Who knew the sweet squidgy treat Marshmallow is a treat of an ingredient for the skin.While it’s great when its toasted on the campfire it’s also bursting with beauty ingredients for sensitive skin. Marshmallow is a plant and its extracts has been used for centuries for its medicinal and beauty properties. There is more to this sweet treat than you think.
The power plant has been used to treat skin burns, insect bites and to heal wounds in traditional medicine. Marshmallow has soothing abilities to calm and soothe the skin. The secrets of the Marshmallows healing powers date back to being used since the 11th century. It’s effective at stimulating tissue regeneration, and its history of soothing means it’s safe for the most fragile sensitive skin. It has even been given to babies for them to chew the root while teething, as it helps to sooth swollen gums and swelling. Skin as soft as a baby here we come!
If you are prone to sensitivity, inflammation and irritation then Marshmallow powered products are the one for you. Look for product formulas rich in Marshmallow extract as it helps to heal sore, and skin in need of some TLC as well as shielding them from further irritation. We have picked our six top picks of the skincare wonder for each skincare step.
FRANK BODY Creamy Face Cleanser 100ml, £16
A key cleanser is one of the most important steps in having great skin. This Aussie brand cleanser is one of those key cleansers. It’s Free from Parabens, PEGs, silicones or phthalates, and 100% cruelty-free which makes a tick on our sustainability list. Enriched with activated charcoal – a toxic trapping ingredient – and calming marshmallow, this handy first step in your beauty routine makes sure your complexion is deeply refreshed and nourished. Use morning and evening.
Step 2- Day Cream
Dr Hauschka Rose Day Cream Light, £30.50
A power duo of rose and Marshmallow extract makes this the essential moisture to the skin. A lightweight formula to help nourish, hydrate, and protect the skin to create a balanced complexion. This ideal all day is perfect for sensitive, normal, dry and irritated skin making it a must have for everyone.
Step 3 – Toner
Clarins Extra Comfort Toning Lotion, £21
A Soothing toner with comforting Linden, Sweet Almond, Marshmallow and Mango. This toner leaves skin moist, toned, clarified and perfectly refreshed. Suitable for Dry or sensitive skin. This gives a glow with renewed radiance and clarity. Use morning and evening before applying facial serum.
Step 4 – Serum
Green People Scent Free Hydrating Calming Serum, £20
A sensitive suffer must have product. Marshmallow and chamomile working together to help calm the skin. Aloe Vera and seaweed to hydrate and heal the skin. Use this serum morning and night before applying cream or facial oil.
Step 5- Night Cleanser
SISLEY, Tropical resins gentle cleansing gel 120ml, £65.00
Remember at night to double cleanse to ensure all make up and impurities are removed. Good enough for royalty. This cleanser contains Incense and Myrrh, as well as Benzoin extract to purify the skin. This product is a sell out so remember to get your hands on it quick!
Step 6- Facial Oil
Lyonsleaf Marshmallow Soften and Rejuvenate Facial Oil, £17.99
Apply a small amount of facial oil at night instead of night cream. Marshmallow is the star ingredient of this product with 50% of the product being Marshmallow. It’s also a wonder product to repair chapped heels, elbows or hands damaged by water or gardening, also bursting with vitamins and beneficial ingredients. The oil is scented with a light woody floral scent from the essential oils and rose flower extract. If you aren’t a fan of scented product’s an unscented version is available.
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