The Beauty Glossary: Iris and its Skincare Benefits

The Beauty Glossary: Iris and its Skincare Benefits

2017 has already seen a host of exciting and innovative ingredients hit the skincare market with promises to rejuvenate your complexion and give you gorgeously healthy skin.

One ingredient that isn’t brand new but hasn’t yet been explored in detail is the humble Iris. A winter flower, Iris packs an almighty punch when it comes to skincare and is definitely one to keep on your radar for the New Year.

What is Iris?

Iris is a flowering plant that is commonly used in skincare thanks to its anti-ageing abilities. It comes in two different forms: Florentina Extract and Orris Root.

What does Iris do for the Skin?

Both the extract and root of can help to encourage the skin to stay active and reduce internal damage that could lead to fine lines and wrinkles. It is a great natural alternative to use in place of chemical anti-ageing ingredients, as it can help to nourish and condition the skin, leaving you with a plumper and more radiant complexion.

Where can I find Iris in Skincare?

Iris is becoming an increasingly popular ingredient in skincare, but these three classic products will always stand the test of time.

  • Decléor Aromessence Iris Concentrate – This lightweight skin elixir contains Iris to energise, hydrate and keep the skin glowing.
  • Elemis Pro-Definition Day Cream – Free from chemical nasties, this anti-ageing moisturiser helps to stimulate collagen production and nourish the skin to improve elasticity.
  • Weleda Iris Hydrating Night Cream – This moisturiser contains Iris Root that helps to stimulate Keratin production, which can help keep your skin protected from the sun.



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I am a big believer in the idea that beautiful Make Up begins with a superb skincare regime. I like to enhance my natural beauty rather than cover up and I am always on the lookout for great products which really work. When I am not writing about all things beauty, I like to do Yoga and I make an amazing brownie. It is all about balance!