The skincare industry is known for introducing new and exciting ingredients on the regular, but there are certain ones that have stood the test of time. Take flowers, for example. They’re not only a perennial favourite when it comes to bouquets or fragrances but also a skincare staple.
The two blooms you should have on your radar? Roses and jasmine flowers. You may equate the rose with your favourite floral spritz or jasmine with your go-to gourmand scent, but both are actually the star ingredients in the L’Oréal Paris Fine Flowers cleansing range, which consists of the following gentle products: L’Oréal Paris Fine Flowers Cleansing Milk, L’Oréal Paris Fine Flowers Cleansing Gel, L’Oréal Paris Fine Flowers Toner and L’Oréal Paris Fine Flowers Makeup Removing Cleansing Wipes.
The flowers are known to have a plethora of benefits that run the gamut from packing antioxidants (which protect your skin from free-radical damage) to fine lines. They’re also great for dealing with sensitive skin, proving that these blooms don’t just belong in the garden. Here are three reasons why you need to have these do-it-all flowers in your skincare routine.
1) They offer a boost of hydration.
Don’t underestimate the power of a rose—the flower is actually a hydration powerhouse, known for nourishing skin with its moisturizing properties. In fact, the natural oils found in rose petals are said to trap moisture. But it isn’t just rose that packs a hydrating punch. Jasmine also goes above and beyond its sniff-worthy reputation to offer some serious hydration benefits. Incorporating these ingredients into your skincare routine can help keep dry skin at bay. But before you turn to your moisturizer to get your dose of daily hydration, start with your cleanser. Look for gentle skin cleansers that’ll do the job on the cleansing front, while also protecting your skin’s moisture barrier. They’re the key to getting soft, supple and nourished skin that feels both fresh and comfortable.
2) They work as a great toner.
Both rose and jasmine flower are skin saviours for other reasons, too. They’re said to naturally tone dry and sensitive skin. Contrary to popular belief, not all toners zap your skin of moisture. While different toners tackle different skincare concerns, a gentle toner won’t strip your skin of essential oils or leave your complexion feeling dry or tight. Jasmine and rose extracts will also help rebalance combination skin. After you cleanse, use it to remove any traces of remaining makeup and impurities. Apply it to a cotton pad and gently sweep it over your face, remembering to go over your neck and avoiding the eye area. For best results, use both morning and evening, and follow up with your serum and moisturizer. Your complexion will thank you.
3) They’re ultra-gentle on easily irritated skin.
Finding the right skincare routine that won’t irritate skin can be a challenge when you have sensitive skin. Luckily, skin-calming botanicals like rose and jasmine can help. Both ingredients not only boast anti-inflammatory properties that soothe the complexion but also target redness. (Goodbye, blotchy skin!) Cleansing is an essential step when it comes to taking care of sensitive skin. Remember the last time you accidentally went to bed with a full face of makeup and woke up immediately regretting it? Avoid a repeat situation—and unwanted breakouts—by making sure you cleanse before you hit the sheets. Cleansing will remove dirt, oil and debris that can clog pores and lead to inflammation. Adopt a gentle cleansing routine using ultra-nourishing, skin-soothing ingredients to keep your skin healthy and hydrated. A cleansing milk or cleansing cream works best if you’re on the dry side and is especially effective during the colder winter months. If you have combination skin, opt for a cleansing gel. Sticking to a gentle formula will effectively melt off makeup and impurities sans irritation. Heading to your weekly spin class or packing for a weekend getaway? Facial cleansing wipes are portable and low-maintenance so you can easily pack them in your gym bag or carry-on and cleanse on-the-go.