Spices in skincare. Why?
Nature offers everything we need to keep our skin vibrant, nourished, and healthy. There are hundreds of herbs, plants, and flowers with documented benefits that have been finding their way into green beauty products all over the world.
For example: aloe vera, shea, and rose are not only well tolerated, but also soothing, calming, and indisputably luxurious for skincare. The humble oat grain has a long list of wonderful properties that are perfect for even the most sensitive skin types. Lavender, jojoba, and grapeseed oil are all classic skincare ingredients for a reason. The Earth produces so many wonderful options, it can be a challenge to choose!
But choices were necessary. During my extensive research to find and select the very best ingredients for my skincare line, several unexpected items made their way onto the list of must-haves. I was so delighted to discover the benefits of coriander, turmeric, fennel and other spices, I simply had to incorporate this exciting group of ingredients into every product and even made it an integral part of the company name: Flower and Spice.
Discover a bit about why I decided to spice up my skincare line with these examples.
Learning about the benefits of this ingredient was nothing less than a journey of happy discoveries. A natural anti-oxidant, coriander has been an integral part of Ayurvedic therapy for thousands of years. The essential oil helps us detoxify and as an extra bonus, coriander even has a longstanding reputation for being a natural aphrodisiac.
I’ve combined this exotic and powerful oil with a skincare classic – rose – to create a very special formula: SOOTHE and REPAIR which offers epidermal nourishment with a decidedly spicy twist.
I can’t promise that SOOTHE and REPAIR will work as an aphrodisiac, but I am convinced your skin (and nose) will love this precious combination.
Even though fennel is a well-known ingredient in the culinary world, it also has a rich history of medical use. Modern studies confirm many claimed benefits of fennel and it is being examined for its strong anti radical scavenging activity.
What I fell with love with about fennel was its measurable ability to demonstrate anti-aging properties. In short: fennel helps prevent TransEpidermal Water Loss (TEWL).
It’s commonly known that moisture is key to healthy skin, so it didn’t take much consideration on my part to include this fragrant and powerful oil in my INSTANT GLOW to bring your skin the spiciest and biggest moisture-retaining boost that could be conceived.
Will INSTANT GLOW make you look 10 years younger? Of course I can’t promise that, but I can promise you all natural ingredients with a uniquely spicy edge – created specifically to bring your skin the very best of nature in a jar.
There’s More in Store
This was just a short introduction to why I decided to use spices in my skincare. I hope you’ll want to learn more about the ingredients in Flower and Spice’s products and get skincare tips, news, and updates in upcoming posts.
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