Here at Sanbe Beauty we love hydrosols. All our hydrosols are high-quality and obtained by distilling plants to extract essential oils. We rigorously select plant material that is organic and GMO-FREE. You’ve never heard of hydrosols, but would like to learn more about them and hopefully use them in your skincare routine. Read on to learn more about which hydrosol to use for your skin type.

What are hydrosols?

Hydrosols noun hy·​dro·​sol | \ ˈhī-drə-ˌsäl , -ˌsȯl \

Definition of hydrosol

Hydrosols, also known as "flower waters," are produced by distilling fresh leaves, fruits, flowers, and other plant materials. With similar properties to essential oils, these aromatic waters are much less concentrated. Their aromas are often soft and subtle when compared to their essential oil counterpart. These aromatic products usually have a scent similar to their essential oil, but also can have a greener note. This comes from the water soluble constituents in the plant material that are not present in the essential oil.

How are Hydrosols made?

Most hydrosols are made by steam distillation. In steam distillation, plant material rich in botanical extracts (leaves, buds, etc.) is placed into a steam distillery. The steam mixes with the botanicals, forming a hot herbal distillate that then rises to the top of the distillery.

Hydrosol for sensitive skin types

People with sensitive skin deal with some amount of redness. This can take the form of a red rash, red bumps, blushing and flushing, or even red dilated blood vessels. Usually, the redness will go away after removing the irritant or with minor treatment. Dry skin and sensitive skin can go hand-in-hand.

Made from organic chamomile flowers

Great for sensitive to dry skin

Your best option when it comes to sensitive skin is Chamomile hydrosol, the product to comfort sensitive skin. It's very gentle and has very handy anti-inflammatory properties.

  • Honeysuckle Hydrosol - This is an all around soothing, balancing, hydrating hydrosol.

  • Helichrysum Hydrosol - Helps to heal scar tissue and works well in a synergystic modality with Pure Essential Oils and other hydrosols. It is good for sensitive, mature, oily or congested skin and helps heal ingrown hairs. Great for bruises, and bumps.

  • Lavender Hydrosol - Great for all skin types, really! Anti Inflammatory, Calm & Soothing, toning, antiseptic, healing, astringent and rejuvenating! Great to clean cuts/scrapes.

Acne Prone & Oily Skin

While certain types of acne (such as cysts and pustules) are inflammatory, witch hazel may possible benefit noninflammatory acne (blackheads and whiteheads) too. The idea behind witch hazel for acne treatment is that it can act as an astringent by drying out your acne blemishes, much like other OTC treatments.

  • Bergamot Hydrosol - This hydrosol is very analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, anti-fungal & antibacterial.

  • Clary Sage Hydrosol - Astringent, Great for oily skin. Anti Inflammatory. Has a smell that some find not as like-able. Blended with other hydrosols the smell can be of great benefit to the emotions. It does have wonderful properties during menses.

  • Cucumber Hydrosol - Calming, Cooling, Hydrating and Anti Inflammatory.

  • Grapefruit Hydrosol - Balancing to skin. Astringent, Helps with Oil Control.

  • Juniper Hydrosol - Antibacterial, Balancing, Hydrating, Detoxifying.

  • Lemongrass Hydrosol - Balancing, This is wonderful! Just as lemongrass should be.antibacterial, anti-fungal. So very fresh and invigorating!

Hydrosol for aging & Dry skin type

Anti Inflammatory. Used for dry, mature, aging skin. Used in facial applications it is wonderfully cell rejuvenating and excellent for treating scar tissue and wrinkles. Great for eczema and psoriasis. Can be used in all facial applications such as toners, creams and spritzers!

  • Chamomile German & Roman Hydrosol - Anti Inflammatory, Anti Bacterial and Antiseptic. Very calming! Great for burns. Improves elasticity of skin, soothes red irritated skin, reduces puffiness, helps with dark circles under the eyes. It is beneficial for allergic and hypersensitive skin as well as eczema. Also great for Eczema, Psoriasis, itching, spider veins.

  • Citrus Hydrosol - Cistus Hydrosol is used for its beneficial properties which are tightening and powerful anti-aging! Used to clean wounds since its beneficial astringency and detoxifying benefits are readily available. Taunted to be a wrinkle plumper while helping to erase fine lines.

  • Fennel Hydrosol - Very calming to the tummy! Can be added to creams for dry aging skin and vaginal dryness, and used as a toner for dry skins.

  • Frankincense Hydrosol - Anti-Aging. Helps refine skin and eliminate tiny lines, Refreshing, helps with congestion, Very calming and centering! Can also help with gum/mouth infections

  • Cornflower Hydrosol - Helps tone and firm skin. Great for hydrating dry skin, Help diminish fine lines, Great for giving hair shine, Good system tonic. May be good for hot flashes, AVOID during first trimester of pregnancy due to phytohormones.

  • Rose Hydrosol - Used typically for older, mature skin types. Whether it is dry, mature or sensitive. Helps to reduce broken thread veins. Very hydrating. Is a great humectant. Mildly Astringent.

Our current in-house made hydrosols:

  • Rosemary Hydrosol - coming soon

  • Calendula Hydrosol - coming soon

  • cucumber hydrosol - coming soon

  • Chamomile Hydrosol

  • Jasmine Hydrosol - coming soon

  • Cornflower Hydrosol - coming soon

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