A Poetic Experience: Osmanthus Fragrans 桂花

Osmanthus fragrans, or, Gui Hua 桂花, is a beloved ingredient in 5YINA formulation that is rich in antioxidants and provides a wealth of skin benefits. The delicate blossoms illuminate the skin, radiating youth and beauty from within. 

Originating from an evergreen native to east Asia, Osmanthus fragrans dates back to traditional chinese medicine practices. At the height of its blooming season, the delicate flowers are fragrant and captivating. The rich, honey sweet and fruity scent profile provides a natural fragrance and has been embraced in skin treatments for its potent properties. 

Seasonal Skin Benefits

Osmanthus flowers are rich in niacinamide and antioxidants and help improve skin elasticity, address pigmentation and rejuvenate skin.

Throughout the gentle days of spring, mother nature reawakens and the weather grows warmer. But with the rapid climate change also comes a change in the balance of our skin, which may become sensitive. The medicinal properties of osmanthus help to protect and soothe the skin.

With summer comes another new season as the subtle warmth of spring transforms into heat. While the radiance of summer brings joyous energy, time in the sun can also inflame our skin and cause hyperpigmentation. Wildcrafted osmanthus flowers can treat hyperpigmentation and balance the skin. 

As the weather grows colder and the leaves begin to fall, autumn arrives. While there is much to celebrate in this season of harvest, we must also remember to prepare our skin for the colder weather. The potent osmanthus blossoms strengthen the skin and improve elasticity, bringing suppleness to the skin and preparing it for the winter.

When the crisp air of winter arrives, the weather becomes colder and we bundle up at home to rest and restore our energy. But with the shorter days and longer nights, our skin can become dull and uneven. Osmanthus flowers formulated into a light and natural oil can strengthen the skin and illuminate the complexion.

Grace Beauty Oil

Formulated with wildcrafted osmanthus flowers, Grace Beauty Oil gently and effortlessly protects and adds suppleness to the skin. Infused with healing properties, the oil works to improve elasticity and target uneven skin tone and dullness. 

To start your day, stimulate and nourish the skin through a facial oil massage and finish up with sunscreen to protect the skin from harsh UV rays, no matter the season. Before you rest and give the skin time to regenerate and heal, warm the oil in the palm of your hands and gently massage your face for about 30 seconds.

The delicate yet rich osmanthus flower will aid in transitioning between seasons, leaving the skin looking bright and healthy. 

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