Neroli Oil to Boost Your Skin’s Radiance … and So Much More!
Why is neroli oil such a prized ingredient in skincare? Crafted from the delicate flowers of the bitter Seville orange, it is believed to have first come from trees found in southeast Asia where it spread thanks to traders to Africa and the Mediterranean.
In the olden days neroli oil helped ward off the plague. Back in Ancient Egypt, it was used much like incense. But in the 12th century in Seville, Spain, it became a more popular cultivation which eventually travelled the globe, thriving in the 1500s in St. Augustine, Florida when the Spanish explorers brought it over.
But the end of the 17th century was when it became the epitome of fashionable thanks to princess Nerola of Italy. In fact, that is where the name we know it as now comes from. She would use it to add its divine fragrance to her bath water and her clothing, creating her own signature scent which naturally, everyone wanted to copy.
Neroli oil goes further than bringing an uplifting natural aroma to your life though which is why we use it in our Illumino Youth Serum to brighten your skin tone, no matter what skin type you have (even sensitive skin too!). If you find vitamin C serums too aggravating for your sensitive skin, or simply want a purer more natural skincare product but love the effect vitamin C has on your skin, read on!
Here are some reasons we love using Neroli in our luxurious natural skincare formulations here at Indagare Natural Beauty - besides the incredible scent:
- Packed with skin-firming and brightening Vitamin C
In addition to helping firm and brighten skin tone, the high Vitamin C in neroli encourages collagen production, which helps to regenerate skin cells and tighten skin. As if that is not enough, Vitamin C helps to prevent premature ageing by reducing dark spots caused by sun damage.
- Locks in hydration
Neroli oil is fantastic for keeping your skin’s protective barrier strong. This means it seals in that hydration deep down so you can look dewy and radiant all day, every day!
- Reenergises skin
Not only does the natural aroma perk up your senses, but it does the same within your skin. If you want skin that glows naturally, neroli oil is a must in your skincare arsenal kit!
- Perfectly purifying
Some citrus-based essential oils are phototoxic, but not neroli oil. It won’t affect the sensitivity of your skin, even in the sun. With antibacterial properties, it’s fantastic for keeping skin clear, refreshed, and destressed.
- Banishes breakouts
And while we’re on the subject, bid breakouts goodbye as neroli oil’s antibacterial properties chase away the bacteria that causes acne. It also has plenty of antioxidants to calm and soothe irritated skin.
- Calms redness
Neroli is packed with regenerative qualities, including protecting collagen and elastin which help give skin its elasticity. But, neroli oil is also antiseptic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory so is useful to treat pimples and acne and reduce the redness associated with breakouts. It may even be helpful to treat rosacea and other conditions that cause redness with its antibacterial and disinfecting properties.
Our award-winning Illumino Youth Serum is formulated from the purest, best quality prickly pear seed oil in the world with Egyptian geranium to help balance skin, and neroli to brighten, firm and combat the appearance of age-spots (or simply ensure an all-over glow if age spots are not your worry!). It is formulated for all skin types, even sensitive, and you'll find it lifts up your mood while giving your skin a great dose of skin-brightening vitamins and hydration.
But it isn't just vibrantly healthy skin neroli offers, it has been proven to help you enjoy better sleep. So, when you get home after a long day, try our Relax & Nourish Organic Body Oil to heal your spirit with the lovely and calming neroli oil as a star ingredient too.
And - big news! We are launching a Neroli Toner soon, formulated to balance and gently exfoliate skin daily.
Ensuring that neroli oil is at the centre of your skincare and natural beauty routine will help you exude radiance! Don't be surprised if friends start commenting on your new glow.
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