ST. JOHN’S WORT HYDROLATE (FLOWER WATER)
Hydrolate is formed during steam distillation of St. John’s wort flowers. Flower water consists of water-soluble plant particles and a small amount of essential oil responsible for a natural, typically 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. St. John’s wort hydrolate is ideal for the care of normal, sensitive and couperose skin.
Hydrolate from St. John’s wort flowers is by far the most controversial floral water, in terms of smell, from the Four Starlings, and we prefer to emphasize this at the very beginning. We would like to describe this aroma somehow poetically, add depth to it, but what more can we state here – a hydrolate from St. John’s wort is far from the smell widely considered cute – it is strongly herbal, bitter and a little sour somewhere in the background. As befits the hydrolate, however, it is a smell that flies away quite quickly and will not be palpable just after a while from the application to the skin. The aromatic deficiencies of St. John’s wort make up for the action. Hydrolate from St. John’s wort is very versatile – so it will work in the care of different types of complexion. It has an antibacterial, toning and regenerating effect. It soothes irritations, calms the skin and adds shine to it. It is also appreciated by people who have couperose complexion – if regularly used, it helps to reduce the visibility of so-called “spiders”.
Flower water 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.
Hydrolate from St. John’s wort contains large amounts of flavonoids – they are responsible for the sealing effect of blood vessels, have anti-exudative, as well as antioxidant properties. Tannins, anthocyanins, carotene and vitamin C make St. John’s wort in this form work in a brightening, enhancing, regenerating, soothing and astringent way.
Scent: natural, herbal, bitter, acidic 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 kimchi 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
Hydrolate of St. John’s wort flowers, organic radish preservative
Hypericum Perforatum Flower Water, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate
1. Toning and cleansing – spray it on a cotton swab and gently clean the skin of the face.
2. Refreshing – close your eyes and spray it on your face and cleavage.
3. Nutrition of the skin under the eyes – spray it on a cotton swab and put on closed eyes. Leave on for 5 minutes.