What is Vetiver?
Vetiver is a tall grass with aromatic compounds; it originated in the southern part of India. The grass thrives even in scorching heat and has been considered medicinal for centuries.
The pleasant aroma of the Vetiver plant is not only good for the mind, but also for the body? Vetiver is widely praised for its calming and cooling properties. It also has a natural affinity with the skin, making it a sought-after ingredient in cosmetic preparations.
Vetiver, better known as khus in Ayurveda, is used for various purposes, especially on the Indian subcontinent. The healing properties of this medicinal grass make it a one-stop solution for many of your skin problems.
Now, let’s go into more detail about what Vetiver is, what benefits it offers and how you could incorporate it into your skin routine.
Top 5 benefits of Vetiver for your skin
If you look at all the benefits Vetiver has for the skin, its cosmetic importance is rather underestimated. A natural cooling, toning and moisturising agent, Vetiver is a boon for your skin. Now let’s look at the benefits of using Vetiver for your skin.
1. Hydrates and moisturises the skin
Vetiver can retain water as it has a high water retention capacity. It hydrates the skin without forming a greasy layer.
A well-hydrated skin is the key to preventing dry or flaky skin. Vetiver also modulates sebum production, keeping the skin’s oil content in balance, depending on your skin type. It reveals a natural glow and promotes healthy skin.
2. Balances the skin’s PH and evens out skin tone
The natural pH level of our skin is constantly altered by exposure to dust and pollution. Vetiver plays an important role in restoring the skin’s natural pH level. It protects the acid mantle that is present on the skin. This acid mantle helps fight off unwanted environmental influences, bacteria or allergens.
Vetiver is also known for its smoothing effect on discoloured and rough skin. It reduces the appearance of spots or scars caused by acne, pimples, and thus promotes flawless clear skin. It nourishes the skin cells and stimulates the skin’s regeneration process. It can even stimulate the growth of new tissue.
3. Tightens skin pores and reduces oiliness
Vetiver is considered a natural tightening agent known to firm the skin. It tightens and cleanses pores and reduces the formation of blackheads. And since Vetiver can regulate the sebum production of the skin, it significantly reduces the oiliness of the skin.
4. Reduces skin inflammation
Did you know that Vetiver’s cooling properties are not limited to drinks alone, but also work for the skin? It can relieve sunburn and calm redness, as Vetiver has anti-inflammatory properties. Whether inflammation is caused by nasty acne or the summer heat, both can be reduced by using Vetiver.
It even significantly reduces the outbreak of acne and heals the skin at the same time. Unlike other products, Vetiver is gentle on the skin and is recognised as an exclusive solution, especially for sensitive skin.
5. Helps slow down the signs of ageing
Vetiver is packed with antioxidants. Therefore, it can effectively cleanse the system and eliminate toxins and other free radicals that are the usual cause of unfavourable ageing signs such as fine lines, pigmentation, discoloured skin tone, etc. It even protects the skin from aggressive environmental influences and harmful chemicals. These are some of the reasons for premature ageing of the skin. Consistent application of this ingredient can give the skin firmness, promote a youthful glow and at the same time reduce signs of skin ageing.
We used this ingredient in the Nettle Vetiver Soap.
For best results, moisten the soap and rub it several times with your hands. Then apply the soap to your skin with your hands and massage lightly with circular movements. You can also use a skin brush or a loofah sponge for this. Rinse off with warm water. Your skin is now properly cleansed. We recommend using a face oil of the Green Goddess afterwards.