Floral waters: the natural solution for radiant skin!
Floral waters, also known as hydrosols, are sweet and subtle aromatic liquids obtained from aromatic plants.
They have been used for centuries for their healing and cosmetic properties. Leaving the soft imprint of a light fragrance on the skin, aromatic waters have undeniable benefits for the face.
In this article, we'll explore what floral water is, how it's produced, its health and beauty benefits, and how to use it.
Much softer than essential oil and with no specific contraindications, the hydrosol has become the essential product for our bathrooms!
But how are floral waters produced?
Floral waters are produced by steam distillation of an ingredient (plants for example). The aromatic plants are placed in a still, and steam is then passed through the plant to extract the aromatic compounds.
The mixture of steam and aromatic compounds then passes through a cooler, where it condenses into two parts: the essential oil and the floral water.
Thus, hydrosols do not contain essential oils and are generally suitable for a wider audience, including pregnant or breastfeeding women, and children (from 3 months). If in doubt, do not hesitate to ask your doctor if you have any questions.
The health and beauty benefits
Floral waters are used for their healing and cosmetic properties. Here are some examples of their health and beauty benefits:
The benefits of hydrosols are numerous and allow you to take care of your skin gently:
Verbena floral water is appreciated by dull, dry, sensitive and mature skin looking for balance, protection and more radiance.
Rosemary floral water will have a stimulating, toning and purifying effect. It will be used to rebalance the natural radiance of the skin. It is appreciated by dull, combination, oily and blemished skin.
Cornflower floral water is the ally of sensitive and demanding skin. It is appreciated to help calm the skin that heats. It can also help decongest in case of swollen eyelids.
Did you know ? For even more active ingredients, at Belle Luce, our floral waters are distilled on a base of Aloe Vera water!
How to use floral waters?
All of our face mists can be applied to the skin or even in the bath water!
Easy to use, just apply them in the morning to wake up the skin and refresh, or in the evening to remove the impurities of the day and/or residues from make-up removal.
Here are some examples of use:
As a facial tonic : soak a cotton ball in floral water and pass it over your face after cleansing.
As a refreshing mist : spray floral water on your face throughout the day to refresh and hydrate your skin.
As a make-up remover : soak a cotton ball in cornflower floral water with gentle calendula oil and pass it over your face. This makeup remover is gentle on the skin and can be used daily. It effectively cleanses your face without leaving any greasy residue, leaving your skin soft and hydrated.
As an ingredient in your skincare products: add floral water to your skincare products to improve their properties.
Our mists are 99.4% ingredients of natural origin and from organic farming. Certified COSMOS ORGANIC
Sources: Complete dictionary of floral waters by doctor of pharmacy Jean-Philippe Zahalka