Flower Power

There's a reason why so many of our favorite beauty products contain floral varietals like rose and hibiscus—it’s because they’re natural ingredients with healing superpowers. Here are five common florals we love to use in beauty.


Lavender

Lavender

Known for its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties, lavender is commonly used in skincare treatments as a soothing ingredient. Blemish treatments and redness-reducing formulas frequently feature lavender. Lavender oils can also help induce sleep. Lavender does double duty as a mind and skin calming agent.


Rose

Rose

Women as far back as Cleopatra have used roses in their beauty routines. Roses are intensely hydrating and can help aid in skin regeneration to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Loaded with antioxidants, they also moisturize and fortify your hair against damage. This flower is not only beautiful, but powerful.


Chamomile

Chamomile

Your go-to tea for calming down has similar effects on your complexion. The cheery daisy-lookalike, chamomile has anti-inflammatory powers that make it great for transforming red, blotchy skin into a radiant glow. Chamomile is also rich in antioxidants, which means it can help block free radical damage.


Hibiscus

Hibiscus

Lovingly dubbed “the Botox plant,” hibiscus is known to help smooth and firm skin. As a plant, it excels at storing water, which makes it an amazing moisturizing ingredient in skincare and hair products. It's also available in some makeup thanks to its special radiance-boosting powers.


Calendula

Calendula

Unlike a lot of other flowers whose calling card is their scent, calendula is identified by its healing abilities. Loaded with anti-inflammatory benefits, calendula repairs damaged skin and helps promote elasticity. The end result is skin that appears younger and more supple.