Flowers have been used in beauty products for centuries. They have many more benefits than just providing an appealing scent. Of course, having a nice-smelling beauty product is what many people want. Flowers and plant extracts in general are healthier than synthetic chemicals, and so many are now trying to find organic beauty products. Organic products are made with all-natural ingredients and, sure enough, flowers can be a large part of the product. Extracts from flowers contain many vitamins. These vitamins are antioxidants that have a protective effect on the body and the skin. Oxidation causes harm and aging, and thus taking in antioxidants is good for a persons’ health. When used in skincare creams, flower extracts can help to add moisture and cleanse the skin.

Rose Flowers

One flower that is very beneficial in such products is the rose flower. Roses are very good at providing moisture (hydration) to the skin. They also contain many antioxidants, including vitamin C and polyphenols. Skin creams containing roses help to remove the appearance of fine lines and help to smooth the skin. Another good flower for skin creams is passion flower. This plant contains lycopene which is good if your skin has been damaged by the sun. Passion flower, like roses, is rich in vitamin C. It also contains many omega-3 fatty acids and calcium which are beneficial.

Hibiscus flower

This is good for treating aging skin. It contains very large amounts of alphahydroxy acids (AHAs). These acids work by exfoliating the skin which removes dead and old skin cells. This then in turn allows the skin to rejuvenate. Hibiscus thus also helps to prevent clogged pores and breakouts of acne.

Lotus Flower

The lotus flower is also a very good flower to use for the skin. Not only does it contain large amounts of antioxidants, but it also helps to prevent oily skin by regulating the production of oil from glands in the skin.

Sunflowers

These flowers are also often used in beauty products. In fact, sunflower oil is rich in linoleic acid, sterols and squalene, and has several antioxidants present. These compounds present in sunflower help the skin and hair. In fact, sunflower is good for treating red sunburnt skin, insect bites, and damaged skin in general. It has good hydration properties and helps to smooth skin. Another flower with many antioxidants is marigold. In addition, marigold has anti-inflammatory and antifungal properties, making it good for treating eczema and rosacea. Marigold is also useful for conditioning the skin.

Chamomile

Chamomile is a flower that can be used to keep the hair healthy. This is because it helps to condition the scalp by removing dead skin cells and dirt. It does have some antiseptic properties as well which helps to keep the scalp healthy. There are a couple of flowers that can be used in skin creams and even in shampoo or conditioners. These flowers help to keep skin healthy and young-looking. Many have antioxidants and fatty acids that smooth and hydrate damaged skin.