Ingredient of the Month: Neroli Hydrosol
Don’t let the name intimidate you. Neroli Hydrosol is a fragrant purifier that’s steam distilled to delicately extract it from the aromatic parts of the bitter orange blossom, which are also called neroli flowers.
When distilling essential oils, hydrosols are the natural byproduct. The flower-infused steam is collected as it condenses into droplets, creating a concentrated floral water that’s packed with antioxidants and powerful botanicals.
Neroli Hydrosol is the main ingredient in Kimberly Parry Organics’ Hydrate facial mist.
Here’s why we love it:
Properties of Neroli Hydrosol
The scent of neroli is heavenly, and as an aromatherapy ingredient, it soothes anxiety, uplifts mood, and promotes a positive mindset.
As a facial mist, neroli hydrosol purifies pores, lifts sagging skin, and helps keep your skin firm and supple.
It’s a gentle astringent that’s ideal as a moisturizer for oily and acneic skin, and with other hydrating ingredients like aloe vera and fig, it’s also suitable for dry skin. Regular use of neroli hydrosol helps reduce the appearance of pores.
Natural alpha hydroxy acid gently exfoliates skin for a smooth, glowing complexion, while anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties soothe irritation, fight acne, and keep your face blemish free. Neroli hydrosol is also full of antioxidants that prevent cell damage and fight aging. Use it on mature skin as a restorative and softener.
All of this means that neroli hydrosol is ideal for soothing sunburn, calming irritated skin, and spritzing on dry skin as a quick refresher. It can be used as a gentle toner or aftershave, and for sensitive or acne prone skin, it’s incredible.
How to Use The Neroli & Fig Hydrate Mist
Aside from moisturizing, softening, and gently toning your skin, Hydrate facial mist serves as an on-the-go refresher for mineral makeup, keeping your foundation in place and your complexion bright even in dry weather. Simply spritz over makeup and go!
Some women spritz their hair, too, since the sweet neroli fragrance is fresh, clean, and uplifting.
Hydrate Neroli & Fig is also a cool, refreshing way to finish other body treatments. Mist over your body after applying a nourishing oil, or use as an activator for Kimberly Parry Organics’ signature fig enzyme body peel, which is available seasonally.