The Floral Ingredients That Make A Difference In Your Skincare

Long before trendy ingredients worked their way into our beauty arsenals, the power of flowers was in full bloom. Flower extracts are often used in top-selling fragrances, especially in natural skincare products, and infused in beverages. Certain flowers are packed with antioxidants, vitamins and properties that make botanical beauty and skincare formulas potent and effective.

If you’re looking to face a certain skin concern, you may want to look into products featuring one of these blooms.

Chamomile

A sensitive skin favorite, chamomile works wonders on calming visible signs of redness. It can also reduce puffiness and help to even out skintone. It’s the perfect ingredient for an effective night cream.

Rose

A hydration wonder, roses are also known for their anti-aging properties. Rose helps to smooth fine lines, and if your product includes rosehip oil, you’re in for a treat thanks to the fatty acids that help plump your skin.

Sunflower

Sunflower oil is a versatile wonder. It works great for dry skin types to restore hydration and generate ceramides to restore your natural skin barrier to its best. Many eye creams boast this powerful floral ingredient for its hydrating abilities.

Hibiscus

The radiant glow that you’re looking for can definitely be achieved with hibiscus, which contains a high amount of AHAs, antioxidants and elastin. It can be used to gently exfoliate and tighten trouble areas.

Lavender

More than just a sleepy-time essential, lavender-touting formulas are perfect for acne-prone skin types. Lavender oil cleanses while repairing and balancing, making it a major power player in your skincare routine.

Peony

Peony extract’s anti-inflammatory properties make it a great natural brightener and radical damage fighter. It’s a daytime-wonder when paired with SPF.

Calendula

If you struggle with eczema or painful skin conditions, calendula is a gentle solution. With collagen-boosting abilities, this floral ingredient is great for treating and preventing stretch marks and acne scars.

Jasmine

Pollution and UV damage is no match against the power of jasmine. It can be used to help balance combo-oily skin types without cutting on natural hydration while smoothing skin texture.

Elderflower

The antimicrobial and antifungal components found in elderflower help to balance out oily skin types. The detoxifying elements help to clear out your complexion and heal any abrasions.

 

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Author: Wendy Vazquez

Wendy is the Editorial Assistant here at the Glitter Guide. She has a background in PR and marketing, but her true passion is editorial. She enjoys all things beauty and lifestyle.