Lavender flowers contain a large amount of tannins, but also triterpenes, coumarins, phytosterols and mineral salts. It contains antioxidants that protect the skin and are often compared to the properties of vitamin C. Additionally, lavender oil has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal properties. The properties of lavender are used in antiperspirants, lotions, shampoos, conditioners and intimate hygiene products.