INCI: Chamomile Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract
Primary Function: Anti-inflammatory
Secondary Function: Antioxidant, Anti-Aging
History of Use: Chamomile is one of the most well-documented and widely used medicinal herbs. It originated in Europe and West Asia. In ancient times, it was used as a calming draught, in herbal medicine, and to treat skin conditions caused by a harsh environment. In the Middle Ages, chamomile was used in the Nine Herbs Charm, a charm used to treat poison and infection. Specifically in skin care, chamomile has been used for its anti-inflammatory and skin-healing properties.
Ingredient Source: Our Chamomile extract is sourced by an INCI and REACH-Standard-approved supplier that is committed to the reduction of animal testing and improvement in the protection of the environment from the dangers of unregulated chemicals. This ingredient is GMO-free and is developed to be without any irritating fragrance additives.
- Chamomile contains 30 different active compounds that have anti-inflammatory properties. It also contains caffeic acid, chlorogenic acid and rutin, which are considered helpful for treating sunburns.
- Chamomile contains polyphenols and phytochemicals that, when applied to the skin, may reduce signs of aging. This is accomplished by protecting the skin from free radical damage.
- With its anti-inflammatory properties, chamomile can be used as a mild astringent, which cause body tissue to contract. As a result, it reduces the growth of bacteria which fades the undesirable red spots and hyperpigmentation. Even more, chamomile may increase the speed of cellular regeneration. This aids in new healthy skin growth.