April is a month of stepping into spring. Breathtaking flowers will start to bloom and sweet aromatic scents will fill the crisp, clean air. It’s the most beautiful time of year to stop and smell the roses.
Our mission of Making Beauty Healthy® starts with our dedication to and passion for nature. Did you know we infuse floral botanical extracts and oils in our cosmetics and skin care to help treat your skin?
Flowers can take two ingredient forms: extracts and essential oils. While essential oils are more concentrated, both have incredible skin healing and nourishing properties. Using floral extracts in your beauty routine can help to soothe, nourish, and re-hydrate your skin.
Each of our floral extracts have their own unique therapeutic benefits for healing and beautifying your skin. Read on to find your flower fix!
4 Flowers with Skin Care Benefits:
Rosehip Oil – Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Oil comes from the seeds of the fruit of a rose bush. Packed with essential fatty acids, linoleic and linolenic acid, and high in vitamins A and C, rosehip oil treats signs of aging, sun damage, hyperpigmentation and scarring. Rich in antioxidants, rosehip oil combats dry, dehydrated skin by boosting moisture.
Lavender – Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract is derived from the flowers and stalks of the plant. Lavender soothes and calms irritated skin and helps a variety of common skin conditions such as acne, eczema, and psoriasis. The antimicrobial and antifungal properties help to clear bacteria and excess oil, while neutralizing all skin types.
Evening Primrose – Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil is cold-pressed from seeds. Rich in essential fatty acids, primrose oil soothes and moisturizes the skin, while also enhancing elasticity. It addresses signs of aging, redness, and dryness. Calming inflammation, primrose oil is especially beneficial in reducing the appearance of scarring and acne.
Chamomile – Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract is made from the heads of chamomile flowers. This extract is a powerful anti-inflammatory agent that soothes and conditions skin. Additionally, chamomile extract is hypoallergenic and helps to reduce skin irritants by neutralizing free radicals.