NATURAL BEAUTY PRODUCTS FOR THE FLORAL-OBSESSED.
By Hannah McKennett
Gone are the days of protesting with flowers in our hair—now we’re fighting the patriarchy with flowers on our faces.
Thanks to the trend of natural beauty that has risen in the past couple of years, the diverse and magical uses of the rose have become widespread knowledge: rose water, rose hip essential oil, rose petal bath bombs, and rose-infused face masks, to name a few. While Emma Watson’s Belle would approve, most of the garden is being left unused, and it has some serious benefits that we should be taking advantage of.
To get the complete “just bathed in a stream then ran through a field of flowers to dry off” look, try some of these blossoming organic products.
Flowers are seriously flaunting their power with this lip stain that is almost too beautiful to be used. The clear tube of balm displays a real chrysanthemum—pink, blue, or purple—and reacts to your skin’s pH levels when applied, giving you your own customized, and always flattering, pink lip. It’s just natural enough to feel pure and classic, while also supplying you with your daily boost of magic. Infuse millennial pink with the flower power it deserves.
When you live in a city like Boston (and are tired of decorating your windowsill with all of the potted plants that you’ve killed), a beauty collection that resembles a garden is everything you’ve been looking for. This delicate body oil is here to replace your dead succulents with its hydrating formula that is infused with actual blooming flowers. The Lavender Lune No. 8 blend has sprigs of lavender flowers floating in its minimalist glass bottle, while the Rise + Shine blend features vibrant yellow and orange calendula flowers. Your windowsill has never been so beautiful, or so practical.
The up and coming natural beauty brand Zuii Organic is bringing the phrase rosy cheeks to life, literally. Their organic blush is inspired by the glamour of diamonds but made with the effortlessness of flowers. Using jasmine buds, chamomile flowers, and rose petals for their abilities to soothe and nourish the skin, this blush gives off serious “Malibu” vibes. Your cheeks will be sparkling and blooming at the same time, and a natural flush never looked so fresh.
Lush is the first brand to come to mind when you hear the term natural beauty, and what would Lush be without its bath bombs? You’re probably already familiar with the Tisty Tosty, which perfected the romantic rose-buds in the bath experience, but we’re raving about the on-trend yellow Cheer Up Buttercup. As if bathing in fizzing sunshine wasn’t enough, Lush added blue cornflowers to this bomb that delightfully move and float across the water. Close you’re eyes and you’ll too be floating among the flowers in the warm, happy sun.
We all know that achieving the “natural” look actually requires a lot of effort. But we also believe that using flowers in every step of the process makes all that effort justifiably natural. Milk Makeup is here to help. They’ve already made a name for themselves with their multi-use vegan products and futuristic packaging, but they’ve taken their Flex Concealer to the next level. This full-coverage concealer is infused with chamomile and blue lotus, so you can achieve “naturally flawless” skin with the help of the most natural ingredients. The flowers work to reduce redness and moisturize your skin, making natural beauty easier than ever.
Let your fingernails see the light with this non-toxic nail polish remover that is, you guessed it, infused with colorful dried flowers. Throw out that bitter acetone remover and replace it with this organic formula made with plant-based ingredients and lavender oil (I’m looking at you, nail-biters). Thanks to this remover, you can confidently show off your glowing nails au natural, or give freshly paint them with a crisp Autumnal red. It’s natural, it’s a perfect addition to your growing beauty garden, and it’s proof that flowers really do help with anything.
Zuii makes an appearance on this list twice because they are somehow able to cover all the bases in flower-infused beauty regimens. Each of their organic eyeshadow palettes come with two pigmented shades, and there’s eight different couplings to choose from, including greens, blues, and purples. Each color is made from a blend of rose, chamomile, and jasmine powders, but Zuii doesn’t stop there—these powders are also enriched with natural vitamins and minerals, so you can wear the flowers and soak up their benefits, too. And, with these pops of color as bright as the blooming flowers themselves, Zuii is proving that natural beauty doesn’t have to be boring.
Flower children, unite with this beauty trend that will make you bloom even during the harshest days of Boston’s winter. Now your beauty can be just as organic, cruelty-free, and full of life as you are.