Flowers and plants are known to have innumerable medicinal and cosmetic benefits, along with captivating smells which is widely used in perfumes and beauty products.
Plants are packed with great skin benefits, and flowers and their extracts have long been used to heal common beauty ailments and other skin related problems.
Even in today's complex and scientifically advanced world, the simplistic healing powers of flowers remains unrivaled and have immeasurable benefits to health and beauty.
Plabita Sharma, Skincare Expert, The Body Shop India tells us why flowers are great for beauty rituals:
Good for skin
Flowers have natural beneficial ingredients for the skin and the body. Just as they are beautiful, they can make your skin glow.
Advocates of natural beauty
From skincare to makeup to body care, the benefits of flowers can be found in Moringa, British rose, Chamomile, Sunflower, Lavender, Jasmine, Rose, Criste marine.
Anti-ageing active ingredient
Plant stem cells have been reputed to have revolutionary anti-aging ingredients.
Floral ingredients are found in the purest forms of scrubs, masks, toners and face washes which leave the skin exfoliated and gleamingly smooth. Blossom quintessence, for example, lemongrass and lavender have legendary attributes.
Velvet touch skin
Flower Camellia is high in oleic acid, making it unbelievably rich with moisturising and barrier-enhancing. It is an ultimate indulgent skin hydration. The splendid velvet moisture Japanese Camellia flower extract leaves skin silky soft and subtly fragranced
Prevents premature ageing
Popular in skin refining, soothing and preventing premature ageing Dandelion extract is filled with nourishment. Washing your face with flowers of dandelion is a great cure for itchy skin or eczema. It comprised of vitamin A, C, and E, which secure skin against free extreme harm and animate collagen creation.
However, its wise to be careful before any direct application to the face or body as many people suffer allergies to pollen grains or skin irritations with direct touch of petals.
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