FLORAL WATER/EXTRACTS

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Floral waters, also known as Herbal distillates, hydrosols, hydrolates, herbal waters, and essential waters, are aqueous products of hydro-distillation. They are colloidal suspensions of essential oils as well as water-soluble components obtained by steam distillation or hydro-distillation (a variant of steam distillation) from plants/herbs. These herbal distillates have uses as flavorings and cosmetics (skin care).

Popular herbal distillates for skincare include rose water, orange flower water, and witch hazel. Rosemary, oregano and thyme are very popular hydrosols for food production.

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Cosmetics and toiletries makers are finding many uses for herbal distillates. Distillates are also used as flavorings and curable.

Herbal distillates have been used historically as a topical agent for cosmetics and medicinal use. Since herbal distillates are less concentrated than essential oils, they are more suitable for some situations, such as for the use of those who are sensitive, such as the elderly or young children.

Examples are;

Grape seed fruit extract

Papaya Extract (liquid)

Licorice Extract (brown -liquid)

Grape seed fruit extract

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Grape seeds are rich in antioxidants, Grape seed oil has many benefits. It can be used for oily, dry and wrinkle-prone skin and can balance any oily skin issues you may have meaning it’s a very versatile oil. With both light moisturizing and cleansing properties the grape seed oil can be used many ways.

Grape seed oil for skin has many benefits with the main one being that it’s a very light moisturizer and it is easily absorbed by your skin. The oil can be used to help with the healing of eczema and acne, as it helps to balance out the dry and oily patches on the skin. Oils are usually not thought of when it comes to wanting to manage overly oily skin, but they are able to work wonders if you know which ones work best for you.

Using grape seed oil for oily skin is very beneficial due to it being high in linoleic acid. This acid has been tested to reduced clogged pores which ultimately can help reduce your natural oil content. Being able to balance out your oil content will allow for a smooth, even surface.

Grape seed oil is one of the best oils for skin brightening, toning and lightening of the complexion. It is rich in special compounds that fight free radical damage, reduce dark circles, lighten pimple scars and dark spots and more! This oil is light and easily absorbed. It also has a low comedogenic rating, meaning it doesn’t have a high chance of clogging up your pores.

Papaya Extract (liquid)

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Papaya Liquid Fruit Extract is excellent in stabilizing oily skin & working as an exfoliant on dry areas. Papaya also is often used in skin products for the purpose of a natural ‘lift’ & rejuvenation of the skin. Papaya contains Vitamin A, a property that benefits skin repair through increasing the rate of new cell formation. Vitamin C is also an anti-oxidant with wonderful proteins for smoother, softer skin.

Benefits to the skin:

Nourishes skin: Containing Vitamin A and Papain enzyme, papaya helps remove dead skin cells and inactive proteins, thus rejuvenating your skin. It also helps keep your skin hydrated. If you want glowing skin, use papaya-honey mask. Mash half a papaya and mix it with three spoons of honey to make a smooth paste. Apply it gently on your face and neck. Leave it on for 20 minutes and then rinse with cold water.

Reduces blemishes: Suffering from acne? Apply finely grounded paste of raw papaya on your face and leave it for half an hour. This will help you get rid of the unwanted blemishes on skin.

Treats cracks: Besides face, mashed papaya can also be used to treat sore and cracked heels.

Licorice Extract (brown -liquid)

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Licorice has been used in Chinese medicine for more than 4,000 years, and recently it’s showing up as a brightening ingredient in skin care.

Studies on licorice have shown significant skin brightening results. By prohibiting the production of tyrosinase, the enzyme that triggers your cells to produce melanin, it helps prevent spots from forming.

How to Use Licorice for Brown Spots

Dark spots are caused by hyper pigmentation, which is an overproduction of melanin in certain areas of the skin, according to Medline Plus. Several factors can contribute to dark spots, like overexposure to the sun or certain medications.

Licorice is known for its skin brightening properties. The glabridin part of the licorice plant inhibits pigmentation, according to the National Center for Biotechnology. Licorice extract may help lighten dark spots and even out your skin tone.

Step 1

Use licorice extract as a topical solution. Apply a few drops of licorice extract to a cotton ball or cotton swab and rub a thin layer over your face in the morning and at night.

Step 2

Use licorice extract to make a mask. Place half of a cucumber in the blender with a few drops of licorice extract, 1 tbsp. of fresh squeezed lemon juice, 1 tbsp. sandalwood paste and 1 tbsp. of tomato juice. Apply to your face and allow it to dry. Rinse thoroughly and pat face dry. Use the mask twice per week to even out dark areas.

 

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