Long known for its soothing, calming and anti-inflammatory benefits, Chamomile is the perfect ingredient for use in topical skin care. The Chamomile’s healing properties come from its daisy like flowers which contain essential oils that are beneficial for your skin.
Chamomile is proven to treat dermal irritations in many cases, e.g: eczema and many other skin problems because of it’s acidic, essential oils and flavonoids content.
Also known as “Blue Chamomile essential oil”, it has a high content of Azulene, the active organic compound in Chamomile which gives it its deep-blue color. The azulene is not present in the fresh flower but is produced during the distillation process. This oil is most suitable as an ingredient for skin care products, because it has anti-inflammatory, skin healing properties.
Where Does Chamomile Come From?
Chamomile is native to Europe and Asia, but today can be found growing in North America and a few other parts of the world. In skin care two types of Chamomile are used most: German Chamomile and Roman Chamomile. German Chamomile is more effective as a topical oil used in skin care, while Roman Chamomile is more useful to soothe irritation of an emotional nature. German Chamomile is considered to be more potent, because it contains more of the powerful anti- inflammatory agent Azulene and is a deeper blue in colour.
This herb was highly regarded by the Ancient Egyptians who offered it to the Sun God, Ra, because it was thought to cure fevers. On the other hand, it was also dedicated to the Moon because of it’s cooling effect. Chamomile has been used medicinally for hundreds of years in connection with health problems relating to the gastrointestinal tract. After these centuries-old traditions, it was a natural jump from chamomile tea to chamomile for skin care.
Use of Chamomile in Skin Care Products in Skin Care Products
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Because it is a natural and safe ingredient with proven results, chamomile has grown in popularity as an ingredient in skin care and beauty products. Its health benefits have been proven through time and scientific research. Chamomile’s many healing and protective benefits combined with its gentleness and low likelihood of allergic reaction or irritation make it a powerful ingredient in many skin care products.
Chamomile is good for dry, red, hot and sensitive skin and is said to have anti-allergic properties this makes Chamomile a very useful ingredient in natural skincare products that target this skin type. In skin care preparations it is used for teething babies, toothache, acne and boils, allergies and rashes, earache, inflammations, dermatitis, eczema, cuts, wounds and as a lightener for blonde hair.
Chamomile also balances sebum production and is useful for both oily and dry hair and scalp conditions, as well as sensitive skin types. It is often used in skin care for treating burns and cuts.
Because of its anti-inflammatory properties and ability to fight infections, chamomile is also added to many creams and serums to relieve burns, rashes, sores and eye inflammation. You’ll also find it accompanying emollients and moisturizers in night creams that restore and hydrate the skin as well as in acne cleansers and treatments for wrinkles and fine lines.
Useful for everything from calming inflamed Acne and Rosacea to hydrating dry skin, this beautiful essential oil can be found on many ingredient decks. Chamomile is one of the gentlest essential oils available, even approved for prenatal use. The icing on the cake is that this oil blends easily with other calming and hydrating ingredients like lavender. It also plays very well with other essential oils.
Chamomile’s Skin Care Benefits
- Acne (reduce acne scars, get rid of blackheads)
- Diaper Rash
- Dry Itchy Skin
- Mouth and Gum Diseases
- Inflammation (under eye puffiness and dark circles)
- Minor Skin Irritations (scrapes, bee stings, hives)
- Lightens Skin Tone
- Reduces Fine Lines and Wrinkles
- Wounds healing
- Burns including radiation burns
- Broken capillaries
- Bacterial skin diseases
If you suffer from problem skin your priority should be purchasing a product that contains this powerful floral and natural herbal ingredient as soon as possible! Because it is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent it is used in RG-CELL.