This Floral Extract Is Scientifically Shown to Boost Your Mood and Your Skin
Yes, Miranda Priestly: Florals for spring are a tad predictable. But that doesn't make us any less excited to embrace the sudden burst of foliage after months of dreary winter, especially when flowers can help restore our complexion from its dull, weathered state of hibernation.
No, they're not just pretty to look at (and smell)—a number of floral extracts have been shown to effectively tackle a number of skin conditions, from sensitivity to dryness to acne. And you better believe that the dizzying array of natural-minded beauty brands in the market right now have harnessed that plant power to create truly innovative products that deliver on the promise of a better complexion.
So what better way to ring in the season of rebirth than by renewing your skin? These flower-infused products are all-natural and effective. And fine, they're gorgeous too.
Tata Harper Hydrating Floral Essence ($68)
This super-powered face mist contains no less than 21 botanical extracts, ranging from skin-soothing lavender and calendula to borage leaf, which has been shown to significantly reduce inflammation and oxidative damage to skin. Spritz it to reduce redness and add an instant boost of moisture.
Leonor Greyl Baume Bois de Rose ($49)
Celeb stylist Adir Abergel recently used this rose-scented styling paste on Emma Watson for a Beauty and the Beast premiere—an on-theme choice indeed. But aside from obvious curb appeal, this natural balm is also highly effective, not to mention versatile: It can be used on both wet and dry hair, never leaves behind a greasy or sticky residue, and moisturizes as it keeps flyaways at bay.
Herbivore Botanicals Rose Hibiscus Coconut Water Face Mist ($32)
You'll recognize every single ingredient in this sweet-smelling toner. Aloe and coconut water deeply moisturize, while witch hazel, hibiscus, and rose soothe any redness or inflammation. Grapefruit oil, meanwhile, is a natural antibacterial. This all translates to a clear, balanced, hydrated complexion.
Rodin Olio Lusso Lavender Luxury Face Oil ($170)
"I created Lavender Absolute to be floral in the most elegant, unexpected, and sophisticated way," says Linda Rodin. Sophisticated and highly effective: The cocktail of evening primrose, jojoba, sunflower seed, calendula, rosehip, sweet almond, argan, and apricot oils (whew!) gives skin an unrivaled dose of moisture with just a couple of sweet-scented drops.
Urban Outfitters Petal Multi-Use Oil ($28)
Forget the fact that it'll look oh-so-pretty on your vanity—this multitasking oil blend was crafted to deliver heavy hydration, laced with a scent that leans far more luxurious than its palatable price tag would indicate.
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