When it comes to using botanical ingredients and natural formulations, This Works is one of the leading brands.
With blended essential oils and a holistic approach to beauty at the heart of the brand, each product possesses special benefits to help combat skin, hair and mood concerns.
What are Botanical Ingredients?
Botanical ingredients are natural ingredients, derived from plants, flowers and herbs. As they come straight from the Earth, they have a high concentration of essential oils that can help reduce anxiety and stress, and soothe stressed out complexions.
They are used in skincare products to help combat dulling and fatigued skin types, and lifestyle products such as pillow sprays, to help reduce tension and help you drift off into a peaceful sleep.
We have teamed up with This Works to find out more about botanical ingredients, and how they can benefit both your skin and mood.
Lavender is one of the most widely-used botanical ingredients thanks to its calming and soothing properties. It contains high concentrations of both Linalyl Acetate and Linalool, which absorb into the bloodstream at an incredibly quick rate and have a mild sedative effect. This helps to reduce stress, tension and anxiety, so you have a more peaceful night's sleep.
We love the This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray, which contains a blend of Lavender, Vetivert and Wild Chamomile to help you sleep better. Just a couple of spritzes on your pillow and the gentle scent of Lavender helps you immediately relax.
Geranium Oil helps to balance your nervous system and regulate your mood levels, so you feel positive and energetic. Its naturally uplifting scent helps to reduce anxiety, emotional stress and hormonal irregularities, making it a great essential oil to use when you are feeling a little low during a certain time of the month.
The This Works Energy Bank Breathe In is a portable rollerball you can keep in your handbag to help give you a burst of energy when you need it the most. It contains a blend of Geranium, Bergamot and Rosemary, which when rolled onto pulse points helps to improve your mood and leave you feeling more positive.
Damask Rose, or indeed any rose essential oil for that matter has soothing properties on the skin. Traditionally, rose was considered to be an incredibly beautifying ingredient, and that's not changed over the years. Rose helps to calm irritated skin, healing cuts and scars to leave you with an even and flawless finish, It also helps to balance out your skin's natural PH, rejuvenating and renewing stressed out complexions.
The This Works Skin Deep Beauty Oil that works to restore dehydrated skin to leave it soft, nourished and conditioned. Pop onto any dry areas of skin on your body, or onto pulse points as the rose gives the oil the most beautiful and delicate fragrance.
Vetivert is a naturally moisturising ingredient, helping to repair dry and dehydrated skin and keep it protected from flaking and itchiness. As it's super conditioning, it also helps to shield your skin from environmental aggressors, making it ideal to help your skin repair and regenerate as you sleep.
The This Works Deep Sleep Body Therapy contains a blend of Vetivert, Lavender and Chamomile to soothe the skin and calm down any inflammation, all while helping to keep it hydrated and protected as you sleep.
Ylang Ylang is a naturally relaxing botanical ingredient that helps to comfort and soothe thanks to its therapeutic scent. It can help to relieve sadness, anxiety and tension to leave you feeling a lot calmer and ready take on the day, which is why we would love to use it in the morning for an energy boost.
The This Works Energy Bank Shower Gel is great to use when your body and mind need a little wake me up. Formulated with Ylang Ylang, Geranium and Rosemary, the shower gel helps to nourish your skin and give it an energetic pick up to start your day the right way.
Evening Primrose Oil
Evening Primrose Oil has long been hailed for its ability to treat a number of hormonal imbalances. When taken internally, it is believed to help regulate hormones and help with your skin, mood and overall energy levels. In skincare, Evening Primrose Oil helps to keep skin smooth and supple thanks to its high Omega Fatty Acids and Vitamin E content, working to restore lost hydration and moisture.
The This Works Skin Deep Dry Leg Oil is a super moisturising yet lightweight oil that helps to get your legs looking lovely and hydrated, thanks to its blend of Evening Primrose Oil. We can often forget to moisturise our legs, but with the warmer months fast approaching, it's absolutely imperative to keeping them healthy
Bergamot is a naturally antibacterial botanical ingredient, and helps to reduce the number of germs and bacteria on the skin. It also helps to reduce the chance of infection and keeps your skin healthy so it repairs and heals itself with minimal scarring. This is why we love the In Transit collection from This Works, which is your travelling first aid skincare kit.
The This Works In Transit Balancing Body Lotion is enriched with Bergamot and Lime to help keep your skin protected and soothed when it feels a little sore or dehydrated. It's a great one to use if you have fallen over and need to help repair and heal cuts and scrapes.
Patchouli is brilliant for soothing irritation and inflammation on the skin, thanks to its calming and redness reducing properties. This is why we love it in This Works's Stress Check range, which specially targets stressed out skin types, which can be characterised by inflammation and redness.
The This Works Stress Check Face Oil contains Patchouli and Chamomile to soothe and calm, while Vitamins C and E provide a burst of energy and hydration to keep your complexion moisturised, glowing and healthy.