Your guide to botanical skincare
Plant-based diets have been linked with reducing heart disease and even improving your performance in the gym. But what about the benefits of plant-based and botanic skincare? Let’s start with what it is.
What is botanical skincare?
Just as it’s important to know what you’re putting in your body, it’s important to know what you’re putting on it and your skin. Reading the back of your moisturisers and serums can sometimes feel like sitting a science test. Fortunately, with botanical and natural skincare products, there’s not as much need to swat up on what the ingredients are. Unlike hard-to-pronounce synthetic chemicals, you are more likely to know, and of heard of, botanical ingredients.
Made from extracts and oils from plants, flowers, herbs, nuts and berries, botanical creams and oils are focused on finding natural solutions to target skin concerns including skin ageing, dullness, and congestion.
Introducing Cica Botanic
This multi-purpose balm () is 100% natural origin and also combines rosemary, geranium and niaouli botanical oils in a formula to help soothe, restore hydration and protect your skin’s barrier. It’s been formulated with dry and sensitive skin in mind and 100% of consumers reported it nourished skin and relieved extremely dry patches. During tests, 93% also found their skin felt soothed and more comfortable .*
Thanks to their very fine molecular structure, botanical oils can quickly penetrate the skin’s surface. Cica Botanic Oil’s blend of nine – including sweet almond, avocado, camellia and jojoba – is proven to lighten and reduce the appearance of stretch marks and scars,. It’s perhaps unsurprising considering its hero ingredient, bourrache botanical oil, has one of the highest amounts of GLA, which is a fatty acid that has been shown to correct deficiencies in skin lipids while increasing skin’s elasticity. This 97% natural-origin formula is also suitable for use all over the body.* Consumer test under dermatological control on 79 subjects suffering from dry skin discomforts. France 2018. Shop the full Cica Botanic range