Flowers in cosmetics. Blavender, rose, chamomile and other ingredients

Although flowers are mainly associated with the spring season, we can enjoy their benefits all year round. Some flowers work well as ingredients in cosmetics. Check out the benefits of incorporating them into your skin care.

Blavender, or cornflower

This popular plant from the asteraceae family is found throughout Poland. It is also known as cornflower, a common field weed. A valuable hydrolate can be obtained from cornflowers. Steam distillation produces a substance rich in flavonoids and anthocyanins. In their natural state, these compounds protect the plant from external environmental factors such as microorganisms and UV radiation. Floral water from cornflower is also rich in mineral salts, especially manganese. In addition, cornflower contains pectin, organic acids and small amounts of tannins.

The cosmetic ingredient extracted from cornflower has a soothing and softening effect on the skin. It reduces swelling and inflammation. Included in the formula of the eye cream, it soothes and refreshes the delicate epidermis. Reduces under-eye bruises.

Cornflower extract is an ingredient in the eye patches applied during the peptide xpress treatment.

Rose and rose oil

Rose oil is an extremely popular ingredient with a beautiful scent. It is extracted from different varieties of rose. Among the species used in cosmetics is musk rose (Rosa moschata). Musk rose seed oil is rich in flavonols, vitamins C, A, B1, B2, E and K, unsaturated fatty acids (EFAs) and carotenoids. It has antioxidant properties – as an antioxidant it neutralizes free radicals and counteracts oxidative stress. Musk rose oil is an ingredient in cosmetics for mature and aging skin. It is also used for scarred and blemished skin. Thanks to its brightening properties, it helps even out skin tone. It has firming, revitalizing and strengthening effects. It rebuilds the hydrolipid barrier of the epidermis.

The benefits of musk rose oil have been used in fitolift serum, a cosmetic for peri-menopausal women.

Damask rose is also used in cosmetic formulas. Take a look at the article on damask rose oil.

It is worth knowing that during the production of rose oil, an additional product is created – rose hydrolate. It is a substance as valuable as rose oil itself. Rose water strengthens the skin’s protective barrier and slows down the aging process. It is an excellent ingredient in a regenerating, moisturizing and strengthening massage butter.

What else besides rose oil and rose hydrolate?

Among the rose cosmetic ingredients, jericho rose extract is also worth noting. This fascinating plant, also known as the resurrection plant, is famous for its ability to survive in extremely harsh conditions. It withstands almost complete drying out and recovers after replenishing its water supply. The jericho rose extract used in cosmetics has moisturizing and protective properties. It forms a thin film on the surface of the epidermis. This limits the access of microorganisms to the skin and reduces transepidermal water escape. It is used, for example, in hand cream formulas.

Common sunflower

Everyone knows sunflower seed oil – it’s a popular substance used in cooking. Not many people know, however, that sunflower is used in cosmetics. It contains lignans, vitamin E, unsaturated fatty acids, zinc, calcium, potassium and iron. As an ingredient in skin care products, it has an antiradical, anti-inflammatory and normalizing effect. It strongly moisturizes the skin and restores its elasticity. It protects the skin from external influences, rebuilds the hydrolipid barrier and prevents water loss from the epidermis (TEWL).

An additional advantage of sunflower seed oil is its non-comedogenicity. The ingredient is quickly absorbed and does not block skin pores.


Knowledge of the properties of chamomile has been used for many generations. It is one of the main raw materials used in herbalism. Chamomile is famous for its anti-inflammatory properties. It has an antiseptic and cleansing effect. It is used in antibacterial preparations. Chamomile infusion is also a home remedy for soothing irritated mucous membranes and skin. In the cosmetics industry, it is used as an in products for sensitive skin. Included in cosmetic formulas, chamomile helps reduce puffiness. It also supports the moisturizing effect of creams.

Asian centella

The beneficial effects of Asian centella were recognized thousands of years ago. t is a plant used in natural Indian medicine, Ayurveda. The spectrum of applications of Asian anthrax is extremely wide. It has been used to treat eczema, vitiligo, psoriasis, anemia, syphilis and hypertension, among others. With the development of science, specific compounds have been isolated from Asian centella. They belong to the groups: bioflavonoids, glycosides, sterols, acids and others. These substances exhibit a number of properties useful in skin care. Asian centella improves skin microcirculation and blood vessel strength. It has a smoothing, cleansing and soothing effect. It stimulates collagen production, thus increasing firmness. In addition, it soothes inflammation. It is an antioxidant – it participates in the antioxidant process.

Asian centella is an important ingredient in cosmetics for sensitive, vascular and rosacea-prone skin. It is found in the formulation of rossatore cream blur effect, in rossatore mask and in the professional rossatore xpress treatment.

Summer snowflake

This beautiful plant is often mistaken for a snowdrop. Summer snowberry blooms from April to May, but it is in its dormant state that it is most valuable as a cosmetic component. The extract from the tuber of the dormant summer snowberry has a diastolic effect. When used in facial creams, it relaxes muscles, thus helping to reduce facial wrinkles. It helps to achieve the effect of visually rejuvenated face, increases the lifting effect od cosmetics. An additional advantage of this extract is its effect on sweat glands – summer snowstorm reduces their activity.

Extract from the tuber of the dormant summer snowflake has been included in the formulations of cosmetics from the peptide lifting line. It enhances the effectiveness of the day cream, eye cream, night cream and peptide xpress treatment.

Flowers – valuable ingredients for cosmetics

The species listed are just examples of flowers used in cosmetics. Also great as raw materials are verbena, wild rose and jasmine, among others. Many of the potted plants that decorate homes and the multitude of plants grown in gardens have extremely useful properties. It is worth knowing that not only flower petals, but also other parts of the plants are used in the cosmetic industry. Effective skin care substances are also extracted from leaves, from fruits, from seeds and seeds, and from roots and tubers. The process of making raw materials often involves upcycling, that is, reprocessing raw materials previously considered waste.

The use of flowers in skin care has a long history. These are both the achievements of modern science and technology, as well as traditional knowledge inherited from ancient times.

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