Florals and their extracts have long been used as a way to heal common beauty ailments.
Shikhee Agrawal, of The Body Shop India, Amit Sarda, the managing director at Soulflower, and Bindiya Gupta, a beauty expert at Organic Harvest, have listed the beauty uses of different types of flowerslay ageing.
The Camellia flower is high in oleic acid, making it moisturising and barrier-enhancing. It is the ultimate indulgent for skin hydration.
The soft velvety texture and moisturising qualities of the Camelia flower extract leaves the skin feeling silky soft and subtly fragranced.
Most commonly used for skin refining, soothing and preventing premature ageing, dandelion extract is filled with nourishment.
Washing your face with dandelion extract is a great solution for itchy skin or eczema. It includes vitamins A, C and E, which protect the skin against free radical damage and stimulates collagen production.
Lavender essential oil is one of the most versatile skin care products. It is packed with antioxidants that helps remove toxins from the skin.
The oil is anti-inflammatory and relaxing for the muscles and it can be applied directly to the skin to treat eczema or acne.
Rose oil helps to lighten scars, blemishes and sunburn.
Jasmine essential oil helps moisturise the skin and relax the muscles.
Daisy flower extract is commonly used as an ingredient in cosmetics, beauty and skin care products. It is ideal for making serums, toners, lotions and ointments.
Ylang Ylang essential oil balances oil in the skin and keeps your skin looking youthful and refreshed.
Aromatic Honeysuckle has a balancing effect on the skin. With antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, honeysuckle is excellent for skin care treatments for rashes and blemishes.
Orchid flower, if regularly used in fragrances, protects the skin from environmental stress while hydrating and renewing at the same time.
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