhodes, we understand that everyone’s skin is unique and requires specialised care. We believe in the power of nature and have taken the time to research and source the best natural ingredients from around the world. We are on a mission to save your skin from the clutches of dryness, sun damage, redness, and all other skin foes. But we’re not your ordinary crusaders, we’re armed with a secret weapon – the power of not-so-common ingredients. We believe in bringing you the best of both worlds – effective solutions for your skin issues with ingredients that are as unique as you are. So if you’re ready to join us in our quest for skin perfection, just remember, with Rhodes Skincare, you’ll always have a hero in your corner!


Trust us and your skin will thank you!