binomial name: hibiscus tiliaceus
this crimson-colored blossom is a product of the tropics, used in bathing rituals all over the world for its soothing effects and medicinal benefits. it was often used in ayurvedic medicine, meaning "the knowledge for long life" in the hindu system of traditional medicine native to India.
benefit: the herbal extract is beneficial for softening the skin as it works as a natural emollient. rich in amino acids and antioxidants, it firms and lifts the skin naturally, and is also used to complement anti-aging and oil-control treatments. high in vitamin c, it stimulates cell renewal and gently exfoliates dead skin, improving the skin’s texture and retaining moisture. historically, the flower was brewed for hair oils, treating dandruff and strengthening brittle hair.
The following products contain hibiscus extract: