Chamomile has a long history as an Ayurvedic treatment. A form of holistic medicine, Ayurveda was founded in India thousands of years ago on the principle that health depends on the right balance between the body and mind.
Skin Care Benefits of Chamomile
Because of chamomile’s ability to inhibit inflammation, it can have some pretty cool effects on your skin. It’s particularly good for those with sensitive skin
Chamomile and Sensitive Skin
According to a study published in Molecular Medicine Reports, one of the main compounds found in chamomile is called apigenin, which other studies have shown to be able to improve skin barrier function. Your skin barrier refers to the outermost layer of your skin. Though it works to keeps irritants out, things like environmental conditions or the use of harsh products can weaken it. When your skin barrier is weakened, irritants can make their way in and lead to irritation and sensitivity.
According to the Molecular Medicine Reports study, chamomile contains other compounds that have anti-inflammatory effects. These compounds include alpha-bisabolol, alpha-bisabolol oxides A & B and matricin. They’re all flavonoids, which are a class of substances found in plants. One international study found that the flavonoids in chamomile have the ability to penetrate deep into the skin and inhibit the release of chemicals that cause inflammation.
Chamomile and Acne- or Rosacea-Prone Skin
In addition to calming sensitive skin, chamomile also helps decrease inflammation in those with acne- or rosacea-prone skin. A study published in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology found that the most useful herbs for treating the facial redness of rosacea includes
chamomile, green tea and lavender, thanks to their ability to block the release of inflammatory chemicals in the body.
As for acne, a study published in the journal Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine states that chamomile essential oil contains compounds called α-pinene and terpinen-4-ol that have antimicrobial effects, meaning they kill or stop the growth of certain germs. This study explains that these antimicrobial compounds help kill Staphylococcus aureus, a type of bacteria that causes acne.
Best Skin Care Products with Chamomile
Ready to take advantage of all of the beauty benefits chamomile has to offer? Here are our products formulated with chamomile that you can add to your skincare routine. Cleansing, Refreshing, Soothing, and relaxing your skin texture!
DE LEAF THANAKA White and SmoothSerum Shower Cream 450ml.