Lavender: the resurgence of a staple beauty ingredient

Words by
Sphere Life

19th April 2018

Aromatic lavender has long been used in beauty products. Soothing and healing it is now the beauty ingredient du jour, seen in everything from perfume to face oil

Used since ancient times, lavender is cherished as much for its medicinal properties as for its heady perfume. And though using the purple flower in beauty products is nothing new, it has become the wellness ingredient du jour this spring — used in facial oils, soaps and perfumes — with its soothing, healing and aromatic qualities. 

Rodin Lavender Absolute luxury face oil, £105, libertylondon.com

Creed Aberdeen Lavender perfume, £190, creedfragrances.co.uk

Floris London Lavender Mint room fragrance, £25, florislondon.com

Byredo Mister Marvellous eau de parfum, £105, harrods.com

MAC Cosmetics Prep + Prime Fix + in lavender, £18, maccosmetics.co.uk

Phillip B Lavender hand wash, £32, net-a-porter.com

D. R. Harris Lavender water, £32, drharris.co.uk