At All Over The Drop we love botanicals and essential oils for their amazing plant based properties and the wonderful aromas they give off, so what could be better than combining the magic of plant based goodness and essential oils with modern day science to create a botanical skincare range which will make your skin glow?
Dr. Botanicals is a range of skincare products that harness the natural healing power of plants to soften, smooth and moisturise the skin whilst leaving a beautiful scent that will lift your mood. If that wasn’t enough Dr. Botanicals skin care products are all cruelty free and Vegan, meaning you can beautify yourself with a clean conscience.
Here are some of our favourite products from the range which have been independently tried and tested by All Over The Drop.
Dr. Botanicals Neroli Rescue Hand Cream 50ml
Dr Botanicals is a brand that embodies the belief in the potent power of botanicals and their range of hand creams will not fail to impress those of us who also believe in the power of plant based magic.
Neroli is in our Top 10 list of exquisite essential oils, its fragrant aroma means it is one of the essential oils most commonly used in perfumery and it is an expensive oil due to how time consuming it is to harvest and how quickly the delicate blossoms have to be processed before they are damaged.
Dr Botanicals Neroli Rescue Hand Cream is a lightweight formulation that combines coconut oil, which is full of nourishing fatty acids and vitamin E, Sea Buckthorn fruit oil, which is rich in vitamins, antioxidants and minerals and helps to slow the ageing process, and Tiare flower extracts.
What are Tiare flowers?
Tiare flowers are the national emblem of French Polynesia and they are prized by the people of Tahiti who traditionally wear them during holidays and special ceremonies. Tiare flowers are used in Tahiti to make perfumed oil and are often mixed with rich coconut oil extracts by the local people to form skin care that is used to nourish and moisturise the skin.
Dr Botanicals have taken traditional ingredients used throughout time by the Tahitians and formulated this perfectly scented hand cream. They have packaged it in beautifully designed tubes, so you can pop a little bit of Tahitian magic in your handbag and reap the benefits while you’re on the go!
Dr. Botanicals Hemp Super Concentrated Rescue Essence Serum 30ml
There has been a Hemp revolution happening in all areas of health care recently, whether you’re a CBD oil aficionado or if you have a collection of Hemp oil products to nourish your skin, there is no getting away from the power of the Hemp plant and how it can enhance our healthcare regimes.
What are the differences between Hemp Seed oil and CBD oil?
There are differences in Hemp oil products and CBD oil despite the fact that both of these natural plant based products come from the same plant and have potent benefits. Hemp oil, which is found in Dr. Botanicals Super Concentrated Rescue Essence Serum is made from Hemp seeds, which means it doesn’t contain any Cannabidiol.
In contrast CBD oils and products are made from the leaves, flowers and stalks of the Hemp plant and this is where Cannabidiol, or CBD is found. Products that contain CBD oil are used to commonly treat pain, anxiety and epilectic seizures amongst many other ailments.
How to use Dr. Botanicals Hemp face serum?
Hemp Super Concentrated Rescue Essence Serum is a lightweight formula that can be used on its own, or as a base to your moisturiser. It comprises the natural ingredients of essential fatty acids, Vitamins A, D and E and minerals that protect the skin from free radical damage and help to smooth and hydrate the skin. These ingredients are combined with Glycerin, which is great for oily skin and helps to treat fine lines and wrinkles, as well as more difficult skin conditions such as acne.
This is a fantastic product that can really improve skin tone with regular use. Our top tip is to use this product every morning and evening underneath your regular moisturiser.
For even better results use it in conjunction with a Hemp based facial moisturiser like:
Dr. Botanicals Hemp Infused Natural Nutrition Moisturiser 50ml
This day time moisturiser is infused with Cocoa Butter and will protect, nourish and hydrate the skin for a smooth looking complexion.
At night time use Dr. Botanicals Hemp Stress Relaxing Antioxidant Night Moisturiser after applying the face serum to rejuvenate your skin while you sleep.
Dr. Botanicals Hemp Stress Relaxing Antioxidant Night Moisturiser
Dr. Botanicals Japanese Orange Revive & Invigorate Shea Butter 100ml
This rich and creamy body cream incorporates Japanese orange, Shea Butter and Seabuckthorn Fruit Oil to leave skin feeling soft and hydrated.
What is Japanese Orange?
Japanese oranges or Mikan as they are known in Japan are very similar to satsumas and tangerines. They have detoxifying and anti-ageing properties and a sweet, citrus fragrance.
This exotic ingredient combines perfectly with Shea Butter and Sea Buckthorn plant oil to produce the skin illuminating properties that are found in Dr. Botanicals Japanese Orange Revive & Invigorate Shea Butter body cream.
What is Shea Butter?
Shea butter comes from the nut of the Shea Tree which is native to the continent of Africa and Shea Butter has been in production in Africa from at least the 14th century. Shea butter is a rich moisturiser that absorbs easily into the skin. It is full of vitamins, including vitamin A, F and E.
How can Vitamin A help skin?
Vitamin A can help to prevent prevent breakouts and if you have already had a breakout it helps to speed up healing which is great for skin that is prone to blemishes. Vitamin A will keep the dermis and eperdermis healthy so is a must have for beautiful skin.
How can Vitamin F improve the skin?
Vitamin F is an essential fatty acid from the omega-6 family. It is rare that people have a deficiency in Vitamin F as it is in many of the foods that we eat like vegetable oils, seeds, nuts and soybeans, however dry inflamed skin could be a sign that you are lacking in this essential vitamin. Vitamin F is a beneficial ingredient in skin care like Dr Botonicals Japanese Orange Revive & Invigorate Shea butter, because it helps to keep skin hydrated and smooth while helping to ward off infections and irritants.
Why is Vitamin E good for skin?
Vitamin E absorbs easily into the skin, and that’s a great thing for those of us who want to maintain our skin health. You can get Vitamin E from eating foods rich in this vitamin such as nuts, seeds and avocados. This will help maintain your skin from the outside in and can be further complimented by using skincare products which are rich in this amazing Vitamin. Vitamin E formulated creams can help increase the amount of this vitamin in our sebaceous glands and is great for anti ageing, maintaining elasticity and your skins natural glow.
How can Sea Buckthorn Fruit oil improve skin?
The Sea buckthorn plant is unique as there are very few other plants that contain as many fatty acids as this plant naturally does. Although this might be an ingredient many of us are not familiar with it has been used for centuries in both Indian and Chinese traditional medicines. When infused in skincare the properties of Sea Buckthorn fruit oils can be attributed to promoting skin hydration and for calming irritated or sensitive skin.
At All Over The Drop we love the way that Dr. Botanicals have infused so much plant based goodness into their skincare range and the beautifying effects the range has had on our skin.