With its soft white petals that delicately float in the water, the white water lily is arguably one of the prettiest flowers around. As lovely as it is to look at, though, this perennial is also a powerhouse when it comes to skincare. With expert help, we’re outlining all the amazing skincare benefits of white water lily extract, which you’ll be happy to hear is a star ingredient in our new, ORIGINAL Liquid Mineral Concealer.
White Water Lily Extract Skincare Benefits
A few different species of water lily exist, but the most common is the white water lily. Also referred to as the Nymphaea alba flower, has been noted for its impressive skincare benefits. Typically, the flower extract is created from the bulb, stem, and root of the plant.
So how does it help your skin? First, existing research has found that this plant extract is chock-full of powerful antioxidants, which help defend against oxidative stress and damage to the skin; this in turn can help skin look and feel healthier, younger and more vibrant. The better protected your skin is against environmental stressors, the longer it’ll appear youthful.
“White water lily extract can provide a conditioning and moisturizing effect to your skin, helping it stay plump, hydrated and smooth,” says Sarah Akram, a celebrity esthetician based in Virginia.
Who Should Use White Water Lily Extract in Skincare?
Given these qualities, white water lily extract can help many different skin types. Akram notes that it can bring hydration to dry skin, and that it can soothe irritated, sensitive or acne-prone skin. Additionally, white water lily extract is naturally derived, making it an excellent choice for those who prioritize natural ingredients in their skincare products. If you share any of the above needs or concerns, then it is definitely worth giving this pretty white flower a try.
Try It Yourself: ORIGINAL Liquid Mineral Concealer
As mentioned above, you’ll find this soothing, hydrating hero in the new ORIGINAL Liquid Mineral Concealer, a truly next-generation product inspired by our iconic loose mineral foundation.
Available in 12 shades, it boasts a 90% naturally derived ingredient list and has been dermatologist and ophthalmologist tested. This multi-tasking, creamy concealer is also non-comedogenic, meaning it won’t clog your pores or contribute to breakouts.
In addition to white water lily extract — which works to soothe and hydrate your skin — it contains mineral coated pearls to diffuse the look of dark circles and other imperfections. After putting the product to the test via independent studies, 100% of participants agreed that it instantly concealed the appearance of skin imperfections and that it felt lightweight on their skin*. Also, 90% agreed that it instantly brightened their eye area*, and 83% agreed it left their undereye skin looking smoother over time**.
Now that you know all about this white water lily extract and its skincare benefits, it’s just a matter of trying it out for yourself to enjoy both the immediate and long term benefits.
*Based on a 1-week independent U.S. consumer study of 31 people
**Based on a 1-week independent Canadian consumer study of 30 people