Hydrosols Vs Water in Skincare Products – Discover the Amazing Benefits of Hydrosols
We all want to look and feel our best and why shouldn’t we? Let’s face it when we look good, we feel good too – inside and out! That’s why we’re always on the lookout for the latest and greatest beauty products to help us achieve our goals. One ingredient that we advocate here at House of Immortelle is the use of hydrosols in your skincare products.
In this article, we’ll take a look at the many benefits of using hydrosols for your skin. We’ll also discuss hydrosols versus water-based skincare products, how to use hydrosols for skin, and how House of Immortelle’s products differ from the rest.
What are Hydrosols?
As a little science lesson for you – hydrosols, also known as floral waters, are a by-product of the steam distillation process used to extract essential oils from plants. They are a natural, gentle, and effective way to cleanse, nourish, and hydrate your skin.
Hydrosols are known for their soothing, calming, and nourishing properties. They can be used as a facial toner, cleanser, or a refreshing spray – like you’ll see in our Hydrating Rose Facial Mist. Hydrosols provide an alternative to regular skincare products that tend to be heavily diluted with water and, instead, work alongside the active ingredients to provide additional nourishment for your skin.
Benefits of Hydrosols for Skin
Using hydrosols in your skincare provides a wide range of benefits, including:
- Hydrating: Hydrosols are known for their hydrating properties. They can help to keep your skin hydrated and nourished, which can help to reduce dryness and flakiness.
- Soothing: Hydrosols are very gentle and can help to soothe and calm irritated skin.
- Antioxidant: Hydrosols contain antioxidants, which can help to protect your skin from pollutants.
- Cleansing: Hydrosols can be used as a gentle cleanser to remove dirt and impurities from your skin.
Hydrosols Versus Water
When it comes to hydrating your skin, many people wonder if adding hydrosols into skincare products are better than simply using water. The answer is yes! Hydrosols are proven to be far more effective than water at hydrating your skin. Which, on the face of it seems crazy – what could be more hydrating than water? But, believe it or not, water-based skincare products often do more damage than good.
Water can strip your skin of its natural oils, which can lead to dryness and irritation. Suffer from a dry complexion regardless of a regular skincare routine? This could very well be the reason why. Hydrosols, on the other hand, are much gentler on your skin and help to keep it hydrated and nourished.
Whilst water can help to hydrate your skin, it doesn’t contain any of the beneficial compounds found in hydrosols. Plus, with hydrosols being much more concentrated, they are able to penetrate your skin more deeply and provide a more effective hydration. Resulting in healthy, glowing skin.
How to Use Hydrosols for Skin
Hydrosols are very versatile and can be used in a variety of ways. Here are some of the ways you can use hydrosols to nourish and hydrate your skin:
- As a facial toner: Hydrosols can be used as a facial toner to help remove dirt and impurities from your skin.
- As a cleanser: Hydrosols can be used as a gentle cleanser to help remove makeup and other impurities.
- As a refreshing spray: Hydrosols in our collection of essences and mists provide a refreshing sprits for your skin, help to keep your skin hydrated throughout the day.
Hydrosol vs Toner
As we’ve just touched on, hydrosols can even take place of your usual toner. While hydrosols and toners both help to cleanse and hydrate your skin, hydrosols are much gentler and more effective than toners.
Toners are often alcohol-based and can be drying and irritating to your skin. Hydrosols, on the other hand, are much kinder and help to nourish and hydrate your skin without causing irritation.
So, as you can see, hydrosols in your skincare routine really do make the greatest difference, which is why, here at House of Immortelle, we are proudly backed by some of the greatest names in the beauty and skincare industry. And there’s a reason for that – we don’t cut corners and your skin’s health is always our number one priority.
So, whenever you’re browsing our product range, you’ll consistently see references towards our organic, natural and sustainable ingredients. We don’t do this boast, we do it because we want you to know exactly what you’re putting onto your skin. We take skincare seriously here, which is why hydrosols are a priority ingredient in our range of products and why you should also be prioritising them in your skincare routine. Make the switch, you’ll thank us later.