The Beauty of Spring Flower Power

Evidence of spring is all around in Charlotte—my daffodils have been blooming for weeks! But all of those newly-blooming flowers are so much more powerful than just eye candy. They’ve also been distilled into ingredients for your skincare products. Here’s a breakdown of the flowers that end up in your natural cosmetics…and where you can find them.

Honeysuckle. Widely used for its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, honeysuckle heals blemishes and soothes skin, but it also smells great and works as a natural preservative. Find it in: John Masters Evening Primrose Shampoo ($16), Kimberly Sayer Contouring & Slimming Body Lotion ($36)

Marigold. Also known as calendula, marigold has healing, soothing properties, and it’s a great addition to a gentle cleanser. Find it in: Pangea Organics Egyptian Calendula and Blood Orange Cleanser ($28), Pai Comfrey & Calendula Calming Body Cream ($38)

Geranium. With its invigorating freshness, geranium helps boost circulation and improve skin’s elasticity. Find it in: Kahina Giving Beauty Antioxidant Mask ($62), Patyka Absolis Geranium Body Cream ($60)

Evening Primrose. Calming and moisturizing, evening primrose is a favorite for its fatty acids, which encourage cell renewal and help prevent aging. Find it in: Nordic Naturals Omega Woman Evening Primrose Blend ($24.95), Acure Organics Radical Age Reversal Cream ($29.99)

Hibiscus. The huge flowers of the hibiscus are gorgeous (and a true sign of warmer weather), but their essential oils also make a great moisturizer and help maintain a healthy scalp. Find it in: Suki Eye Lift Cellular Renewal Cream ($60.95), Pure & True Passion Fruit & Hibiscus Masque & Scrub ($38)

Linden Blossom. The linden flower’s delicate blooms are great skin soothers and make for soft, touchable skin. Find it in: ilike Linden & Marigold Rejuvenating Treatment ($64), Tata Harper Rebuilding Moisturizer ($100)

Happy almost spring! —Aleigh

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  1. Lorraine said on

    Lovely blog post, I’m also a big fan of spring flowers! Round here we don’t have much hibiscus growing in the hedgerows, so instead I end up rummaging around in the lawn for dandelions. 🙂 Have a look at an article I recently wrote on the best spring beauty herbs – http://www.herbhedgerow.co.uk/best-springtime-beauty-herbs/

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