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Melissa Distillate
The lightly citrusy melissa distillate is a soothing and astringent hydrosol that does an excellent job of calming acne-prone skin and minimizing the look of pores.

Melissa Distillate
Sourced from Arayugh Village, Kotayk Region

Used in: Spot Treatment Gel 

Source
Melissa, also known as lemon balm, is native to Armenia and grows plentifully in Aragyugh, where the Nairian Eco Farm and Laboratory is situated. We harvest the leaves of the plant, and put them in a distillation container in order to make both an essential oil, and a distillate. We use steam to separate the essential oil from the leaves. As the steam cools and becomes water, a thin layer of essential oil floats to the top, holding within it many of the powerful soothing properties of melissa. However, many beneficial components remain in the distillate itself. 
 
Skin Benefits
Those with acne-prone skin will benefit the most from this herbaceous hydrosol. It instantly improves oily and acne-prone skin, dues to its light astringent effect. It minimizes the look of pores and inflammation. Additionally, melissa distillate provides the skin with a boost of antioxidant protection from harmful environmental elements. Thanks to these lovely properties, this distillate makes for an excellent replacement to water in formulas that treat acne-prone skin. 
 
More Reasons to Love Melissa
In addition to being an excellent skin remedy, lemon balm is also very healthy for the body and soul. In Armenia, melissa herbal tea is often given as a traditional remedy for upset stomachs, likely because of its anti-inflammatory effect. The aroma is frequently used in inhalers since it is reported to help improve one’s mood.  
 

Soothing & Astringent
 9 900 Dram 
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