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All That You Need To Know About Hydrosol

Posted by Roy Cheong on
Lavender Hydrosol in white bottle and Helicrysum Hydrosol in white bottle

Supple skin radiating with health is on everyone’s beauty list. As the beauty and skincare industry developed so also the proliferation of such products that promised eternal youth. This gigantic ocean of products claims to improve just about anything that you find amiss about your skin- appearance, texture, and structure. Oftentimes what lies behind these promises is a whole lot of harmful chemicals.

With the advent of natural and gentle skin care products, the cosmetics and skin care industry has lapped up to the trend of natural skin care. Such skin care products are made of natural ingredients that are tender on your skin.In the crowd of everything natural, hydrosol has emerged as a clear winner.

What is hydrosol? What are its benefits? Is it suitable for my skin type? All this and more for you right here.

Essentially a term used in chemistry, hydrosol is a word derived from two Latin words: hydro meaning “water” and sol meaning “solution” Hydrosol are aromatic remnants of a plant after the distillation process is applied to them. It is precisely for this reason that they are also called “flower water”. Various parts of a plant including leaves, stems, fruits, etc are used for distilled to get hydrosol.

The process of distillation applied to plants results in two outputs: The oil-soluble components and the water-soluble constituents, if any. It is this water remains that is the hydrosol.

What are the Benefits of Hydrosol Application?

From room sprays to linen mists and from skin and beauty products to pet sprays, hydrosols are a powerhouse of benefits. It is especially a treasure trove for your skin. The skin care and beauty industry has finally acknowledged the immense amount of goodness that hydrosol brings. With their many properties hydrosol takes care of your skin by nourishing it from within.

Just like plants thrive when watered, your skin needs to be watered too. Your skin needs to maintain a certain level of hydration to have that silky, soft look. However, with a combination of age and environmental factors, the water retention capacity of your skin decreases making it look listless and dry. Aging also impacts the elasticity of your skin. All this leads to the presence of signs of aging including wrinkles, age spots, uneven skin tone, and crow’s feet on your thus far unblemished face. Hydrosol is an excellent moisturizer and regular application of hydrosol replenishes the lost moisture of your skin and acts as an anti-aging agent making your skin glow with health.

Hydrosol is a product of many talents. Its regular usage is not only good for the way your skin looks but hydrosols from particular plants also help calm your skin, act as stress relievers and ameliorate particular skin conditions as well. In addition, hydrosol is an outstanding skin revitalizer. Hydrosol masks deeply penetrate your skin and nurtures it from its very depths.

Sun is the only natural source of vitamin D. However, exposure to UV rays is detrimental to your skin. Using broad spectrum sunscreen with hydrosol as its ingredient provides an outstanding sun protection.

Which Other Ingredients Goes Best with Hydrosol?

There are an array of ingredients that , in combination with hydrosol are present in various products to provide you the best possible care. Radish roots, calendula extract and aloe vera are some of the natural ingredients that go well with hydrosol. Aloe vera along with hydrosol has therapeutic value and has been used as a natural skin treatment. Together they calm your skin and help reduce the irritation.

Bottom Line

Fragrant botanical remains of a plant after the distillation process is what a hydrosol is. It is also a storehouse of benefits. Be it taking a few years off your face, addressing skin-related issues like acne or thread vein, it’s hydrating and anti-inflammatory properties are like a balm for your skin. Hydrosol is not a new concept when it comes to cosmetic uses. It has a rich history of thousands of years.

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