mist the skin with the penetrating power of pure plant hydrosols and whole essential oils to tone and balance stressed skin. hydrosols are concentrated flower water extracted through steam-distillation. this nutrient rich water is the very essence of the living plant. throughout the distillation process water heating into steam produces high levels of negative ions, aromatic essences and potent plant acids. this combination is mildly astringent and anti-inflammatory. rich in antioxidants and vitamin c, this calming hydrosol blend of rose damascena and revitalizing lavender, refreshes and protects the skin to encourage cellular renewal. combined with revitalizing birch whole essential oil that works to relax muscles and reduce inflammation. together these refreshing botanicals create a feeling of radiant elation and optimal health.
self care: a hydrosol toner offers gentle and replenishing benefits without irritation. toning the skin helps to balance the complexion and improves moisture penetration.
tip: store in the refrigerator for an extra boost of refreshment. mist onto a cotton pad and blot over the face for instant toning benefits. ease into relaxation by applying to a hot towel and compressing over the face.
skin type: best suited to balance all skin types. apply daily as a toner and mist to refresh anytime. especially beneficial when traveling.
origin: in finland the sauna is a place to cleanse the mind, rejuvenate the spirit and restore good health. at the essence of sauna culture is löyly, meaning spirit of life. löyly refers to the vapor that is released when water is poured over the hot stones of the sauna. the release of löyly steam produces an abundance of negative ions. it is highly beneficial to breathe in negative ions to promote alpha brain waves, improve awareness and reduce anxiety, creating a feeling of joy. in nature, this positive calming effect can be felt near a roaring fire or the pounding waves of ocean surf. the mood enhancing effects of negative ions can be felt at home with a boosting spritz of vita mist and in a steaming hot shower. "negative ions increase the flow of oxygen to the brain; resulting in higher alertness, decreased drowsiness, and more mental energy." - pierce j. howard, phd, author of the owners manual for the brain: everyday applications from mind brain research and director of research at the center for applied cognitive sciences in charlotte, n.c. "pre-clinical work has established the beneficial effectiveness of negative ions in healing skin conditions. studies of the bacterial killing action of negative ions has been published in science and nature magazine." - beyond prozac: antidotes for modern times, michael j. norden, psychiatrist and clinical associate professor at the university of washington.
this is the fourth step. tone, oxygenate, and revitalize to bring radiant health and longevity.