- Useful for sensitive skin
- Reduces the redness in the skin
- Reduces the appearance of broken capillaries
- Very soothing, helping to calm inflamed conditions such as acne, rashes, and burns
- Anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and healing properties
Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract is an extract of the flowerheads of the matricaria, Chamomilla recutita. The ancient Egyptians used chamomile for a wide variety of disorders. This annual herb, also known as German Chamomile or Wild Chamomile, is used as ingredient in variety of cosmetic products.
German Chamomile is ingredient with anti-inflammatory properties, commonly used to relieve inflammatory skin conditions and calm sensitive skin. Chamomilla Recutita extract contains active Flavonoid, which are particularly useful in the care of sensitive skin. These flavonoids treat dermatitis related inflammation due to the inhibition of histamine release – a chemical that causes itching and redness.
The herbal extract is rich in vitamin B, which explains why Chamomile has found wide application to soothe, moisturize and inhibit the growth of bacteria. Moreover, it also contains phenolic derivatives which have an antiseptic and healing properties, especially useful in relieving skin congestion. Like most organic ingredients, Chamomile has antiseptic properties and therefore it is used in natural skin care products as a skin cleanser.
Chamomile is reach in alpha-Bisabolol, that promotes granulation and tissue regeneration as a natural anti-inflammatory compound. Due to the inhibition of histamine release, anti-free radical action and inhibition of the super oxide radical synthesis is key. When using a chamomile based product, you might notice a decrease in irritation and inflammation, making for calmer, clearer skin.
According to Prevention magazine, chamomile (in cleansers, soap and moisturizers) might help people prone to rosacea by calming their skin.
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Extracts made from Chamomilla Recutita are often recommended for treatment of a number of skin conditions, including inflammation, wounds and itching. A double-blind trial of 14 patients has found the therapeutic efficacy of chamomile extract on weeping wound area after dermabrasion of tattoos.
- Phytother. Res. 2008 Sep; 23: 274–278. – Comparative analysis between Chamomilla recutita and corticosteroids on wound healing. An in vitro and in vivo study
- J Ethnophar. 2011 Sep; 137: 336–340. – Anti-allergic activity of German chamomile (Matricaria recutita L.) in mast cell mediated allergy model