Botanical ingredients have been in the skincare spotlight recently and for a good reason! These naturally derived extracts have many beneficial properties that are great for skin. For instance, most botanical ingredients have antioxidant benefits as well as providing protection against free radicals. Other benefits include healing/treating acne, hyper-pigmentation, wrinkles, and skin brightening. There is no question as to why botanical ingredients are becoming so popular in the skin care industry!
Botanical extracts come from a plant’s leaves, roots, flowers or bark. All the other parts of the plant are dissolved using a special solvent leaving the natural extract. The solution is then separated from insoluble parts of the plant. A pure extract can provide many natural properties that benefits skin, hair and even overall health, if the process is performed correctly.
It is very important that these plants come from a high-quality environment where no harsh chemicals are used, like our hydroponically grown aloe that serves as the base of all Gunilla of Sweden® products. You can read about it HERE. Also, since the skin can only absorb a certain amount of product at a time, only a small percentage of botanical extract is needed to see max benefits.
Listed below are a few common botanical extracts and their benefits. These ingredients can be found in a majority of our products!