Botanical ingredients, or plant-based ingredients that are fatty, dense, and non-volatile, can have numerous benefits for your body, face, and skin. Non-toxic and non-irritating, botanical ingredients are suitable for sensitive skin, lightweight, and highly moisturizing. As such, these ingredients are often a staple of customized spa treatments. Here are a few popular botanical ingredients used in many spa services:
- Rose Water
Rose water is an important botanical ingredient that is known for being skin softening and fragrant. It is also said to have both sedative and anti-inflammatory properties. For these reasons, rose water is often integrated into spa treatments to help restore moisture and nourish aging skin.
- Shea Butter
Shea butter is derived from the fruit of the karite tree. It can be used to reduce or eliminate the appearance of facial lines, scars, or stretch marks. Shea butter is also useful for calming skin irritations as a result of its anti-inflammatory properties. It is an excellent addition to spa treatments because it melts and absorbs into the skin on contact.
Lavender can be used to calm a variety of skin complaints, including acne, skin irritations, inflammation, and eczema. As an added benefit, lavender provides a soft, herbal scent and its aromatic properties have been known to have a calming and soothing effect – the perfect end to a day at the spa!
- Vitamin E
An essential ingredient, Vitamin E is best known as an anti-oxidant. When used as part of a topical treatment, Vitamin E can be used to help heal acne, prevent eczema and psoriasis scarring, and reduce facial redness. It can also be used to help treat the effects of sunburn.
If you are interested in booking a spa treatment that uses botanical ingredients, contact Spa Réveil at (512) 961-4714. Our Austin-based day spa offers a full line of spa services and customized treatments, including facials, massages, wraps, and more. Trust our experienced and professional staff to ensure that you can experience the best care.