top of page

Inviting Nature Into The Treatment Plan ( a shortened summary)

Nature has various beauty remedies. Some of the best skincare products use plants, herbs, and flowers. Herbs are underused. I'll discuss my favorite plant-based skin-regenerating substances and plant power's underrated benefits in this article.

I'll start with rosemary. Rosemary grows everywhere, making it sustainable. We like replaceable ingredients. Rosemary has treated wounds and acne for millennia. Carnosol/carnosic and ursolic acids give it anti-inflammatory effects. Rosemary is utilized in traditional medicine, pharmacy, and cosmetics because of these acids. Rosmary, an anti-inflammatory component, is essential to any practice because inflammation causes most skin conditions. Rosemary has traditionally treated inflammatory illnesses, wound healing, skin cancer, and mycoses. Rosemary treats cellulite, baldness, UV damage, aging, and other pathological and non-pathological disorders. It is being tested against several malignancies, including skin cancer, with promising results. Polyphenols, diterpenes, and flavonoids in rosemary combat extrinsic and intrinsic aging. Some studies attribute 90% of Rosemary's antioxidant action to the diterpenes carnosol and carnosic acid. In vivo studies have demonstrated that rosemary decreases GI tract oxidative stress and inflammation, which helps skin health by eliminating inflammation that can travel from the gut to the skin via the circulatory system. Due to its antifungal, antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory characteristics, rosemary can treat fungal skin diseases and acne. Western and eastern medicine have effectively treated neurological, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, menstrual, hepatic, reproductive, respiratory, and numerous skin ailments with rosemary. Rosemary's antiplatelet activity regulates sebum and skin, protects and soothes damaged barrier, eczema, psoriasis, acne, atopic dermatitis, and other chronic inflammatory disorders.

Comfrey follows! Aging? Kindly. Dry skin? Bring it here. Wrinkles? Comfrey helps. Acne-psoriasis patients? Comfrey heals you. Comfrey's wound-healing qualities may help psoriasis and acne. The plant's blossoms, leaves, and root tincture calm and treat acne. Comfrey self-seeds easily in gardens. Comfrey is sustainable since it self-seeds. Comfrey rejuvenates and repairs wrinkles. Symphytum softens and stretches skin, enhancing suppleness and tone, and its vitamin e-like properties repair and regenerate cells. Allantoin in comfrey root mucilage rejuvenates skin, explaining its regenerative properties. Allantoin reduces inflammation in medical trials. It heals diaper rash, wind burn, scrapes, wounds, acne, and moisturizes with its anti-inflammatory effects. This hydration therapy covers skin cells, limiting water loss, protecting the barrier, and eliminating difficulties that other acne treatments cannot. Comfrey has tannins. Tannins cleanse and protect our skin. Its restorative and protecting powers.

Green tea is another ubiquitous herb. Caffeine and polyphenols in green tea combat skin cancer, inflammation, and aging. A lab study examined green tea polyphenols for chemical and photocarcinogenesis prevention. Cell mutation was prevented by green tea polyphenols. The researchers found that green tea polyphenols increase circulation and reduce inflammation in human skin. Green tea's antioxidants can heal under-eye bags, dark circles, bacterial growth, and irritation to regenerate aging skin. Green Tea increases sebaceous homeostasis and polyphenols and caffeine topical application. Green tea controls sebum. This significantly affects skin health and lipid balance. Green Tea balances dry and oily skin!

Helichrysum? Helichrysum's blossoms are stunning. Anti-inflammatory qualities heal acne, aging, and damaged skin. Floral infusions tone and minimize wrinkles. It's antioxidant-rich and likened to vitamin E. Flavonoids are eternal. Immortal flavonoids stabilize DNA, macromolecules, and free radicals to rejuvenate skin. Helichrysum can also reduce redness, pain, inflammation, and edema. Immortelle plant components minimize persistent skin irritation and harmful germs. It's great for day and night skin protection and restoration because it's bacteria-resistant. Phytocannabinoids reduce pain, making it an anasethic. Helichrysum produces phytocannabinoids like humans' Endocannabinoid systems. Cannabis compounds called cannabinoids make the plant more accessible to the skin because the skin identifies them as relatives and bypasses protection for absorption. Cannabinoids cure allergies, colds, chronic cough, inflammatory illnesses, infections, sleep deprivation, skin, liver, and urinary tract difficulties, and skin-rejuvenation, in addition to permeability. Ready to locate a Helichyrsum product? High Neauxte, Meaux Co., has it!

Traditional medicine worldwide uses yarrow. Yarrow has flavonoids, phenolic acids, and terpenes. Many estheticians have never heard of yarrow, despite its widespread use in eastern and western medicine. Yarrow contains phytochemicals, fatty acids, and organic acids. Yarrow extracts are cosmetic-grade. Dermatologists have long employed Yarrow, which may include skin-relaxing, wound-healing, and anti-inflammatory chemicals. Yarrow chemicals block tyrosinase, making them great skin lighteners. Plant chemicals that block tyrsinase prevent the body from overproducing melanin and are safe, effective lighteners. Yarrow, an antioxidant and antibacterial, is a perfect active component in cosmetics that protect the skin from environmental stress and treat acne. Yarrow reduces skin inflammation, hyperpigmentation, and oxidative stress. It treats sunburns, wounds, snakebites, insect bites, acne, and varicose veins. Italy, Sicily, and Sardinia have historically utilized yarrow to address skin issues such skin laxity, wrinkles, and texture degeneration. Improved dermal matrix and epidermal structural organization leads to smoother, tighter, and toned skin. Yarrow extracts raised epidermal thickness 10% in another investigation. In a two-month study, a cosmetic product with 2% Yarrow reduced wrinkles and pores more than a placebo. Glycolic acid, a typical skin rejuvenator, was less effective. As if Yarrow wasn't enough, it's antifungal and antiseptic. Yarrow extracts, the most antibacterial, reduce S. aureus and P. aeruginosa. Water, methanol, and ethyl acetate yarrow extracts prevented S. aureus and dermatophytosis. Considering its benefits, Yarrow should be in every product and treatment room.

Vegan me loves plants! Since every major product, from medspa to holistic, is inspired by a plant, they intrigue me as an esthetician! The chemical is the blueprint for skin health, whether produced or derived from the plant's flower, leaf, root, or seed. Plant-based products can alter your clients' skin and are safer than lab-made ones. Plants can heal your skin and embellish and clean your treatment room or home.

1. Julia Werner and Weaam Ebrahim; Helichrysum italicum pyrones.

2. Dolores Peruc, Ivana Gobin, Dalibor Broznic, Mladenka Malenica Staver, and Brigita Ticac essential oils. Italicum

33 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All


bottom of page