ELDERBERRY HYDROLATE (FLOWER WATER)
Hydrolate is formed during steam distillation of elderberry flowers. Flower water consists of water-soluble plant particles and a small amount of essential oil responsible for a natural, relatively delicate odour. 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. Elderberry hydrolate, on the other hand, will be particularly useful in the care of mature, dehydrated and sensitive skin.
Hydrolate obtained from elderflowers should be of interest to people who have skin devoid of natural glow, tired, earthy, dry and at the same time prone to irritations and wrinkles. It is a product that will surely be appealing to owners of mature skin – because it has an antioxidant, illuminating and moisturizing effect. When applied to cleansed skin, it restores its proper pH and perfectly prepares it for the next stages of a care treatment. When used regularly, it can also help to reduce the visibility of discolorations and scars, brighten the skin and unify its tone. In addition, elderberry hydrolate has an antiseptic and antibacterial effect, so it will be useful also for occasional blemishes and inflammations.
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 the care. 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.
Elderberry hydrolate contains a large amount of vitamin C, thanks to which it has antioxidant properties, gently illuminating and brightening the skin. In turn, the flavonoids contained in it prevent the negative effects on the skin of free radicals, which is especially important for dried, wrinkle-prone and mature skin – it has a smoothing, nourishing and softening effect. Elderberry also has tannins and triterpenes – they are responsible for antiseptic, antifungal, anti-inflammatory effect.
Scent: natural, herbal, with a delicate sweetness in the background
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
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