Yes, you might automatically think of beer instead of beauty when you hear hops, but the hop plant is actually a very effective ingredient in cosmetics. Thanks to hops’ high content in flavonoids and phenolic acids, it can have an astringent effect on skin, helping to reduce congestion and soothe skin. Hops’ high tannin content also contributes towards reducing skin inflammation, probably why it has been used in traditional medicine for many years.
- Hops can help to reduce skin inflammation thanks to high tannin content.
- Has an astringent action, helping to soothe skin and reduce congestion.