Meet Our Plant-Based Hydrosols: Your Skin's New BFF

by Courtney MacDougal

What is a Hydrosol?

A Hydrosol is an aromatic ‘plant water’ created from nutrient-rich plants and flowers. Using the same steam distillation process used to create essential oils, Hydrosols contain the water-soluble therapeutic components of a plant that don’t make it into an essential oil.

Hydrosols are the gentler, uniquely restorative counterparts to essentials oils and can be used in countless ways to heal, hydrate, and glowify the skin!

How our Hydrosols are made:

  1. Freshly harvested organic plants and flowers are placed in a distillation tank.
  2. High-pressure steam releases the essential oils and nutrients from the plant.
  3. Fat-soluble components separate and float to the top – this becomes essential oils.
  4. The water-soluble, nutrient-rich water that’s left is the Hydrosol!

Our Skin-Specific Hydrosols

Crafted from organic skin-soothing plants, our Hydrosol collection has plant waters to address and help heal every skin concern – acne, rosacea, under eye puffiness, inflammation, wrinkles and fine lines, irritation, and dryness.

You can get all three in our Organic Hydrosol Skin Kit or purchase them individually for your specialized skin concerns. Keep reading to learn more about each Hydrosol in our collection.

Organic Rose Hydrosol – For Dry, Irritated Skin

Created from organic roses, our OG much-beloved Organic Rose Hydrosol is an all-in-one, deeply nourishing love letter to every skin type and tone. Whether your concern is redness and irritation, adult acne, scarring, or just general dullness, this Hydrosol brings back the glow you’ve been missing.  

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THE MAGIC OF ORGANIC ROSES

Heals Redness & Inflammation: Known for their anti-inflammatory properties, roses soothe inflamed and irritated skin, reducing redness from acne, scars, rosacea and psoriasis. It’s like a cup of calming chamomile tea for your skin.

Anti-Aging: Roses are deeply concentrated in antioxidants to fight aging free-radicals and assist with cell regeneration. Rich in vitamin C, roses also helps stimulate natural collagen production.

Hydration: The original glow giver, vitamin e-rich roses hydrate, nourish, and bathe the skin in moisture for a dewy, gorgeously healthy visage.

WHO IT’S FOR

Our Organic Rose Hydrosol is truly made for everyone – whether you’re battling acne, #soover the fine lines cropping up around your face, have chronically dry skin, or just want to show your skin some much-needed love in the dry winter air.  

HOW TO USE IT

Use your Organic Rose Hydrosol as a toner after cleansing or as a refreshing and nourishing setting spray over makeup. Use whenever you like throughout the day for a vitamin boost for your skin and a deliciously soothing scent just for you.

Wild Cherry Bark Hydrosol – For Undereyes & All-Over Inflammation

Created from the truly transformative Wild Cherry Bark, this Hydrosol is a FIRST in the skincare world – there’s truly nothing else that celebrates and utilizes this game-changing ingredient so effectively. Absolutely magical for under eyes, this Hydrosol transforms puffy, inflamed undereye bags and dark circles, bringing you back to the rested, bright-eyed goddess you were meant to be. #fakeagoodnightssleep

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THE MAGIC OF WILD CHERRY BARK

Reduces Puffiness & Inflammation: Like a vitamin bath for your skin, wild cherry bark is chock full of nutrients and minerals like calcium, potassium, magnesium, iron, and zinc which soothe inflammation and reduce puffiness. Especially amazing for the ultra-delicate undereye area, wild cherry bark is gentle, yet deeply soothing without being heavy like many creams and moisturizers.  

Works on Milia: Milia (those tiny white bumps on the skin) are super common along the under eye area, and especially for us melanin-rich ladies and gent. Wild Cherry Bark works beautifully to take down unwanted milia.  

Soothes Irritation & Removes Oil: This Hydrosol soothes and comforts irritated and inflamed skin caused by acne, rosacea, psoriasis, and rashes. A natural astringent, Wild Cherry Barks helps remove excess oil without drying out the skin.

Anti-Aging: Concentrated with tannins and caffeic acid, wild cherry bark protects against free-radical damage and helps promote collagen production.

WHO IT’S FOR

Those of us with inflammation and undereye puffiness – if you’re someone who never gets enough sleep, this Hydrosol is the answered to your unrested prayers.

HOW TO USE IT

Spray the Hydrosol on your hands and tap it under your eyes or along any areas of inflammation. Use on cleansed skin right before bed for best results.

Organic Cucumber Hydrosol – For Acne-Prone Skin

Our Organic Cucumber Hydrosol is a deeply nourishing, healing elixir for dry, acneic skin. It’s the gentle, soothing solution for breakouts and hyperpigmentation. Acne-prone skin tends to be irritated, sensitive skin and needs natural, simple, yet powerful plant-based ingredients to heal and hydrate the skin rather than irritate it further.

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THE MAGIC OF CUCUMBERS

Heal Acne: Cucumbers work as an astringent, helping to regulate oil production and tighten and minimize the appearance of pores. Rich in Vitamin C, cucumbers help to clarify acne-prone skin and brighten scarring and discoloration. This Hydrosol is cooling and soothing to irritated, acne-prone skin.  

Anti-Aging: Cucumbers are concentrated in Folic Acid and Caffeic Acid which help rev up collagen production and defend against aging free-radical damage.

Hydrating: Rich in polysaccharides and made almost entirely of water, cucumbers help the skin retain much-needed moisture.

Who it’s for

Made specifically for acne-prone skin, this Hydrosol can be used by anyone looking for more hydration, healing, and calming of the skin.

How to use it

Spritz onto freshly cleansed skin and allow to dry before applying other skin care products. Use before bed for best results. To deeply target (and show love to) acne-prone skin, start with our new French Green Clay & Organic Cucumber Water Face Mask, a plant-based, handcrafted mask design to hydrate and heal acneic skin.

Sustainable Packaging

In an ode to the planet, we redesigned our packaging with sustainability in mind. Our new Hydrosols come in matte black glass bottles which can be reused as a diffuser or recycled in standard recycling bins. Take apart the spray bottle top and it can be recycled as well.

We’ve also transitioned our plastic packing materials to a biodegradable foam to reduce plastic waste.

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