There’s a garden of ingredients out there! Want know more about the wonders that flowers do to your skin? We made a list of the top floral ingredients you will find in beauty and skin care products and their amazing benefits.
Roses are known for their intense hydrating properties, they are perfect for mature and dry skin. Rose extract is a cell rejuvenator that helps minimize scars, stretch marks and wrinkles. Try Lumière de Vie Rosé Refresher for an amazingly refreshing burst of roses.
Passion flowers contains lycopene, which assists skin that’s recovering from sun-induced damage, and is a top anti-aging component. They are effective against inflammation, redness, flakiness and eczema. Native to the Amazon, passion flower oil or maracuja oil is rich in vitamin C, calcium and fatty acids. It’s a perfect ingredient for products that are formulated to target dry, mature and cracked skin.
One of the most versatile oils, sunflower oil works wonders for your hair and skin with its head-to-toe beauty applications. Because of its high linoleic acid content, sunflower oil is good for acne-prone skin. It’s also rich in antioxidants that help protect and restore damaged skin. Among its plethora of benefits are: moisturizes, hydrates and cleanses skin; relieves sunburn, redness and insect bites; lightens dark spots and pimple marks; smoothens underarms and lightens elbows and knees; smoothens soles of the feet and relaxes tired, puffy eyes.
When we think of chamomile, we think of tea, but chamomile actually has a long history of medicinal uses. For starters, it has anti-fungal, antibacterial, antiseptic and antioxidant properties. Thus, making it a multitasking ingredient that addresses skin concerns ranging from acne and swelling to scars and minor abrasions.
As one of the most potent medicinal flowers, marigold’s natural healing abilities provide relief from a variety of health and skin concerns. It has anti-fungal, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that make it effective in preventing acne as well as in treating skin irritations. Also, Marigold contains powerful antioxidants that fight premature aging and damage from free radicals.
Known for its calming and relaxing effect, lavender is often used in spa treatments and aroma therapy, but the uses of this delicate flower doesn’t stop there. Also, it increases cell renewal. So, use it for scars, wrinkles, burns and stretch marks. Its petals have a lightening and clarifying effect on skin when used in face masks and creams.
Other honorable flower mentions? Hibiscus, Lotus, Calendula, Elderflower, Jasmine and Echinacea. So, the next time you pick up a product and one of the ingredients is floral? Do yourself a favor and get it!