The Beauty Benefits of Imperial Peony
Each spring, flower shops become stocked with nearly everyone’s favorite fluffy floral: peonies. With their pillow-like petals, these spring blooms are undoubtedly some of the most beautiful around. And while we love gathering a bunch to bring those spring vibes inside, one of our favorite ways to benefit from the blooms is through skin care! You can enjoy a little peony power right now by stocking up on beauty products formulated with the flower. Below we share a few beauty benefits of imperial peony and a new product from L’Oréal Paris that we can't get enough of: Rosy Tone Moisturizer!
As part of a product formula, peony can help brighten the appearance of the complexion for a youthful-looking glow. As our skin gets older—caused by either the passing of time or external factors like UV rays—its ability to renew surface cells slows down. This natural process—called desquamation—involves the shedding of dead skin cells buildup on skin’s surface to reveal new, brighter-looking skin. Due to this, our skin can lose its natural pink tone—a tell-tale sign of youthful skin—and our complexion can appear dull and sallow. This is why it’s important to incorporate products that both exfoliate the surface of the skin—to remove surface cell buildup—and moisturize to restore hydration.
L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Cell Renewal Rosy Tone Moisturizer
One such product is L’Oréal Paris’ new Age Perfect Cell Renewal Rosy Tone Moisturizer. Formulated with micro-exfoliating LHA and imperial peony extracts, this pink-tinted moisturizer helps to renew and revive a healthy-looking tone for visibly younger-looking skin. Ideal for mature skin types or anyone who is concerned with a dull skin tone—which is nearly everyone after an exceptionally dry winter, right?! With time your skin can feel smoother and have a younger, healthy-looking blush.
To use this daily moisturizer, first cleanse with a cream cleanser. Since aging skin is more susceptible to dryness, cream cleansers are a great option because they don’t strip the skin of much-needed moisture. Next up, reach for your go-to eye cream and an anti-aging serum. Finally, smooth the moisturizer gently onto skin in upward circular motions. Remember to follow up with a layer of broad-spectrum SPF of 30 or more to protect your skin from skin damaging (and aging!) UV rays!