In their book “Milady’s Skin Care and Cosmetic Ingredients Dictionary,” Natalia Michalun and M. Varinia Michalun note that oily and acneic skin benefits from lavender-oil infused products that inhibit bacteria. The ingredient also works as an astringent and helps in normalizing oil production.
According to Linda Walker’s “The Skin Care Ingredient Hand Book,” lavender oil’s natural soothing properties and ability to reduce inflammation allow it to treat skin redness and conditions such as burns, eczema and psoriasis. Aggravated skin caused by stress can be calmed by lavender, as it also has stress-relieving properties.
Lavender’s role as a normalizing agent extends to wounds and damaged skin. According to “Milady’s Skin Care and Cosmetic Ingredients Dictionary,” the ingredient can help stimulate new cell growth and regeneration. The book’s authors add that its skin-improving benefits can occur quickly, as lavender oil is rapidly absorbed into the skin.