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The surprising beauty benefits of orchids

Get the lowdown on this secret beauty ingredient - and all the benefits it offers

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Rose, jasmine, violet and lily are often incorporated into beauty products. While orchids don't tend to have a distinctive fragrance, these stunning blooms are now also being tapped for a whole host of new skin and haircare formulas. Here are a few orchid-infused products to check out right now.

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Orchids have many beauty benefits

Skincare

A touch of orchid is enough to boost any regular lotion to luxury status! South Korean brands tend to be at the forefront when it comes to beauty products, so Innisfree's Orchid enriched cream is worth a try. Infused with Jeju orchid extract, this moisturiser offers deep hydration. If you're looking for an instant moisture boost, check out Elemis' Pro-Radiance Illuminating Flash Balm, which is contains purple orchid, noni and acai extracts to leave skin smooth and dewy. Suitable for all skin types, use as a daily moisturiser or make-up primer.

Luxe oils

Embrace the power of orchid with Clarins' Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil. This product features blue orchid, rosewood, patchouli and hazelnut oil to help balance skin. Suitable for dry or combination skin types, add a couple of drops to regular moisturiser at night. For a spa-style treatment at home, give Elemis Body Exotics Sweet Orchid Monoi Body Oil a whirl. Formulated with Tahitian monoi oil, tiare flowers, coconut oil, Japanese stone orchid, and mauve butterfly orchid, this luxury product is best applied to damp skin after bathing.

Haircare

There's a place for orchid in the world of haircare as well. OGX's Fade-Defying + Orchid Oil shampoo and conditioner are made with orchid extract and grape seed oil. Sulfate-free, these hair products are designed to slow colour from fading, and also have a lovely floral scent. The pretty pink bottles look great in the bathroom too!

Orchid is also a key ingredient in White Sands' Orchid Bliss Shampoo. With orchid, apricot kernel and sunflower oil, this cleanser calms frizz and offers up lots of shine.

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