Spring is just around the corner, and to say we’re excited would be an understatement! To help prep you for the flower-filled season ahead, Glitter Guide contributor, Caylee Ashwell, is back to share four of the floral essential oils you need to start using now.
Power to the flowers! Floral essential oils offer a bouquet of healthy beauty benefits, from balancing skintone to reducing dryness and clearing out imperfections, too. Even in today’s world of scientifically advanced ingredients and formulas, the healing and restorative power of floral extracts are unmatched. See our top floral oils and the beauty products they’re found in below!
- Orchid: Rich with regenerative and anti-aging properties, orchid oil is used in skincare to protect against free-radical damage and to boost skin’s elasticity. Herbivore Botanicals Orchid Facial Oil ($64) contains a mix of orchid, jasmine and camellia flower extracts that are expertly blended together to bring out a bright, glowy complexion.
- Lavender: Though heralded for its scent, lavender essential oil is bursting with countless skincare benefits! It’s antiseptic and antibacterial, which helps balance skintone, regulate sebum production and normalize oily skin. Find it in Glossier’s luxurious face cream, Priming Moisturizer Rich ($35).
- Geranium Rose: This oil is an astringent, so it minimizes the look of wrinkles by tightening skin and slowing down the effects of aging. It’s also deeply hydrating and regenerative, making it a valuable ingredient in many skincare products. It’s a key element of Aquarian Soul Rosehip & Rose Quartz Under Eye Serum ($36), delivering antioxidants and moisture to sensitive skin under the eyes.
- Lotus: The ultimate dry skin quencher, lotus is an antioxidant-rich skin conditioner that provides deep hydration, while reducing signs of strain and fatigue. It also helps diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, which is a huge plus for mature skin, especially. Use Sephora’s Lotus Sheet Mask ($6) once weekly to enjoy the benefits of lotus oil directly on skin.