Are you a fan of natural cosmetics? It's no wonder, because many plants have a beneficial effect on beauty. Maybe you sometimes use fruit face masks or apply oils to the ends of your hair. But have you thought about using the properties of flowers in body care? Cherry, lavender, rose – see for yourself how beneficial they are for your skin!
Which plant extracts are used in beauty regimes?
Your skin often doesn't need expensive treatments to look beautiful and radiant – all you need are products containing plant extracts. The vitamins, minerals, polyphenols and other compounds they contain help soothe irritation, prevent blemishes, and make the skin soft and smooth. A good example is sea buckthorn, as it's rich in vitamins (including B-group vitamins), which have a good effect on the condition of the skin, hair and nails. If you want to look after your beauty, try sea buckthorn oil or look for a valuable extract in cosmetics products. Floral extracts are also quite interesting. Face and body creams and oils often contain mallow blossom, jasmine or peonies. They're not only nice to think about, but also turn your daily skin regime into a luxurious ritual. So now the question arises – which floral extracts should you look for in products? Here are some of our favourites.
Cherry extract is found in many cosmetics with a rejuvenating and elasticising effect. Research has shown that it's also good for inflammation and irritation.
Its captivating scent helps to calm down in stressful situations and makes it easier to fall asleep. However, lavender can also be used as a cosmetic. Lavender oil is rejuvenating, smoothing, disinfecting and antiseptic.
Some might associate the extract from the flowers and fruits with a natural treatment for respiratory infections, but it turns out that it also has a positive effect on beauty. It has strong antioxidant properties, i.e. it eliminates excess free radicals, which can be harmful and accelerate the ageing process. Antioxidant compounds are found mainly in the flowers of the plant.
Rosehip oil is extremely versatile and so is one of the most popular natural ingredients used in cosmetics. It has anti-ageing properties, prevents vasodilation, and deals with dryness and irritation. It can also be used to fade scars and stretch marks. The specific properties depend on the species.
A study showed that the oil of this plant has antimicrobial, antifungal and antioxidant properties. As an ingredient in cosmetics, neroli extract helps avoid irritation and energises the skin.
The power of seven flowers in one product
If you think that one flower isn't enough for your skin, because it deserves a bouquet, try Eco oil – a body elixir by Lirene. It's 100% naturally sourced and contains organic ingredients. Floral extracts are immersed in oils that are beneficial for the skin: soybean, hemp, rice and avocado. The result leaves your skin velvety and nourished, in a visibly better condition. The natural fragrance compositions make it very relaxing. All you need to do is apply it once or twice a day. You don't have to worry about using the oil if you have sensitive skin. On the contrary! Plant extracts can actually help prevent irritation, which will be a relief.