Geranium is a perennial bush with small reddish flowers, with serrated and round leaves. It comes from the African continent. Although it is widely known for its decorative use, its surprising properties for skin care make its essential oil one of the most appreciated in natural cosmetics. It is obtained through the distillation of geranium leaves, flowers and stems. It has a sweet and intense aroma with very peculiar taste.
Properties of Geranium in natural cosmetics
Geranium is largely used in natural cosmetics through the extraction of its essential oil. From anti-acne treatments, cleansers, to balance the fat of the skin…Even in anti-aging creams, firming, anti-cellulite … etc. At this point we will ask ourselves why it is an ingredient used to solve such different problems.
On the one hand, it is totally adequate for the treatment of sensitive, mixed and oily skins. It stimulates the lymphatic systems, which helps cleaning the skin and giving it a more vivid color. It is astringent. It regulates the production and fat content of the skin (due to its direct action on the sebaceous glands); this is a very relevant property, since it notably increases the smoothness of the skin. It improves its health, flexibility and resistance.
Although its properties do not end here. It nourishes the skin and favours cellular regeneration and is a good antioxidant. It is totally adequate for the prevention of the natural aging of the skin and wrinkles. In addition, it is a very effective firming agent, especially when complemented with various ingredients that seek this same end.
For these reasons ABILIA. has selected this ingredient for the treatment of mixed skins. Where it is essential to clean and regulate the oiliness of the skin. That together with a specific care, allows us to obtain a new and much more uniform, smooth and beautiful skin. Because of these properties and its optimal performance with the set of components of the Regulatory Moisturizing Cream, it is one of its key ingredients.
Other interesting uses of geranium essential oil
Geranium is largely used in aromatherapy, its regulatory properties do not only apply to skin issues but they are also excellent balancers at emotional and hormonal levels. Geranium essential oil is recommended in situations of anxiety and depression.
As we mentioned, it helps regulate hormonal function. This means that it is very helpful in reducing the symptoms of menopause and premenstrual stress.