Lavandula officinalis – the wonderful ingredient most commonly used in natural beauty products:
Popularly known as Lavender, and derived from the Latin word ‘lavare’(meaning cleansing), it is widely used in a variety of medicinal and beauty formulations since historic times - Romans liked to use lavender oils in perfumes, cleansing agents.
These days, lavender oil’s nourishing and therapeutic properties are often harnessed for skin-care solutions.
ACNE : In their book “Milady’s Skin Care and Cosmetic Ingredients Dictionary,” Natalia Michalun and M. Varinia Michalun note that oily and acneic skin benefits from lavender-oil infused products that inhibit bacteria. The ingredient also works as an astringent and helps in normalizing oil production.
Effective Beauty Products: Lavender essential oil also has anti-bacterial properties. In combination with other essential oils, it becomes an effective formulation in face cleansers, moisturizers, body lotion, shampoo and conditioner. It repairs any damage caused to skin due to sun or atmospheric pollutants. The anti-aging products launched by HERBALLY RADIANT, namely: Rejuvenating and Radiant ranges, contain lavender which, along with other ingredients like aloe, extract of green and white tea, vitamin E and many others produce long lasting results, enhancing the natural beauty.
Many people also find lavender aromatherapy to be relaxing, and it is reported to have anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) effects.