The benefits of Geranium essential oil for the face

The benefits of Geranium essential oil for the skin and the face

Most gardeners and botanists are familiar with the geranium plant, whose vibrant, colorful flowers will brighten up any garden or terrace! But this plant doesn’t just look beautiful; it also yields an essential oil that boasts many valuable benefits, especially for problem-prone skin.

What is Geranium essential oil?

Geranium is a genus of plants that comprises many species. Among them, you’ll find Egyptian Geranium and Bourbon Geranium, which are particularly appreciated for their floral scent as well as their skin benefits. In order to reap these benefits, Geranium leaves are steam distilled to extract the essential oil.

This oil is then incorporated into the formulas of skincare and beauty products that can be applied on the face, body, and even the hair. Geranium essential oil helps to maintain the skin’s natural balance, which makes it a beneficial ingredient for many skin moods. Anyone whose skin is oily or prone to problems or skin conditions could find this essential oil very helpful indeed!

Geranium essential oil: potent antibacterial properties

Geranium essential oil contains geraniol and monoterpene alcohols – two constituents that fight infections. So, in the case of skin conditions such as seborrhoeic dermatitis, Geranium essential oil may be recommended for use on the face. Monoterpene alcohols also give it antifungal properties, making it a good essential oil to use in the case of fungal infections, as it acts on the fungi that cause yeast infections. These properties of Geranium essential oil make it ideal for use on the skin of the face, but there are also times when it may be used to relieve skin conditions that affect the entire body.

La Crème Douce Démaquillante

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Geranium essential oil for an anti-inflammatory and healing action on the skin

The monoterpene esters in Geranium essential oil assist with acute skin inflammations that reoccur regularly. It can relieve redness and the unpleasant sensations that go hand in hand with many skin complaints. This essential oil may also be recommended to treat eczema breakouts. It has healing and regenerating properties, which is why it may be used to help stop minor wounds from bleeding, or on acne-prone skin. It also has a drying and tightening effect on skin tissues. Thanks to all these benefits, Geranium essential oil can leave skin more toned, even out the complexion, and restore radiance.

How should you use Geranium essential oil on the skin of the face?

Geranium essential oil can be highly irritating when used pure on the skin, which is why it must be diluted with a large amount of plant-based carrier oil before being applied. If you’re looking for a product to use on your face, look for one that contains Geranium oil along with other active ingredients. In this way, the ingredients can work together in synergy, and all the potential of Geranium essential oil can be harnessed. This is exactly what we’ve done at Absolution!

  • L’Eau Soir et Matin, for example, contains Geranium essential oil. It’s complemented by the purifying properties of Lemon Balm hydrosol and the circulation-boosting action of Helichrysum hydrosol, to effectively remove makeup and tone the skin.
  • La Brume Systémique also contains Geranium essential oil. In this formula, it’s combined with the regenerating and moisturizing benefits of Rose Hip oil, Sodium PCA and Wild Pansy, to nourish and invigorate all skin types.

Our products with Geranium essential oil!

L’Eau Soir et Matin

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La Brume Systémique

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La Crème Douce Démaquillante

36 €
Makeup removing cream and cleanser
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Precautions when using Geranium essential oil

Last but not least, please remember that essential oils should be used with care, and Geranium essential oil is no exception to the rule! As with all essential oils, it should not be used pure by pregnant women or young children. If you have any doubts, don’t hesitate to ask the advice of a health professional.

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