CALENDULA HYDROLATE (FLOWER WATER)
Calendula hydrolate is formed during steam distillation of calendula flowers. Flower water consists of water-soluble plant particles and a small amount of essential oil responsible for a natural, slightly herbal fragrance. The hydrolate reaction resembles the natural pH of the skin, so it will usually be a cosmetic suitable for the care of different skin types. The hydrolate of calendula flowers should draw attention of people with complexions prone to inflammations and acne.
Hydrolate of calendula flowers has a strong cleansing, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effect – among other things, it is an excellent product in the care of acne and problematic skin. It helps to fight eczema and inflammations – both by mitigating their effects and preventing the formation of new ones. It has a gently astringent effect, but it balances with moisturizing and soothing properties. Thanks to its antifungal and antiseptic properties, it is also useful as an additional means of eliminating the symptoms of broadly understood skin diseases, allergic lesions and all kinds of rashes. Calendula hydrolate also helps to accelerate skin regenerative processes – thanks to this, it is useful as a support in the treatment of sunburns, abrasions, scratches and minor wounds.
Hydrolate is a cosmetic that will surely appeal to lovers of universal products. Flower water in an atomizer bottle successfully replaces the tonic – it is enough to spray the face with it or apply it to the skin with a cosmetic petal (we recommend reusable ones). The use of hydrolate on freshly cleansed skin will not only restore its proper pH after using a washing agent, but also prepare the face for the next stages of a care treatment. It is also a great base ingredient for all kinds of rinses, masks, tonics or conditioners, or can work as a humectant base in the process of oiling hair. Flower water will also work as a refreshing mist for both face and body. On hot days, you can keep it in the refrigerator – a feeling of relief of warmed skin with a cool mist – it’s priceless. If you apply a full make-up every day, gently spray your face with the hydrolate after powdering – you will gain a fresher, natural effect and durability.
Calendula flowers are rich in, among others, triterpentine saponins, caretonoids (carotene, xanthophylls, lycopene), sterols, mucous compounds, organic acids, anti-aging flavonoids, vitamin C and mineral salts (primarily magnesium). The presence of triterpenes and carotenoids accelerates the healing of epidermal lesions and determines the normal growth of the epithelium. The hydrolate also owes its ability to restore the skin’s natural colour to carotenoids.
Scent: herbal, floral, natural
Hydrolate is basically a side effect of the formation of essential oils obtained by the distillation. Water steam with a temperature of one hundred degrees allows you to release molecules located in different parts of plants. As a result of this process, two parts are precipitated – oily, consisting of essential oils, and aqueous – precisely in a form of the hydrolate. Hydrolate mostly consists of water, yet it also retains the active ingredients desired in care treatments. Thanks to such proportions, the hydrolate will work much more gently than the essential oil, it is also characterized by a more subtle scent. It can be applied to the face, body or hair without worrying.
We preserve all hydrolates with a gentle, ecological preservative made of radish. It is a natural preservative of plant origin based on antibacterial peptides, which are formed by the fermentation of Raphanus Sativus radish by human-friendly lactic acid bacteria of the Leuconostoc kimchii genus. It is skin-friendly and offers an alternative to traditional synthetic preservatives. It effectively protects against bacteria, prolongs vitality of the cosmetic and has an antiseptic effect, and in addition, it has an unusual for preservatives and a very beneficial for the skin care property – it’s moisturizing.
CAPACITY OF A GLASS BOTTLE WITH AN ATOMIZER: 100 ml
Shelf life: 18 months
Calendula flower hydrolate, organic radish preservative
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