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The Beauty Glossary: F is for Fennel

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Fennel is the carrot’s cousin. It’s a dried herb you can expect to find in tea, salads, a type of Italian salami and in Fenouillet, a French wine. It has a flavour reminiscent of liquorice and an aroma that’s both sweet and spicy.

Fennel is not a regular herb, it’s a cool herb from which fennel seeds are taken. Variant essential oils are extracted from the seeds using steam distillation and used for their individual properties, such as anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, microbial and antioxidant. The seeds can be ground and used in masks to provide mild cleansing and toning. They also help with cleansing oily and congested skin while tightening pores and brightening the skin. In aromatherapy, fennel is used to relax the body and calm the mind.

In scientific/ingredient list terms, fennel is sometimes referred to as Foeniculum vulgare.

Discover our favorite products containing fennel:

 

  1. Peter Thomas Roth Instant Firmx Temporary Face Tightener (100ml)
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    Peter Thomas Roth Instant Firmx Temporary Face Tightener (100ml)

    The ultimate quick fix! Temporarily tighten your skin and watch as fine lines and wrinkles are smoothed away. The convenient rinse-off formula leaves behind active firming agents which iron out crow’s feet, under eye bags, pores nose-to-mouth lines and forehead creases

     

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  2. Eve Lom Dynaspot Spot Treatment (0.35oz)
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    Eve Lom Dynaspot Spot Treatment (0.35oz)

    This spot treatment is informed by years of research. and just what you need in a 911 situation. Naturally soothing antiseptic extracts are balanced with salicylic acid to help eliminate spots quickly and control oil prouction without drying out the skin. Dynaspot is infused with a universal skin-tone tint, so it can be used under or over make-up.

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  3. Elizabeth Arden Superstart Skin Renewal Booster
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    Elizabeth Arden Superstart Skin Renewal Booster

    The condition of your skin’s surface layer is linked to how healthy, radiant and youthful it looks. Elizabeth Arden’s Superstart Skin Renewal Booster is designed to jumpstart the skin’s natural defenses and fortify its natural ability to repair and renew. Sea fennel and flaxseed extracts reinforce the integrity of the skin’s barrier.

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  4. Jurlique Herbal Recovery Advanced Eye Serum 15ml
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    Jurlique Herbal Recovery Advanced Eye Serum 15ml

    The skin around the eye is the body’s thinnest and most sensitive layer of skin so only eye area-specific products should be applied to it. Stay youthful with Jurlique’s Herbal Recovery Advanced eye serum: a powerhouse of revitalizing botanicals that protect the shield against antioxidants and signs of ageing.

     

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  5. KORRES Greek Yoghurt Cooling Gel
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    KORRES Greek Yoghurt Cooling Gel

    Cool down with the Korres Greek Yoghurt Cooling gel, ideal after a session in the sun. Yoghurt is a natural source of lactose, proteins, minerals and vitamins. Together they increase hydration and instantly help relieve the drying effects of the sun. Fennel extracts display amazing soothing properties, promoting the moisture recovery of skin that’s been in the sun too long.

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Emma

Emma

Beauty Specialist

During the day, I’m a busy Beauty Content Manager, musing over all things beauty and make-up. By evening, I’m a dedicated beauty blogger, experimenting with shiny products and the newest lotions and potions. I trained in make-up artistry just to satisfy my cosmetics addiction. Overly interested in natural and organic beauty, as well as how diet and fitness have an effect on how we look and feel.


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