The Magic of the Lotus Flower & Lipohydroxy Acid (LHA)

At OhMyGloe we are huge fans of Rovectin! Rovectin comes from the Latin word reverti, meaning “to go back to where it was.” The creams, oils, cleansers and lotions feature restorative ingredients that go deep beyond the surface to gently repair damage and calm your complexion.

Lets unpack the key ingredients that make up the two Rovectin products we currently offer at OhMyGloe:

Lotus Flower

Lotus flower extract, or Lotus Water as it is also known, is truly worth all the hype! Lotus flower has the ability to self-purify and self-cleanse. It blooms gracefully above mud and murky waters and is a true symbol of resilience and restoration - something skincare and self care is all about. 

There are four main benefits and properties of lotus flower, that will appear as ‘Nelumbo Nucifera’ on the ingredients list, that we love:

  • Restorative and Toxin Absorbing: lotus flower extract helps absorb toxins out of your skin to reveal a clear and clean complexion.
  • Packed with Antioxidants: Lotus flower contains “Kaempferol,” a powerful antioxidant that protects your skin from damage caused by free radicals. Kaempferol acts as a skin conditioner to help regulate and balance your skin.
  • Instant Moisture: Lotus flower extract not only extracts toxins out of your skin, but also replenishes it with moisture. That’s how you get clear supple skin. Since it is a plant-based ingredient, the lotus flower extract is exceptionally gentle and effective.
  • Soothing and Anti-inflammatory: Many parts of the lotus flower have long been used in natural and herbal medicine to treat inflammation and help heal wounds. In skincare, lotus flower extract works intensively to soothe irritation and redness.

Lipohydroxy Acid (LHA)

Lipohydroxy Acid (LHA) is a derivative of salicylic acid with unique properties. Salicylic Acid is well known within skincare but LHA might sound new to the game. Though both ingredients have a common goal of exfoliation, LHA is a rising star due to its more gentle but still just as effective properties. This makes it a wonderful ingredient for those with more sensitive skin!

Here are the four benefits and properties of LHA that makes us love it so much:

  • Effective but gentle exfoliation: Studies have found that LHA seeps through skin at a gradual rate with a “cell-by-cell exfoliation,” lowering the risk of an allergic reaction. This also enables a thorough process of unclogging pores and lifting away dead skin.
  • Low risk of irritation: LHA’s pH level is close to our skin’s ideal level (5.5) which decreases the risk of irritation when applied. Furthermore, LHA is active mainly on the skin’s outermost keratin layer, making it safer to use even for our friends with super-sensitive skin.
  • Good for daily use: Traditionally, you may need a “break-in” period with skincare products that contain AHA or BHA. With LHA, that is not necessary. LHA has the same capacity as AHA or BHA but with significantly reduced rate of an allergic reaction.
  • Tackles acne and blemishes: In addition to exfoliation, LHA is “comedolytic,” which is a fancy way of saying that it is exceptional in unclogging pores with sebum and blackheads. This clears the way for more nutrients to be absorbed into your skin instead of trapping toxins, thus helping to prevent acne.

Both these products from Rovectin are cruelty-free and vegan! We would love to know what you think of it, leave a review here, or tag us on Instagram at @ohmygloe in your reviews!