Produced by steam distillation of cornflowers, this floral water is known for its soothing, revitalizing and decongesting properties on tired eyes. Used for several centuries, the cornflower water is even nicknamed the “eyeglass breaker” in France for its action on swollen and irritated eyes and eyelids. We tell you all about how this product fights against eye bags and dark circles.
How Does Cornflower Floral Water Act On Puffiness and Dark Circles?
- What Is Cornflower Water?
- Benefits of Cornflower Floral Water for the Eyes
- Our Care Products, Based on Cornflower Floral Water
What Is Cornflower Water?
Cornflower, from the Latin name Centaurea cyanus, is a plant of the Asteraceae family native to Europe, known for its blue flowers and harvested between May and July. Like the poppy, the cornflower grows wild, namely in wheat fields. However, it is less and less present today in this state because of the intensive use of herbicides.
The floral water of cornflower is the result of the condensation of the steam obtained after distillation of dried flowers, a technique used to extract essential oils. However, in the case of cornflower, this extraction method does not allow collecting an essential oil but only a hydrolate with a density close to water. This extraction process allows keeping the properties and benefits of the hydrolat. The flowers used are not harvested in fields treated with pesticides, but grown in France in organic farming.
Cornflower water is known for its decongestant, soothing, toning, antiseptic, healing and anti-inflammatory properties. Indeed, rich in alpha-terpineol, anthocyanidins, and polyenes, which are powerful anti-infectious agents, cornflower floral water has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antiseptic properties. It also contains linalool, which has analgesic, calming and anesthetic properties, as well as acetophenone, an analgesic, giving cornflower hydrosol its soothing and healing properties.
Benefits of Cornflower Floral Water for the Eyes.
Cornflower water is presented as a sure value to take care of the eye contour. Among other things, cornflower care is recommended for tired and irritated eyes, dark circles and bags. Indeed, it is known for its decongesting properties by deflating the bags under the eyes. By facilitating blood irrigation, cornflower water stimulates the evacuation of fluids accumulated in the extracellular medium in the eye contour area.
It thus makes it possible to soften the tired and inflamed eyes. It also makes it possible to reduce the pigmentation of the rings, making your glance défatigué and illuminated. Cornflower care also has an anti-inflammatory and soothing action for the fine and delicate skin around the eyes.
Our Care Products, Based on Cornflower Floral Water.
Obtained by steam distillation from organically grown cornflowers, cornflower water has proven to be effective in relieving and deflating the eyes and eyelids. So if you have tired, irritated eyes or swollen eyelids, apply the equivalent of one tablespoon of cornflower floral water on a washable cotton pad. On clean skin, gently dab your eyelids and keep the cotton pad soaked for 2 to 3 minutes on each eye. A care to make twice a day. For an even more decongesting action, you can combine the decongesting action of the active ingredients of cornflower with that of the cold by storing the cornflower care in the refrigerator.
Concentrated in decongesting active ingredients, the eye contour cream helps reduce the purplish appearance of vascular dark circles and the swollen appearance of watery bags under the eyes. Indeed, this eye contour care is enriched with cornflower floral water but also with caffeine, and they will both promote blood microcirculation and drainage in this area.
For a good application, take a small amount of product on your fingertip, equivalent to the size of a grain of rice. Then, apply the product in small dabs to the orbital bone and the area between the eyebrow and the upper eyelid. Using tapping and smoothing motions, spread and stretch the product from the inner corner of the eye to the outer corner to help it penetrate and activate blood microcirculation and lymphatic circulation.
Our tinted dark circle concealer is a 2-in-1 treatment that combines the properties of a classic eye cream and those of a dark circle corrector with the presence of pigments. Available in six shades based on the FITZPATRICK phototype scale, it helps reduce the appearance of dark circles and puffiness over the long term, while blurring them in one step.
To do so, take the equivalent amount of a grain of rice on the tip of your index finger and spread the material in small dabs under the eyes. However, avoid putting it too close to the eyelashes, in which case it could get into the eye, which could lead to eye irritation. Then, spread it with your fingertip along the line formed, starting from the inner corner of the eye and working outwards to unify the eye contour, while having a lasting effect on the appearance of dark circles and bags. This stretches the product, helps it penetrate, and stimulates lymphatic circulation.
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