Discover the benefits of Flowers in Beauty Products
Marion Louis - Madame Figaro
International beauty brands extract the best ingredients and molecules from flowers’ petals, roots and seeds to produce skin care creams that preserve the beauty and the health of the skin. What flower is considered the key component of the beauty product produced by each brand? And what are its cosmetic benefits?
The red camellia in Chanel beauty products
Slows down the appearance of aging signs
Hiding in its flamboyant petals an extraordinary phytochemical richness, the red camellia has always been Coco Chanel’s emblematic flower. This beauty brand has been producing all its products using this flower since it prevents and slows down the first signs of aging while protecting cellular vitality. Since 1998, Chanel has been conducting a large-scale project with world expert Jean Thoby and has been cultivating the camellia flower in Gaujacq, in the Landes region (France), taking advantage of the temperate climate of the region and its fertile soil. The cultivation of this flower follows agro-ecological methods in order to fully benefit from its petals. After discovering the benefits of this flower’s extract that targets the first aging signs, Chanel Research Center adopted the red camellia as a key ingredient in the N° 1 DE CHANEL range. Hence, beauty products of this range ensure cellular vitality and help the skin in preserving its youthfulness and freshness.
The Water Lily in Dior beauty products
Purifies the skin
Known as an aquatic flower, the Water Lily can be found in ponds, marshes, lakes… It is also known for its interesting effect in purifying and oxygenating the water in which it bathes. Thanks to its several benefits, the Lily Water has been one of the main ingredient in many skin-care products and makeup removers. This flower can, beside from removing makeup residues, moisturize and soothe the skin.
The Water Lily blooms in Dior Latour-Marliac garden in the Lot-et-Garonne region. It has been used by the brand as the key ingredient of its creamy makeup remover foam Off/On. Its main role is to detoxify the skin and release impurities.
The lotus flower in Kenzo beauty products
Nourishes and soothes the skin while irons out fine lines
The lotus flower is not only known for its several medicinal properties, but also for its benefits in soothing and nourishing the skin while smoothing wrinkles and fine lines.
The lotus flower is being grown from May to October along the Mekong River Laos. For the past 20 years, Kenzo has been studying the secrets of the lotus flower, and has now released the new Kenzoki range. It has been proven that the presence of this flower in beauty products will give you a radiant and soft skin by protecting the cells from the damaging effects of free radicals and smoothing fine lines.
The rose flower in Lancôme beauty products
Counteracts aging mechanisms
No need to introduce the queen of gardens, the icon of femininity who enchants perfumes, beautifies the skin and makes people dream, among others at Dior, Sisley, By Terry... It is especially the signature Lancôme.
Organically grown, the Perpetual Rose Absolute Lancôme blooms on the Plateau de Valensole in Provence (France). Its helps in slowing down the appearance of aging signs and regenerating the cells for a radiant and younger skin.
The orchid flower in Guerlain beauty products
For a younger skin
The orchid flower is known for its 30,000 species and is distinguished with its medicinal benefits. After studying one of the many types for 15 years now, Guerlain has discovered the secrets of this flower and its several cosmetic benefits.
Orchid flower blooms in the Guerlain Orchidarium in Geneva, and it took over the Orchidée Impériale line, the brand's must-have anti-aging products. This extract helps in prolonging the cell longevity, oxygenating the skin and minimizing wrinkles and fine lines for a younger skin.