Aromatherapy Revolution: Effectiveness and Use in Skincare

Aromatherapy Revolution: Effectiveness and Use in Skincare

From reducing stress to boosting energy and focus, the benefits of aromatherapy for emotional wellbeing are well known. But did you know these fragrant plant extracts can also work wonders for your skin? Patchology masks and eye gels blend the power of aromatherapy with innovative skincare treatments that nurture your complexion and elevate your mood.

So what exactly does aromatherapy do for your skin? 

The divine blend of pure essential oils provides both physical and psychological benefits. On a physical level, many oils contain antioxidants that help fight free radical damage. Oils like lavender and chamomile reduce inflammation, while tea tree has antimicrobial properties. The aromas themselves tap into the emotional and psychological effects on the mind and body.

Aromatherapy provides several benefits when incorporated into skincare products:

Emotional/Mood Benefits

The aromas from essential oils can have psychological effects by influencing the limbic system in the brain. Certain scents like lavender, chamomile, and bergamot promote relaxation and reduce stress/anxiety. Uplifting citrus scents like grapefruit and orange can energize and boost mood.

Anti-Inflammatory Properties

Many essential oils possess anti-inflammatory compounds that can help soothe irritated, inflamed skin. Oils like lavender, chamomile, and rose have calming, anti-inflammatory effects.

Antimicrobial Effects

Some oils like tea tree, eucalyptus, and peppermint have natural antimicrobial and antibacterial properties that can help fight acne and other skin conditions.

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Antioxidant Protection

Oils such as frankincense, geranium, and neroli are rich in antioxidants that can help neutralize free radicals and reduce signs of aging.

Improved Absorption

The lipophilic (oil-loving) nature of essential oils can improve absorption of other skincare ingredients into the deeper layers of skin.

Sensory Experience

The aromatic scents provide a multi-sensory experience, adding to the enjoyment and relaxation factor of using skincare products.

New York Beauty Institute does a deep dive of aromatherapy in skincare discussing the benefits and common uses in spa treatments.

Overall, aromatherapy enhances skincare by tapping into the mind-body connection, addressing both the physical and emotional aspects of healthy skin.

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MoodMasks & Aromatheraphy

Take Patchology's MoodMask The Good Fight for example. This plush sheet mask is infused with a purifying blend of tea tree, willow bark, and peppermint essential oils to help you feel energized yet grounded. The rejuvenating herbal and mint fragrance promotes a sense of clarity and focused calm. Meanwhile, the mask clarifies and brightens your skin.

Sometimes, even the most enthusiastic among us need a little help hitting the ground running in the morning. Patchology's Wake Up Call is the answer that call with a potent blend of aromatherapy and skin-loving ingredients.  The star of the show? Caffeine, nature's pick-me-up, derived from orange extract and ginseng. This dynamic duo works together to banish dullness and fatigue, leaving your under-eye area looking bright and refreshed.

But Wake Up Call isn't a one-trick pony.  This multi-tasking marvel also delivers deep hydration and a plumping effect, thanks to a cocktail of nourishing ingredients.  The invigorating citrusy fragrance awakens your senses, while the silky texture pampers your skin.  Wake Up Call is the perfect way to greet the day with glowing, revitalized skin – no snooze button required.

If you need to hit the restart button, the Wake Up Call MoodMask delivers an invigorating aroma blend of aromtherapy to fire up your mind and body. The fresh, sunny citrus scent provides an uplifting boost as the concentrated mask awakens dull, fatigued skin with a vitamin C complex.

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Moodpatch & Aromatheraphy

You can experience aromatherapeutic benefits more frequently with the MoodPatch line of aromatic eye gels. Just a few examples: The rose, hibiscus, and lotus flower Happy Place patches enliven the senses, Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil Chill Mode lulls you into serenity, and the Bergamot mixed with Green Tea Perk Up awakens and revives.  

Happy Place

Dive into relaxation with our Happy Place eye gels! These rose-infused wonders go beyond your average under-eye treatment. The uplifting aroma of rose extract instantly awakens your senses, while the tea infusion delivers a healthy dose of antioxidants.  But the benefits don't stop there!

Ten minutes is all it takes for these gels to work their magic, brightening dark circles and reducing puffiness. Packed with powerful plant-based ingredients like hibiscus, coconut extract, and Vitamin B5, Happy Place eye gels nourish and condition your delicate under-eye area, promoting elasticity and a youthful look. By indulging your senses and revitalizing your skin, these eye gels will leave you feeling refreshed and ready to conquer your day.

Chill Mode

These aren't your average eye masks! Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil and natural tea leaves work in harmony to de-stress your under-eye area, promoting a relaxed and soothed feeling.  But the pampering doesn't stop there. 

Powerful botanicals like Snow Mushroom, Reishi Mushroom, and Rhodiola Root Extract come together to create a hydrating and restorative experience.  These nourishing natural ingredients work wonders to reduce puffiness, minimize the appearance of fine lines, and calm any redness. 

The result? Brighter, healthier-looking skin that reflects a feeling of complete relaxation.  So, put on your Chill Mode eye gels, breathe deeply, and let the stress melt away.

Perk Up

In the world of aromatherapy, citrus isn't the only scent that can perk you up! Patchology's Perk Up Eye Gels are infused with the invigorating aroma of Bergamot, alongside energizing green tea.  These under-eye gels not only target puffiness and dark circles with their natural ingredients, but the uplifting bergamot scent helps you feel more focused and awake. So next time you need a midday pick-me-up, skip the cup of coffee and reach for a pair of Perk Up Eye Gels for a revitalizing aromatherapy experience that brightens both your eyes and your mood.

Whether seeking more energy, less stress, or just an amazing self-care experience, Patchology's MoodMasks and MoodPatches allow you to immerse your mind and skin in the transformative effects of pure aromatherapy oils. Breathe deeply and elevate your state of being.

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What to Watchout For in Aromatheraphy Skincare

Sensitivity: Some individuals may have sensitivities or allergic reactions to certain essential oils, especially with prolonged exposure or high concentrations. If you've experienced sensitivity previously, it's always recommended to do a test prior to use for new skincare.

Irritation: Undiluted or improperly diluted essential oils can potentially irritate the skin, especially for those with sensitive skin types. 

The Takeaways

Unwind after a long day, find your focus, or spark joy - however you need to center your mood and care for your complexion, Patchology's aromatherapy skincare provides the perfect self-care ritual. Breathe deeply and let the thoughtful fragrance blends guide your senses to a more balanced state of mind.