INGREDIENT

Violet Leaf Absolute

Viola odorata

Grassy and floral
22
Products with this ingredient

Viola odorata may be otherwise known as the common violet, but don’t let that fool you - its effects can be extraordinary. While the leaf absolute is best known for its use in perfumery, its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties make it an ideal addition to skincare products.

Description

Description

Better known for its delicate, sweet-smelling flowers, Viola odorata is cultivated mainly for its leaves. They possess a leafy, herbal fragrance, distinct from that of the flowers, lending to their extensive use in perfumery. This scent has also demonstrated a mild sedative effect, making a sniff before bedtime a wise investment.

Beyond its lovely fragrance, violet leaf absolute possesses some useful benefits for the skin. The leaves are nutrient-rich, being an excellent source of magnesium - which is itself an important component of our body’s metabolic system. They are also full of flavonoids (useful compounds to calm inflammation), and studies have shown them to have significant antibacterial and antifungal properties. These work together to leave the skin soothed and cleansed.

Violet Leaf Absolute can be found in these products
22
Products with this ingredient
Violet Leaf Absolute can be found in these products
Shampoo
Brightens and softens
£7.00
100g
Gone, not forgotten
Conditioner
Put your hair on the road to recovery
£8.00
100g
Face And Body Scrub
Scrub and soften
£11.00
Original / 120g
Moisturiser
Harmonious and happy
£38.00
45g