Ingredient Highlight: St John's Wort

Ingredient Highlight: St John's Wort

Nature has provided us with a remarkable herb that has been treasured for centuries for its numerous health benefits, including skincare. Enter St. John's Wort, a plant renowned for its therapeutic properties. Today, we will delve into the world of St. John's Wort & explore its incredible benefits when incorporated into your daily skincare routine.

What is St. John's Wort?

St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum) is a yellow-flowered perennial herb native to Europe, Asia & North Africa. It has a long history of traditional use in herbal medicine. While it is primarily known for its mood-balancing properties, this versatile herb offers a host of benefits for your skin!

Benefits of St John's Wart:

  1. Natural Anti-Inflammatory & Antioxidant Properties: St. John's Wort contains potent anti-inflammatory compounds & antioxidants, such as flavonoids & hypericin. These substances help calm inflammation, reduce redness & soothe irritated skin. Incorporating skincare products containing St. John's Wort can be particularly beneficial for those with sensitive or reactive skin, as it aids in restoring balance & promoting a calmer complexion.

  2. Promotes Skin Healing & Regeneration: Another remarkable benefit of St. John's Wort is its ability to support skin healing & regeneration. It aids in the formation of new skin cells & can help minimise the appearance of scars, burns & blemishes. This makes it a valuable ingredient for those seeking to rejuvenate their skin & reduce the signs of ageing.

  3. Helps Combat Acne & Blemishes: Acne & blemishes can be a source of frustration for many individuals. St. John's Wort possesses antibacterial properties that can help fight the bacteria responsible for acne breakouts. Additionally, its anti-inflammatory effects can reduce the redness & swelling associated with acne. Regular use of St. John's Wort-based skincare products may assist in achieving clearer, healthier-looking skin.

  4. Moisturises & Nourishes the Skin: Dry & dehydrated skin can feel uncomfortable & look dull. St. John's Wort oil, derived from the plant's flowers, is known for its moisturising & nourishing properties. It helps replenish the skin's natural moisture barrier, leaving it supple, soft & hydrated. Incorporating St. John's Wort-infused products into your skincare routine can be especially beneficial during colder months or for those with naturally dry skin.

  5. Supports a Healthy Complexion: St. John's Wort aids in regulating sebum production, making it an excellent addition to skincare routines for those with oily or combination skin. By controlling excess oiliness, it can contribute to a more balanced complexion & minimise the appearance of shine.

How does Hark & Zander utilise this stand-out ingredient?

We love St John's Wort for its incredible skin helping properties! We have incorporated it into the formulation for our HempBright Face the Day Crème which is packed with a number of incredible active botanicals and anti-oxidants for your glowiest skin yet!

Nature has blessed us with numerous botanical treasures & St. John's Wort stands out as a powerful ally in skincare! Its natural anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and moisturising properties make it a valuable ingredient for maintaining healthy, radiant skin. From soothing irritation to promoting skin healing & regulating sebum production, St. John's Wort offers a range of benefits for various skin concerns. Embrace the beauty of this herbal gem & let St. John's Wort enhance your skincare routine, revealing your skin's natural glow.

If you would like to read more about the incredible ingredients in the H&Z skincare formulas, check out our most recent post on the benefits of Grapefruit Peel Oil!