5 Botanical Ingredients with Skin Benefits

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.

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.

5 Flowers with Skin Care Benefits

Roses

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.
BeautyPrep Face Moisturizer

BeautyPrep Face Moisturizer
$45.00

Just Kissed Lip and Cheek Stain

Just Kissed Lip & Cheek Stain
$25.00

Smell the Roses Hydration Spray

Smell The Roses Hydration Spray
$30.00

Honeysuckle Flower

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.

Smooth Affair Facial Primers

Smooth Affair Facial Primers
$48.00

Glow Time

Glow Time Mineral BB Cream
$48.00

HandDrink Hand Cream

HandDrink Hand Cream
$29.00

Chamomile Flower

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.

D2O Hydration Spray

D2O Hydration Spray
$30.00

Balance Hydration Spray

Balance Hydration Spray
$30.00

Mineral Eye Pencil

Eye Pencil
$15.00

Lavender Flower

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.

BeautyPrep Face Toner

BeautyPrep Face Toner
$33.00

Dream Tint Mineral Makeup Foundation

Dream Tint Tinted Moisturizer
$41.00

Zap & Hide Concealer

Zap & Hide Concealer
$29.00

Lotus Flower

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.

LipDrink Lip Balm

LipDrink SPF 15 Lip Balm
$15.00

PureGloss Lip Gloss

PureGloss Lip Gloss
$26.00


We Want to Know

What are your favorite plants and flowers? Check out our Ingredient Glossary to find out if the plant is include in our products. You’ll also discover how the ingredient benefits your skin.


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3 Comments
  1. My wife has been looking for some skin care products for her hands because they get really dry in the winter time. I’m glad you mentioned lavender having anti-inflammatory properties because most other products have been causing a lot of irritation. I’ll have to pass this article on to her. Thanks for the help!

  2. Hi,

    That is why I always include lavender and rose petals during my bath tub time. I feel like I won’t get out from tub because it’s really relaxing with flowers petals on your tub when taking a bath. These flowers are really good for the skin.

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