Health & Beauty

Power to the Petal

August 13, 2019

Get your floral fix without the allergies with our choice picks for new beauty launches with some serious petal power. Floral ingredients are a fave among skin-care brands—but did you know the benefits can be more than just adding an inviting scent to your routine? Floral oils have been linked to anti-aging, cleansing and even regenerating your skin. —Vicki Duong

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calendula. Known for its antifungal, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties calendula oil is an oil extracted from marigold flowers. Kiehl’s Calendula Deep Clean Foaming Face Wash (from $19) is perfect for those with sensitive skin or eczema thanks to its gentle yet cleansing nature. We also love a rich lather and a dime-sized amount of this stuff is more than enough for your entire face!

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rose. Taking time to stop and smell the roses is easy thanks to a recent launch from Korres. The Makeup Melter Cleansing Oil ($43) contains real rose petals to help brighten your complexion and effectively remove even the most stubborn makeup. Rose oil is linked to refreshing the skin while helping maintain its optimal pH balance.

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hibiscus. Prepping your skin for product? Exfoliating beforehand goes a long way in aiding other products’ potency. Our pick for a floral face polish is Wildwood’s Meala Nourishing Glow Facial Polish ($36) with raw wildflower honey and hibiscus petals to tone, firm, promote cellular renewal and improve elasticity. While other scrubs may feel abrasive, this one uses natural ingredients safe enough to use regularly, leaving your skin primed for layering moisturizers or masks.

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lavender. The Laneige Water Sleeping Mask ($33) is a cult beauty favourite for its dose of hyaluronic acid, which helps plump and moisturize skin. Recently, Laneige launched a lavender-scented version of its best-selling sleeping mask, the scent of which promotes calmness and reduces anxiety (translation: the ideal mask to help you get your beauty sleep).

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hemp. Elevate your glow with Herbivore’s Emerald Hemp Seed Deep Moisture Glow Oil ($63). This lightweight oil is suitable for all skin types while being free of harsh sulfates and parabens. Cannabis oil is known for being rich in omega fatty acids, which aid in soothing irritation while enhancing dewy skin so you can actually say you woke up like that.


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