Nelumbo Nucifera (Lotus) EssenceThe lotus flower offers unique skin benefits. It has highly emollient, balancing and refining properties. It is also naturally astringent, and able to tighten pores. These hardy fresh water aquatic plants bloom year round in tropical regions. Their seeds have even been known to germinate after hundreds of years. They can grow to a height of 19 feet and produce a flower that can reach as much as 9 inches in diameter. These magnificent flowers also have a unique quality——they generate heat while flowering, regulating their overnight temperature to between 86 and 95 degrees Fahrenheit, even if the outside temperature is only 50 degrees Fahrenheit.