Today, let’s focus on an ingredient that you might not know really well: lemon balm water. Lemon balm is a quite common ingredient in cooking but it can also be fairly useful when it comes to skincare. It’s one of the key ingredients from our Moonlight Night Treatment and we are going to answer a few questions about lemon balm water.

What is lemon balm water?

Lemon balm can be found under “melissa officinalis” in the list of ingredients of your product is a herb from the mint family. Lemon balm leaves have a particular aroma and are used to make remedies, in herbal tea or as a flavouring in cooking. 

It is also known for its sedative and calming properties and can also reduce the growth of certain viruses or bacterias. (Source)

What is it good for? 

  • Cold sores: applying products containing lemon balm can help accelerate the healing process of cold sores.
  • Stress: drinking lemon balm beverages can help you calm and ease your mind to relieve you from stress.
  • Digestion: lemon balm can improve appetite and avoid discomfort from bloating, gas, etc. 

Is lemon balm water good for the skin?

In short: yes! Lemon balm can be quite useful for treating common skin conditions. With antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, lemon balm can fight blemishes, and diminish swelling as well as rednesses.

Lemon balm also has powerful antioxidant properties and will naturally protect your skin against free radicals. 

Is it good for wrinkles?

Soothing and softening, lemon balm water prevents signs of age and gently purifies your skin. By reducing fine lines and wrinkles, lemon balm can give you plumper skin and should also improve the harmony of your complexion. 

Gardening tips: If you live in the UK and you want to grow your own lemon balm, know that you can sow and plant lemon balm from March to June and you can harvest it from July to September. It is vigorous and easy to grow both in the sun or light shade.

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