Reine contains four essential oils: Cistus, Helichrysum, Carrot Seed, and Rose Geranium. These four were hand-picked to complement each other and the other ingredients in the oil. Let’s look into each of them.
Cistus is an often overlooked, but wonderful, essential oil. It comes from flowering shrubs (in the rockrose family of Cistaceae) found on dry or rocky soils throughout the Mediterranean region, and has a soft fruity scent with overtones of honey. Cistus is known for its wound treating abilities: it stimulates the regeneration of cells to rapidly stop the bleeding from a fresh wound and fade the appearance of marks and spots. This makes it great for treating skin that has suffered from wound damage or skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema. Its antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties also help clear wounds of any harmful microbes and prevent infection, making it beneficial for acne. It also has astringent properties, good for oily skin. This means cistus can regulate sebum production, clear breakouts, and tighten the complexion to minimize fine lines and wrinkles.
Helichrysum is another flowering plant with sweet earthy tones. This essential oil does it all: it has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antimicrobial, antifungal, and antibacterial properties. This makes helichrysum great for reducing irritation, redness, and unwanted bumps or inflamed areas. This oil is amazing for soothing and providing relief.
Carrot seed oil adds complexity to the Reine’s aroma with its herbaceous, mildly spicy, and slightly sweet scent. It also helps kill fungi and bacteria, furthering Reine’s antimicrobial abilities to fight acne and maintain healthy skin. It also has an abundance of natural antioxidants, which protect against free radicals that can cause oxidative stress, cell damage, and dull or damaged skin. This oil also has an SPF of around 40 (although we do not recommend using Reine on its own as a sunscreen on its own).
Lastly, rose geranium tops off the combination of floral, sweet, and herbaceous aromas. Rose geranium is great for balancing oily or congested skin and helping heal skin conditions such as eczema or dermatitis. Its tightening effect can reduce the appearance of wrinkles while its anti-inflammatory properties keep redness and puffiness away for smooth, supple skin. Rose geranium is overall very soothing for your skin and can also improve your mood since it’s soft aroma has been known to ease stress and depression.
The combination of these essential oils build Reine’s sweet herbal scent while contributing a variety of wonderful skin enhancing benefits. If you love the scents and the healing powers of essential oils, Reine is for you!