If you ever, as a child, made rose or lavender water simply by stuffing petals into a bottle of water then you are already familiar with a hydrosol, albeit a very rudimentary version. Flower waters or hydrosols go back far, far into history – it’s thought as far as 3000 years ago being used for aromatics, beautifying and healing. Needless to say, our versions now will differ very greatly not least in terms of hygiene, production and ingredient sophistication. So, I’m happy to introduce the Bodhi & Birch Lemon Water Hydrosol Tonic, part of a Superfood Series, launching very soon. The Superfood Series is organic where possible, small batch made and essential oil free – the only fragrances come from the natural aromatics of the raw ingredients.
I’ll note the full ingredient list at the end of the post but key players in this are impressive. Actually, it’s a meticulous formulation – it’s been a while in the making, and I can see why. Firstly, the hydrosols which in this case are a distillation of lemons, orange blossom and bergamot. In that blend, they have cleansing, clarifying, toning, fortifying and calming properties and are suitable for delicate or sensitive skin. Next, hyaluronic, and we all know what that does. It’s the ingredient that gives the waters a tiny bit of slip on the skin and stops it making skin feel dry. Then we have some pea peptides, an interesting ingredient noted for helping with elasticity and firmness, fruit enzymes from pomegranate and cucumber which polyphenol and mineral rich respectively. There’s a clear crystal quartz sphere in every bottle – I’m not a crystal gazer but if you are, it’s an added extra for emotional balancing.
To use the Hydrosol, you can spritz whenever you feel like it really because it treats both skin and mind, but you can also incorporate it as an extra step after cleansing. Personally, I’m thinking to keep mine by my bed to wake my skin up first thing in the morning. Needless to say, it’s fully nasty free and suitable for vegans. So, the bottom line – Lemon Water Hydrosol Tonic is a gorgeous, gorgeous product but it’s a luxury, not an essential. Priced at £50, it can’t be anything but and I think it’s best suited to those who particularly seek out ethically made, vegan products with thoughtful formulations, and like to pay their skin extra attention that’s over and above a regular routine. You’ll find it on pre-order HERE (don’t worry, you won’t have a long wait).
Ingredient list: Citrus Limon (Lemon) Hydrosol, °Citrus Aurantium (Neroli) Hydrosol, °Citrus Bergamia (Bergamot) Hydrosol, °Glycerin, Aqua (Water), °Punica Granatum(Pomegranate) Fruit Extract, °Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Pisium Sativum (Pea) Extract, Sodium Levulinate, Sodium Anisate, *Crystal Quartz Sphere (included in the 100ml bottle) ºCertified Organic *Natural Mineral
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