About the Ingredient: Wild Geranium
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What Is Wild Geranium Used For? The Wild Geranium, a relatively common flower, delivers some wonderful skin benefits. The leaves, stems, and roots are high in tannins and offer amazing natural astringent properties. Astringents cause the skin to contract which results in toned, firm skin, and the diminished appearance of wrinkles. This contracting action also helps reduce inflammation.
Geranium also includes cytophylactic properties. In non-science terms, it means it encourages new cell growth to promote skin healing. Plus, it’s a natural antibacterial for healthy skin all around!
What Is the Definition of Wild Geranium? Geranium (Geranium maculatum) features pink, blue, purple – and in rare cases, white – flowers. It contains skin-benefiting oils that are extracted from its stems and leaves.
What Are the Benefits of Wild Geranium?
- Astringent, toning properties
- Stimulates cell turnover
- Calms inflammation
- Reduces appearance of wrinkles
What Is Wild Geranium Used In? Moisturizers and serums, especially ones formulated for toning and anti-aging purposes. It’s skin benefits and pleasant scent (slightly minty and floral) also blend well with carrier massage oils.
What Is the Origin of Wild Geranium? The name of the Geranium plant is derived from the Greek word, geranos, which means crane. It refers to the plant’s seeds which resemble the bird and earned the flower its nickname: Cranesbill.
While it was originally believed to be used in Native American medicine, the Wild Geranium has become one of the most common North American plants, flourishing in areas of the United States, Canada, and Europe.
Cautions: Allergic reaction, contraindications, and overuse can cause a potential skin reaction.
Products That Include Wild Geranium: Alana Mitchell Hyaluronic Moisture Boost Serum