Chemical components like silicone, parabens and preservatives harm our health and well-being. They can be allergenic or even carcinogenic. However, they are still found in many hygiene, beauty and well-being products. Aware of the disadvantages and potential dangers of these chemical substances, the French are turning more and more to natural products. Discover our “Made in France” selection of well-being and beauty products based on natural ingredients.
French St. John’s Wort: A Natural Sleep Regulator
St. John’s wort is a perennial herb whose therapeutic properties have been scientifically studied and proven time and time again. It is particularly effective in combating insomnia and improving the quality of sleep. St. John’s wort relieves other ailments such as psychosomatic disorders, depression, anxiety, muscle aches, stress and obsessive compulsive disorders.
French St. John’s wort is often present in food supplements dedicated to sleep. Major French laboratories are constantly innovating to develop 100% natural food supplements based on this plant. In addition, St. John’s wort is used in phyto-aromatherapy. If you wish, you can prepare an infusion yourself from the flowering tops of the plant for a good night’s sleep. Rich in flavonoids and hypericin, St. John’s wort is a great ally for enjoying restful sleep.
It should still be remembered that St. John’s wort interacts with several plants and drugs. For good reason, it contains hyperforin, a phytochemical molecule that activates a liver enzyme. The latter then weakens or removes certain substances from plants and medicines, making them less effective. St. John’s wort interacts with oral contraceptives, most heart disease treatments, and antidepressants, among others. It is also not recommended for individuals with bipolar disorder because it may cause manic attacks.
French water sources: perfect for body hygiene
Now let’s talk about French cosmetic products that are on the rise all over the world. “Made in France” symbolizes quality and efficiency. The water sources in our country allow manufacturers, among other things, to create healthy hygiene and beauty products. For your skin, it is advisable to limit the use of products containing aggressive chemical ingredients. Instead, focus on soft and natural products.
France is full of natural sources, ideal for designing skin-friendly soaps and shampoos. Spring waters containing magnesium such as the source of Beaupré, in Provence, are particularly beneficial for skin health. Indeed, magnesium is a mineral with antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. Since it helps to cleanse the epidermis, it is advisable to use a 99% natural shower gel, which contains it.
“Made in France” vegetable oils: the best beauty and well-being allies
France produces various vegetable oils with multiple virtues, whether to take care of skin, hair or to relieve muscle and joint pain. For example, apricot kernel oil hydrates, nourishes and softens the skin, while hazelnut oil is beneficial for oily skin. If you have dry skin, cherry seed oil is perfect for you.
Rich in omega-6, borage oil has regenerating power for the skin. It is a very interesting natural anti-wrinkle, just like evening primrose oil. It also relieves tightness and discomfort. Sweet almond oil, meanwhile, deeply nourishes the skin. To calm muscle pain, it is advisable to use lavender oil in massage.
Finally, coconut oil is also a very good product, both for cooking and for the body!
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