Three products for a radiant, customizable tan — without UV rays

Three products for a radiant, customizable tan — without UV rays

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Rose Geranium Essential Oil

Commonly known as: Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil (I.N.C.I.), Pelargonium rosae, Geranium Egypt, Geranium of the florists, Fragrant Geranium, Pelargonium asperum.
Botanical name: Pelargonium graveolens.
Extraction process: Steam distillation.
Family: Geraniaceae.
Part of the plant extracted: Leaves.
Location: Africa (Morocco, Egypt, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Mozambique).
Flowering: From May until the first morning frosts (generally in October).
Provenance, origin: Egypt.
Phytochemical composition: Monoterpenols (citronellol, geraniol, linalol), terpene esters (geranyl formate, geranyl acetate, citronellyl formate), monoterpenones, sesquiterpenols, isomenthone, guaia-6,9-diene, geranyl butyrate, geranyl tiglate.
Sensorial properties: Appearance : Mobile liquid ; Color : Greenish yellow to dark green ; Odor : Flowery, pinkish, slightly sweet.
Physical characteristics: Density = 0,88 - 0,91 ; Insoluble in water ; Refraction index : 1,46 - 1,48.
Benefits: Tonic, astringent, soothing, purifying, fortifying, anti-inflammatory.
Concerns: All skin types and particularly oily, mature, acne-prone and dry skin ; All hair types ; Indicated in the prevention and care of stretch marks.

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Use

Face care (creams, serums, exfoliants, cleansing gels, oils, masks, eye care); Body care (massage oils for stretch marks, milks, scrubs, balms); Hair care (shampoos, conditioners, masks, hair oils); Hygiene (deodorants, solid soaps, liquid soaps, intimate gels, bath salts)

Preservation

Essential oils are sensitive to UV rays. That is why it is advised to keep them in an amber glass bottle, away from heat and light.

Contra-Indications and Precautions

Potentially allergenic. In topical application, do not use for children under 8 years. It might be  used diluted by pregnant woman after 3 months of pregnancy upon medical advice. Do not use pure essential oil on the skin or mucous membranes. Essential oils should not be applied to the eyes, around the eyes, or in the ears.


Note: It is preferable to test the essential oil before using it (two drops on the inner elbow and wait for at least 24 hours to ensure that there is no reaction).

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Native to southern Africa, the geranium is a plant that has undergone numerous hybridizations over the past centuries. Today, there are more than 600 species. The botanical name of this plant has a Greek origin "geranos" which means "Crane". The name is referred to the beak of this bird. In addition to its olfactory quality, the essential oil of rose geranium is known for its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It allows to calm rednesses. It also has regenerating properties. The essential oil of rose geranium stimulates the synthesis of collagen and helps to firm the skin. Finally, it is believed to have strengthening effects that restore shine and softness to the hair.