Hydrolats (hydrosols) are another name for "floral waters". They are used in day-to-day care – they moisten, alleviate, nourish and bring relief to dry and tired skin.
These precious waters are more delicate in comparison to fragrance oils and their pH is close to the pH of the skin. In soaps, creams, lotions they replace, so called, a water phase. Others, in turn, can be used in their natural form in place of a tonic or as a refreshing water. Owing to the content of vegetable substances, they are perfect for moistening and skin-care.
Hydrolats available in our shop are natural products originating from ecological plantations and they contain active vegetable ingredients which have a positive influence on a skin condition.
Hydrolats have a short expiring date. One should remember to store them in a fridge or to add a preservative so as to prevent them from spoiling.
Cornflower hydrosol is produced by means of distilling cornflowers (Centaurea cyanus) with water steam. It has antioxidant, alleviating, softening, anti-edemic and anti-inflammatory properties. The reason it has these properties is rich amount of flavonoids and anthocyanins in form of blue pigments of cyanine and pelargonidin protecting plant against external factors such as pathogenic microbes or UV radiation. Cornflower floral water is also rich in mineral salts, especially manganese, pectins. Organic acids and small amount of tannins. Unique soothing and refreshing properties of cornflowers are used in compresses on eyelids and irritated eyes. It is used as a mild eye and face make up remover. Besides cornflower hydrolate if rich in polyphenols and minerals.
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