An essence of spring, a symbol of hope and unrequited love; such are the ornamental morphologies embodied in the Narcissus flower- a perennial genus that is adored and loved by many across the globe. Not only does the Narcissus enjoy the privilege of being one of the most popular flowers in the world, but it serves as a floral emblem in many literary arts and cultural occasions.
A genus belonging to the Amarylidaceae family, the Narcissus, or otherwise known as the Daffodil has long been cultivated since the ancient civilization before it became increasingly demanding as a commercial crop primarily centred in the Netherlands by the late 19th century. Despite being mostly native to the Mediterranean region, the Narcissus is regarded as a long-lived bulb that can be easily grown and maintained anywhere, even in very dry conditions. Because of its rare ability to bloom through the frozen soil, the distinctive Narcissus has always been associated with the arrival of spring.
Many are inspired by the symbolic meanings attached to the Narcissus flower that it is often used as a purpose of gifting in different occasions. In the West, the Narcissus flower carries a hidden message “You are the only one” and it is believed that lovers during the Victorian era had expressed their feelings for each other using the Narcissus. Being an international symbol of hope, the Narcissus flower is often presented to ill patients as a gift of encouragement and comfort.
Whilst we may have all perceived the Narcissus flower as yet another symbolic character, perhaps there is always more than what meets the eye. Unveiling the hidden beauty of the Narcissus plant, Mamonde introduces the Floral Hydro Line that is formulated with natural Narcissus extracts obtained from the Narcissus bulbous root. Impressed by the long-lived bulb and its ability to survive through dry and rough season, Mamonde, the flower expert has carried out extensive research to discover the moisture storing principle of the Narcissus plant that could also restore and bring back tired, dehydrated skin to life.
Having lived in the tropics constantly sweltered by the hot weather, it always seems usual for us to be blissfully tempered by the blast of air conditioning units when staying indoors. However, constant exposure to cold winds, low temperature alongside heat emitted by the electrical devices that we use, often leave our skin feeling dry and dehydrated. Taking this into account, Mamonde presents you the Floral Hydro Line that contains pure Narcissus extracts to help replenish dry skin with bountiful supply of moisture, leaving them fresh and supple all day long.
Eco-Friendly Extraction Method
The Narcissus water contained in the Floral Hydro Line is extracted via an eco-friendly extraction method in order to preserve its fresh energy while minimizing the damage of its ingredients. Contrary to any other molecular water, these naturally extracted low-molecular narcissus water penetrate deeply and absorb well into dry skin cells to keep them intact at all times. Moreover, the hormone Dormin – one of the ingredients extracted from the bulbous root also aids in improving the moisture capacity of dehydrated skin cells.
The Mamonde Floral Hydro Line consists of 4 products, namely Floral Hydro Skin Softener, Floral Hydro Emulsion, Floral Hydro Cream and Floral Hydro Mist that come with the following properties and benefits:
Floral Hydro Skin Softener, 200ml (RM 59)
Unlike any other ordinary toner, the Floral Hydro Skin Softener is infused with alcohol Panthenol that instantly converts into vitamin B5 to increase the moisture storing capacity of dehydrated skin cells. This toner comes with a refreshing texture that absorbs deeply into the skin upon use to give a cool and uplifting sensation without leaving your skin feeling sticky
How to use : Release an appropriate amount onto palm or cotton pad to smooth over skin after cleansing and facial booster every morning and evening. If you have dry or sensitive skin conditions, dampen a cotton pad with a sufficient amount and place it on for about 10 minutes for soothing care.
Floral Hydro Emulsion, 150ml (RM 69)
The Floral Hydro Emulsion contains Hyaluronic Acid that helps to increase the moisture level in the skin while maximizing the moisture supplying effect of the narcissus molecular water. Known for its excellent and long lasting moisturizing effect, this moisturebalancing lotion absorbs lightly into the skin when apply, leaving your skin feeling fresh and hydrated.
How to use : Place on the cheeks, forehead, and chin after applying toner in the morning and evening and spread smoothly in a circular motion for better absorption.
Floral Hydro Cream, 80ml (RM109) *Must Have*
The Floral Hydro Cream, which is also the star product of this range, contains 67% of naturally-extracted low molecular Narcissus Water that quickly absorbs into the skin to restore hydration from deep within. In addition, it is formulated with -4℃ Down Technology that helps lower the skin temperature to prevent moisture evaporation. It is also clinically tested and proven that upon application, a person’s skin moisture level increases by 68.3% while the skin temperature is lowered by 4.7℃.
How to Use : Release an appropriate amount on your palm before applying gently on the texture of the skin like a regular cream.
Floral Hydro Mist, 120ml (RM49)
Functions as a coolant to the skin, the Floral Hydro Mist which is infused with low-molecular Narcissus Water in small particle thoroughly absorbs into skin layers when sprayed. At the same time, it instantly lowers skin temperature to sooth dry and dehydrated skin. This cooling mist is particularly good to use when your face heats up and dries in the afternoon after hours of exposure to air-conditioning or during outdoor activities.
How to use Close your eyes and spray onto face. Most suitable to use when your skin heats up and feels dry. You can also use it before or after makeup.
The Mamonde Floral Hydro Line will be made available at Mamonde’s first beauty counter in AEON Bandar Utama from 29 July 2016.