Flowers and plants are look beautiful to look at, but did you know that they can do wonders for your sensitive skin? Fresh, consciously-sourced botanicals nourish your body and your mind with their uplifting scents and healing qualities.
Check out some of these amazing plants and see how they can help your skin:
CBD is a therapeutic compound found in the hemp plant. Not to be mistaken with hemp seed oil, which also has magnificent benefits for the skin, CBD is extracted from the whole plant and contains terpenes that interact with the skin. CBD has shown strong anti-inflammatory properties which help with everything from acne to sensitive skin. Vertly’s signature Full Spectrum CBD oil naturally contains other endocannabinoids CBG, CBN and CBC along with vitamins A, D, and E, proteins and essential fatty acids like Omega 3 and 6. This harmonious mix works together to keep skin healthy and youthful and bring balance to the body.
You might know this as another name: marigolds! This bright orange flower adds a pop of color to your flower garden and provides many benefits to the skin. It is antiseptic, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial, so it will keep any acne at bay, and it has been known to heal wounds faster so any existing breakouts will resolve quicker. Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties help to calm sensitive skin and redness and increase hydration within the skin, helping to prevent the signs of ageing.
Rose flowers not only smell amazing, but they naturally moisturize and tone the skin, as well. Studies have shown that the scent of rose releases endorphins in the brain, relieving stress and anxiety and lifting the mood. The oil produced by the petals offers intense hydration and its many vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants soothe sensitive skin and calm down redness and irritation. Rose is also anti-fungal and anti-bacterial, helping to prevent breakouts. These qualities make rose a great botanical for all skin types, but especially mature, dry or sensitive skin.
The sticky gel that you find inside the cactus-like leaves of the aloe vera plant is made up of 90 percent water, so it’s no surprise that it is amazing at moisturizing your skin. It’s also filled with Vitamins A and B, amino acids, enzymes, proteins, triglycerides and essential fatty acids that nourish your skin while soothing irritation. It even helps to promote the growth of new skin cells, keeping your skin looking young and bright.
Witch hazel may be a funny looking flower, but its benefits are nothing to laugh at. The extract from this spindly little plant is an anti-inflammatory powerhouse! Inflammation can cause irritated, sensitive skin, but witch hazel contains gallic acid and tannins, powerful anti-inflammatory compounds that soothe the skin and decrease redness. As an astringent, it causes your tissues to constrict, shrinking your pores. This holds in moisture and blocks out acne-causing bacteria, all while keeping your skin protected from damage.
Lavender is all about balance, in so many ways. Its scent helps to calm the mind and balance emotions, and applied topically it helps to balance oil production on your face, making it great for both dry and acne-prone skin. We often hear of tea tree oil and it’s acne-fighting powers, but lavender is just as potent of an anti-bacterial and a better option for sensitive skin because of its soothing anti-inflammatory properties.
All of these beautiful ingredients appear in our new Soothing Florals + CBD Face Mist. Just a spritz or two will keep your skin calm and hydrated. We’ve combined the most soothing and skin-quenching ingredients to make this luxurious mist, and every fresh, locally-sourced botanical is slow-infused for over three weeks to get every last potent drop of nutritious plant goodness.
As herbalists, we appreciate all of the blessings that these botanicals provide for us, and invite you to share in them as well.