Lavandula angustifolia is the botanical name for lavender, a flowering plant in the family Lamiaceae, native to the Mediterranean. Lavender is popular for its colorful flowers, its fragrance, and its ability to survive with low water consumption.
In skin care products, lavender oil offers numerous benefits due to its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antimicrobial properties. These properties make lavender oil an excellent choice for soothing and healing skin that’s irritated or reddened from the sun, insect bites, or bacteria. The antioxidant activity provided by lavender oil helps protect the skin from free radicals, the unstable molecules that contribute to the formation of premature wrinkles and fine lines on the skin.