Sowing the Seeds of Beauty:6 products to grow a natural beauty routine

Posted by Ellen on Mon, 09/22/2014 - 12:00 AM

You’ve got to sow a few seeds if you want to grow a fruitful beauty routine.

Whether you’re looking to buff away dry skin, de-shine your complexion, or strengthen your tresses the seeds found in these 6 products will take root and release an array of natural beauty benefits.

But like any good gardener will tell you, you’ve got to attend to your seeds. So in other words, with regular use you’ll see the results bloom into something beautiful.


Poppy Seed
Poppy seeds have long been used as a folk remedy to aid sleeping, promote fertility and wealth, and to even provide supposed magical powers of invisibility; which now that we think of it, Eminence Pear & Poppy Seed Microderm Polisher  kind of does just that -- you know, has the power to abracadabra blemishes essentially invisible. While the cleanser relies on poppy seeds to gently exfoliate; ingredients such as pear replenishes the skin with bioflavonoids, green apple with vitamin C, and fine walnut with vitamin E. Perfect for all skin types including dry, uneven and congested.

Cranberry Seed
Cranberries -- those tart little fruits that grow on low, creeping shrubs with slender, wiry stems or vines -- are Mother Nature’s personal remedy for dry, irritated skin. Now, we’re not exactly talking about the fleshy part of this superfruit, we’re digging deeper down to the seed, which contains a potent oil actually found in   Cowshed Cranberry Seed Rejuvenating Facial Oil. Cranberry seed oil, packed with omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids and powerful anti-oxidants firms the skin, while deeply moisturising. It not only contributes to the lipid barrier protection of the skin, but other ingredients such as rose absolute and neroli essential oil soften fine lines. Perfect for dry skin types.

Coriander Seed
Coriander grows wild over a wide area of the Near East and Southern Europe. The nutritional profile of coriander seeds is different from the coriander plant’s fresh stems and leaves; the seeds providing significant amounts of calcium, selenium, iron, magnesium and manganese, all of which have been infused into Aesop Coriander Seed Body Cleanser. This low-foaming gel cleanser – noted for its warm, unorthodox scent derived from the oils of crushed Coriander Seeds (think, nutty, spicy, citrusy) and Black Peppercorns – seriously refreshes the skin acting as a natural anti-inflammatory soothing irritated areas while moisturizing and nourishing others. Perfect for all skin types.

Grape Seed
The grape is eaten fresh, processed to make wine, dried to produce raisins, and de-seeded to create moisture-rich complexions. The seeds of grapes are pressed to release a light, thin oil, known as grape seed oil, which contains revitalizing linoleic acid. Crabtree & Evelyn Pomegranate, Argan & Grapeseed Body Cream  is not only formulated with this antioxidant-rich oil, but also moisturising almond, shea butter and pistachio oils. Delivering deep hydration and a splash of pomegranate, citrus and fig leaf fragrance, this body cream is perfect for extra-dry areas along the arms, legs, and torso; as well as all skin types.

Sunflower Seed
The sunflower seed, you know, the fruit of the sunflower, is packed with monounsaturated, saturated, and polyunsaturated fats. These hair-friendly fats are typically extracted from the seed as oils, which are then infused into products such as Rusk Sensories Moist Sunflower and Apricot Extract Shampoo and Conditioner. All Sensories products feature Compressed Formula Technology. CFT enhances and expands the user's sensory experience. Formulated with vitamin-enriched sunflower extract to condition hair, and apricot extract to moisturize and lubricate, this shampoo and conditioner team awakens the senses while gently cleansing and reviving dry, thirsty hair. The conditioner, specifically, contains protective sunscreens, antistatic agents, strengthening proteins, honey and bodifying vitamins.

Flax Seed
Flax was first domesticated in the Fertile Crescent region during the Neolithic Revolution and is one of the oldest fiber crops in the world. So yeah, a really long time ago. Since then however, brands like Aveda have taken note of the omega 3 make up of the flax seed and incorporated it into their products, including Aveda Flax Seed Aloe Strong Hold Sculpturing Gel. Flax oil from the seed, mixed with pure aloe gel, adds strong hold, volume and shine to medium to coarse hair.