When one thinks of lavender, it evokes various associations. Beyond its role in repelling moths from closets, lavender's enchanting purple color and its subtly soothing scent often conjure feelings of comfort and reassurance, akin to a mother's touch. There's a sense that everything will be alright, as if someone is looking out for us, offering solace with a tender kiss or a gentle gesture.
Interestingly, in Dalmatia, lavender is seen as a symbol of a motherly figure, while immortelle represents a caring father. Lavender, particularly in skincare, embodies the nurturing qualities of a mother – gentle, soothing, and reliable in addressing an array of skin issues. It calms rashes and sunburns, relieves insect bites, mitigates skin irritations, and aids in the healing of cuts and scratches.
Among the over 40 lavender species, "true lavender" or Lavandula Angustifolia (also known as Lavandula vera or L. officinalis) stands out as the most favored in cosmetics. Both floral water (hydrosol) and essential oil are derived from this lavender variety. Lavandin hydrosol (listed as INCI: Lavandula Angustifolia Flower Water) is suitable for all skin types due to its well-balanced pH, offering nurturing care for skin exposed to external elements. Its essential oil (INCI: Lavandula Angustifolia Oil) is exceptionally mild and safe, making it a valuable ingredient in treating sensitive and damaged skin. Scientific research has also revealed that true lavender essential oil possesses antispasmodic and anxiety-reducing (anxiolytic) properties.
It's often said that worries, manifested through facial tension like jaw clenching and frowning, can age a person's appearance. Thus, within Fieldgood's "ANTI AGE" cream, alongside its skin-friendly properties, the hydrosol and essential oil of true lavender are expected to bring relaxation and a sense of well-being through their delightful fragrance.