13 ways to get in on the herbal beauty trend
From food to face
Beauty Crew Beauty Writer / April 14 2020
Fact: People have been using herbs in their beauty products for yonks. However, in a world where there’s a new trendy ingredient nearly every day (we see you, vitamin F), it can be easy to forget about the power of plants. But don’t go thinking they’ve lost their lustre – because there’s a fresh crop of beauty products bringing herbs back in a BIG way.
Boasting ingredients like thyme, peppermint and rosemary, here’s our round up of the new generation of herbal beauty products that’ll give you the gift of glowing skin, shiny hair and even better sleep.
Garnier Organic Thyme Perfecting Toner
With organic thyme as the MVP in this vegan formulation, Garnier Organic Thyme Perfecting Toner uses essential oils in combination with salicylic acid to purify the skin, minimise pores and even out skin tone. It also smells SO darn fresh, making it the perfect addition to your morning beauty ritual.
Jo Malone Lavender Musk Pillow Spray
Let’s face it: 2020 hasn’t been all that kind to us. And as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to escalate, so too do our stress and anxiety levels, which means getting a healthy amount of quality sleep is probably not as easy as it used to be. Jo Malone Lavender Musk Pillow Spray will help get you there. Soothing lavender essential oils in the mist help calm the mind and improve sleep quality. Give it a go.
Aesop Sublime Replenishing Night Masque
Boasting a slew of vitamins, such as B, C, E and F (we know – she’s a total overachiever), the new Aesop Sublime Replenishing Night Masque is enhanced with rosemary oil - an antioxidant that can improve circulation and prevent puffiness. Swipe this creamy formula on after cleansing and toning, and it’ll boost your skin’s hydration levels overnight.
Klorane Anti-Pollution Detox Shampoo
Yes, the vibrant blue colour of the formula is cool as hell, but that’s not what we’re here for. Klorane Anti-Pollution Detox Shampoo is formulated with organic aquatic mint - a powerful antioxidant that is shown to detoxify and protect hair and scalp from pollution. The result? The healthiest, shiniest hair you’ve had in forever.
Sisley Paris Velvet Sleeping Mask
Dry skin? We’ve got one for you. Sisley Paris Velvet Sleeping Mask uses thyme as one of the main active ingredients to nourish and support dry skin, along with nourishing goodies like honey and shea butter. Teamed with rare saffron flowers, this night mask will have you waking up with brighter, smoother and more hydrated skin.
Weleda SOS Spot Treatment
When that familiar throbbing beneath your skin starts, you need to act fast. And no, that doesn’t mean squeezing or picking! Geez, you guys. We’re talking about reaching for a spot treatment like Weleda SOS Spot Treatment. Along with willow extract (antibacterial) and witch hazel (astringent), this guy contains lavender and peppermint oil to soothe and freshen the skin.
A’kin Rosemary Daily Shine Shampoo
A’kin Rosemary Daily Shine Shampoo is a natural shampoo enriched with rosemary, which is known to stimulate and improve circulation to the scalp. It also has natural antiseptic properties, making it a real winner for those who have scalp issues. Along with the benefits of rosemary, the formula features cedarwood and certified organic lavender to gently cleanse both scalp and hair, while increasing shine.
Lanolips 101 Ointment Multi-Balm Minty
Do you know what we love more than a multipurpose balm? A multipurpose balm with a lil bit of herbal magic. And Lanolips 101 Ointment Multi-Balm Minty ticks all the boxes. It contains 100 per cent medical grade lanolin with a hit of peppermint oil and vitamin E for ultimate freshness.
L’Occitane Shea Hands & Body Rosemary Liquid Soap
If your hands have copped enough on the drying hand sanitiser front, treat them with a nourishing soap like L’Occitane Shea Rosemary Liquid Soap. It’s made from rosemary, vegetable oils and shea butter and will gently cleanse your skin without stripping it. Bonus: You can also use it on your body and enjoy the delicate rosemary scent that will linger long after your shower.
Le Labo Basil Hand Pomade
Pamper those hard-working hands with a luxurious hand cream like Le Labo Basil Hand Pomade. It’s a soft, lightweight lotion that quickly sinks into your skin, leaving your hands feeling soft and smooth. The combo of basil and citrusy verbena gives off a bright and refreshing aroma that everyone needs in their life.
Tarte Knockout Daily Exfoliating Cleanser
This isn’t like your regular cleanser. Tarte Knockout Daily Exfoliating Cleanser is made with a combination of gentle AHAs and BHAs that get to work on improving your complexion. The best part? The formula features naturally-derived ingredients like peppermint to leave skin feeling soft and smooth, without stripping or drying skin. What a dream.
Pai Rice Plant & Rosemary BioAffinity Tonic
Perfect for oily skin, Pai Rice Plant & Rosemary BioAffinity Tonic refreshes and rebalances congested, irritated skin, while improving its tone and texture. Wondering what role rosemary plays in all of this? Well, as this essential oil is known for its antimicrobial benefits, it works to prevent future breakouts and imperfections.
Erin Docherty is a Beauty Writer for BEAUTYcrew, Beauty Editor for Women's Health magazine and a Grooming Writer for Men's Health magazine. She has a keen interest in cosmeceutical skin care and is currently working on minimising her 9-step skin care routine – because ain’t nobody got time for that. When she’s not writing about the latest beauty news, or applying copious amounts of serum, you can find her spending all her money in Sephora.