Natural Ingredient Spotlight: Benefits of Lavender in Skincare
Lavender should be a staple in every garden and every cabinet. It does so much for the skin and the senses that it should always be to hand. In this piece our Beauty Editor, Taylor delves into the amazing benefits of using lavender in skincare as part of our Natural Ingredient Spotlight series.
Why is Lavender Beneficial in Skincare?
We at REV believe that Lavender should be a staple in every garden and every cabinet. It does so much for the skin and the senses that it’s a wonderful plant to always have at hand. Wrinkles, pimples, or dry skin – lavender is your friend. It is amazing at killing bacteria, unclogging pores, reducing inflammation, and incredible for fading dark spots or acne scars. Since lavender is full of antioxidants, this ingredient helps protect the skin from free radicals which can cause premature wrinkles, and us city dwellers are exposed to free radicals every day unfortunately. Along with its amazing uses for the skin, it is also a saviour for the mind. As I’m sure many of you already know, lavender is also one of the most calming scents for the mind. In such an anxious and uncertain time, we need all the calm we can get and this is a natural resource for us all to enjoy the benefits of.
Our Sustainable Natural Lavender Products
Lavender Calming Facial Mist by Voyage Organics
Treat your skin and your senses to this beautiful mist that uses lavender as its star ingredient. While this is a great choice for all skin types, it is especially wonderful if you suffer from any irritation or redness as lavender instantly calms the skin. Use this mist before you apply your daily oil, as you always want to ensure your skin is damp. Since lavender has astringent properties, it will heal breakouts and keep them free of unwanted bacteria. Spray the skin with this product throughout the day to keep the skin hydrated and calm.
E/4 Organic Lavender Essential Cream for Face and Hands
This lavender cream is one of my favorite multi-use products for dry skin. It is a gorgeous mix of nourishing oils and butters, including lavender, apricot kernel oil, shea butter, and jojoba oil. They work together to deeply hydrate the skin, smooth fine lines, and protect the skin from daily environmental stressors. While I wouldn’t recommend this cream for oily or acne-prone skin, it is a must-have for dry skin. Everyone can use this product on their hands and dry parts all over the body and it will never irritate sensitive or eczema-prone skin.
Cell Repair Night Oil by Aurelia Probiotic Skincare
As someone who is prone to acne, I have never been able to find a ‘night cream or treatment’ that hasn’t broken me out, until this one. The night oil by Aurelia works in tandem with the skin’s natural nightly repair mode, unlike so many products that mess with the skin’s natural cycle. It’s a blend of lavender, neroli, rose and mandarin, which together nourish the mind and the skin. This is a wonder for all skin types, from mature to acne-prone. It contains everything a night treatment should – fatty acids, omegas, antioxidants, and hydration.
Bath Salts from the Garden by Bjork & Berries
These bath salts are as essential as a glass of wine after a stressful day. They are a blend of detoxifying salts and calming plant ingredients, such as lavender, chamomile, lemon balm, and birch. Together they work to soften the skin, loosen tight muscles, and calm a stressed mind. I love that everyone at Bjork and Berries has at one time been a part of the garden harvest that goes into these beautiful salts. A perfect treat to have before bed.
Organic Face Cleanser by Inlight Beauty
This cleanser by Inlight Beauty uses lavender as one of its main ingredients to give the skin a deep cleanse. It is a balm to oil consistency that gently removes makeup and impurities from the skin while never stripping the skin of its natural oils. A great cleanser for all skin types, but especially for acne-prone skin, because of this product’s astringent and balancing qualities thanks to lavender. It also has a relaxing scent of lemon, lavender, and cypress, making it the perfect end of the day treat. While you cleanse with this balm, take the time to give yourself an intuitive facial massage to melt away the day and enjoy the aromatherapy of this product.
Natural Meadow Relaxation Eye Cushion by Complete Unity Yoga
Our skin is a mirror to what is happening within us. It can show our diet, but it can also show our state of mind. Stress is one of the leading causes of acne and even premature lines. This relaxation eye cushion is filled with linseeds to provide a nice weight and lavender for a calming smell. This is a godsend if you struggle to get to sleep at night or need a little help keeping your eyes closed during your daily meditation. A calm mind is one of the surest ways to calm and happy skin.