Hey-oh! I made a video!
Don’t pee your pants though, it’s just a short teeny clip of me spritzing some floral water on my face.
If it looks like I’m having an intimate experience with my bottle of floral water in the video… well, it’s because I am.
A spritz of chilled fresh floral water can be an exhilarating and sensual experience!
If you’ve read about my love for rose floral water before, then you’ll know that true floral water or hydrosols are the by-product of steam distillation from plant materials.
For the sake of simplicity, I use the terms “floral water” and “hydrosol” interchangeably.
Remember, not all floral waters are created equal.
So when looking for good floral water, look for pure hydrosols.
Their only ingredient is the plant from which the hydrosol is derived. Which means they embody the simplest skincare.
Some of the best I’ve found are from Aroma Zone in Paris. When I go back, I will most certainly stock up!
The hydrosol featured today is this one…
Its benefits as touted by Aroma Zone are:
– Calms and soothes the skin
Other than these purported skincare benefits, the three main reasons why I love hydrosols are:
1) Aromatherapy. Smell can be very therapeutic. In this case, the scent of the Fleurs d’Oranger is light, bright but not overly orangey. There is zero percent synthetic ingredients in this. So it is naturally divine.
2) It feels good. I keep my hydrosols in the fridge to help preserve them. And when I use them on really hot days, they feel ah-mazing. Just watch my face in the video 😉
3) Better absorption. Having damp skin allows for better absorption of creams and moisturizers. So it’s natural that you use floral waters before putting on your creams.
OK! So without further ado… here is the video!
ps. I am not wearing any foundation, powder or tinted cream on my skin whatsoever. But I did use this rice paper mask 🙂