We call this line Pampered pH because hydrosols have a naturally acidic pH just like your skin’s surface of your skin and this makes for a beautiful synergy when they come together. Pampered pH tones and topically hydrate the skin and after 16 years of Elisha using hydrosols as a core component of her esthetics practice, she believes them to be the missing link to ageless, supple and dewy skin.
Hydrosols have subtle powers unlike their sister, the essential oil. These are complex and volatile and on their own, cannot be applied topically to the skin. Hydrosols are quiet in their approach and the more you use them and press them with open palms into the skin, the more your skin responds.
PLEASE NOTE: Our hydrosols are not preserved with synthetic preservatives or food-grade alcohol at this time. We source fresh distilled product from distillers that guarantee microbiological cleanliness and though in the future we may add a food-grade alcohol like vodka to ensure more long-term stability, we will not add this to our Cornflower, which we use around and in the eyes.
Rosa Damascena / Bulgarian Rose: Rose benefits most any skin. It keeps the skin moist and hydrated on the surface and enlivens dry, lackluster and mature skin. It cools the skin and being that it is very mildly astringent it helps reduce tiny broken capillaries and any imbalance on the surface. It is said that rose exhibits the highest vibration of any flower and that there is an affinity with the heart, promoting balance and emotional processing. You can cook with rose too. Try a dessert or ice cream in a Persian cafe for inspiration.
Citrus Aurantium Amara / Neroli – Wonderful for oily and moody skin or mix with geranium and/or rosewater for most any skin type. Beautifully intoxicating and fragrant. Try layering with a light oil like apricot kernel or sesame to create a subtle “Eu de Toilette”. Use too as a natural deodorant on a more relaxed day.
Centaurea Cyanus /Cornflower: Talk about healthy eyes and beautiful skin too! Cornflower tones crepey and delicate skin and combine it with rose for an enlivening treatment for a more lackluster skin. If you are jet-setting, make a blend with rose and lavender and mist in flight. Cornflower is magnificent as an eyewash and eye drop substitute. Topically use cornflower as a compress for tired, swollen, itchy eyes experiencing the effects of pollution or long hours on the computer and for softening fine lines. *If you suffer from UTI’s research the effects of cornflower. AVOID DURING FIRST TRIMESTER because of possible phytohormones.
Matricaria Recutita / German Chamomile: Anti-inflammatory both internally and externally and when combined with lavender it makes a perfect treatment for minor burns and blisters. Anyone with sensitized skin i.e. severe redness, itchy skin and even psoriasis will benefit from lavender. Use with cotton gauze for cleaning very sensitive and inflamed skin that is free of makeup. A bit astringent but softening to the skin too. Men love this post-shave. *Has been used to treat candida and sensitive digestion.
Lavandula Angustifolia /Lavender: Lavender is ideal for almost every skin type. It is recognized for its regenerative effect on damaged and fragile skin and works to combat excessively dry atmospheres (hint: take on the plane). Wonderful post-shave or wax to soothe inflammation and definitely to calm sunburn, heat rash, itching and insect/bug bites. Use to prevent wind and sun damage and with yarrow to heal the skin from those harsh elements. Soothe baby by massaging into the feet and hands.
Achillea Millefolium / Yarrow: Mildly anti-bacterial and antiseptic. Great for problem skin, especially acne and dermal infections and for soothing itchy skin associated with eczema. Use to heal skin weathered by the elements – especially sun and wind-damaged skin (great for skiers, sailors and surfers – hmmm all s’s). A wonderful wound cleaner and a perfect aftershave because of its styptic properties. *If you suffer from endometriosis research yarrow as a possible internal aromatherapy for you.