When you live in New England, there are years when it seems like winter lasts forever. It’s officially Spring, but our flower beds have yet to bloom. Soon enough, we’ll have bright petals and sweet scents, but until then, we’ll have to indulge our passion for plants in other ways. This April, we’re celebrating National Garden Month by highlighting our botanical ingredients.
Commonly, flowers appear in two ingredient forms: an extract or an essential oil. The skin care benefits are similar in both versions, but the oils are more concentrated.
If you scroll through our Ingredient Glossary, you’ll find a bouquet of botanicals from Aloe to Zingiber Officinale Root (also know as Ginger Root). Choosing our favorite is near impossible, so we decided to focus on flowers. Read on to learn about skin benefits for our favorite florals.
First, let’s talk about the ever-beautiful rose. It comes in almost as many ingredient formulations as it has petals. In our products, you will see rose waters and extracts from a variety of different species. Here are some quick facts:
We derive these ingredients from the petals and flowers of the plant.
Rose has antioxidant, anti-irritant, skin-conditioning and aromatic properties.
The ingredient is in: BeautyPrep Face Toner, BeautyPrep Face Moisturizer, HandDrink Hand Cream, Just Kissed Lip and Cheek Stains and Smell the Roses Hydration Spray.
Honeysuckle Flower Extract is a potent antioxidant that has strong cleansing properties and lovely fragrance. It can be found in our Smooth Affair Facial Primers, Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream, HandDrink Hand Cream, and Zap & Hide Concealer.
Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract is made from the heads of chamomile flowers. Chamomile works the same in beauty products as it does in tea: it soothes and conditions. You can find this skin-calming flower in BeautyPrep Face Toner, D2O Hydration Spray, Balance Hydration Spray, and our Eye Pencil.
Lavandula Angustifolia Oil comes from certified organic lavender. It soothes and calms irritated skin and is used in: BeautyPrep Face Toner, Dream Tint Tinted Mouistizer and Zap & Hide Concealer.
Lotus Corniculatus Extract is obtained from the Lotus Flower. We included it in LipDrink Lip Balm and PureGloss Lip Gloss for its moisturizing, calming and protective qualities.