Glossary of Ingredients
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Lavender Lavender is a common ingredient in skincare due to its antiseptic and anti-fungal properties which help to speed up healing, reduce scarring and fight acne-causing bacteria.
Lavender is also great for acne because it tones and firms your skin.
Besides soothing acne-prone skin, lavender oil is an excellent treatment for eczema as it relieves itching and decongests the irritated patches of skin by adding moisture.
The soothing aroma of lavender also helps to relieve stress, tension and inflammation, all of which cause premature skin ageing. It also boosts the circulatory system, therefore increasing the flow of nutrients and oxygen to skin cells.
Lemon An astringent and toner which decreases the production of sebum. May be used in organic skin care treatments for boils, broken capillaries, greasy skin, herpes and insect bites. Lemon oil imparts shine to the hair and offers cell regenerative properties to organic skin care products to clear and brighten the complexion.
Lemon Bioflavonoids From the rind of the lemon, bioflavonoids contain antioxidants used in organic skin care products to protect the skin from free radical damage caused by environmental factors, such as exposure to sun and pollution.
Licorice Licorice is used to soothe the skin. The two major constituents of licorice, glycyrrhizin and flavonoids, have anti-inflammatory effects on the skin.