Floral water has been all the rage lately. You've probably heard of it, and it's full of benefits. Let's find out more about this product, which is sure to become your new daily ally.
What is floral water?
This cosmetic is obtained by distilling flowers with steam. During the process, the water is separated from the essential oil as it leaves the still. This water contains the same active ingredients as the essential oil, but in much smaller quantities.
In very small quantities, these floral waters carry the properties of the plant from which they are extracted. As a result, they are gentler on the skin than essential oils. They also have no contraindications and are less expensive.
What's more, the delicious fragrance of this cosmetic often transforms the beauty routine into a bubble of well-being. It also has a number of benefits not to be missed.
Did you know? Floral waters cannot be mixed with essential oils. However, it can be mixed with other waters, added to lotions and creams, etc.
The difference between a floral water and a hydrolat
The two terms are sometimes used interchangeably, but there is a difference between them.Floral water is flower or aromatic plant water obtained by hydrodistillation or maceration.Hydrolat, on the other hand, is an aqueous distillate obtained by distillation of flowers, leaves or bark. Or any other plant part.
This is where the difference between these two cosmetics lies!
The benefits of floral water
This cosmetic is a gentle active ingredient, suitable for all skin types. Similarly, depending on the flower from which it is extracted, it will have different interests: moisturizing, soothing, anti-wrinkle, toning..
Floral water can replace water, which is often distilled and therefore inert. So, by integrating your own floral water, you can make your cosmetics a little more active.
Used pure, floral water is ideal for pampering the skin in a natural way. It can also be used to refresh or perfect make-up removal. It's a far better asset than tap water, which can sometimes be too hard.
Similarly, it's the soothing properties of this product that are sought-after in cosmetics.
So, if you too would like to opt for floral water, don't hesitate to order from our Miel Impérial online boutique. You'll be able to see the benefits for yourself.
Which one for my skin type?
There are different floral waters for different skin types.
For the eye contour area :
Cornflower floral water is the reference water for relieving puffy, irritated eyelids and dark circles. It has a decongestant, anti-puffiness and refreshing action. So it's the perfect ally for tired, puffy eyes and dark circles.
For dry, irritated skin:
Orange blossom water is ideal for moisturizing and comforting dry skin. Suitable for all skin types, its properties include soothing, toning, moisturizing, softening and comforting. It is therefore recommended for dry skin.
Chamomile water is also a must for dry skin. In fact, its soothing and calming properties provide relief for dry or sensitive skin.
Sensitive and reactive skin:
Chamomile floral water relieves feelings of discomfort. In fact, it has an anti-inflammatory action that helps reduce redness, burns, etc.
Yarrow water also has a refreshing, soothing action for sensitive skin.
Combination to oily skin:
This cosmetic can also work wonders for combination to oily skin. Lavender water, for example, has the ability to rebalance skin thanks to its purifying action. It balances skin without drying it out like a hydrolat.
Dull skin lacking radiance:
This floral cosmetic will help revitalize the epidermis and give it a boost.
Oily, acne-prone skin:
For this type of skin, witch hazel water is recommended as a companion treatment for oily skin.
Similarly, peppermint floral water is useful in cases of excess sebum. In fact, it provides the perfect cooling effect to soothe skin overheated by the sun.
Finally, for mature skin:
Est immortelle is a must-have anti-aging plant. In fact, it is anti-free radical, regenerating, toning and helps slow down skin ageing. So you can keep your skin looking young for longer. So complete your routine with it.
Damask rose floral water
This is one of the most popular in cosmetics. Not surprising, given its benefits: refreshing, toning, softening, soothing, purifying, astringent, regenerating, firming. What's more, this water is equally suitable for oily, dry, sensitive or mature skin.
Floral waters are also fragile. They should be stored in opaque bottles away from heat and light.
How to use floral water
This cosmetic is becoming increasingly popular. This is due to its properties and its many and varied uses. In fact, you can use this product to :
Fix your make-up;
Perfect make-up removal after using micellar water;