Chamomile Flower Extract (Inci Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract)
Chamomile flower extract comes from the Asteraceae family – a group of daisy-like flowers. There are 2 main types used in products today: German chamomile and Roman chamomile.
Most of us recognize the benefits of this plant when used to relax the body and prepare for sleep. However, chamomile is so much more than a simple relaxant. In fact, it’s been used for hundreds of years to treat digestive issues, soothe the skin and more.
This extract is a powerful anti-inflammatory agent that can heal acne, decrease eczema, soothe dermatitis, improve skin’s natural glow and even speed the healing of burns.
It not only reduces inflammation, but also cleanses and moisturizes the skin while soothing irritation. These are invaluable qualities when dealing with damaged skin.
When added to other skincare products, chamomile extracts can even increase the efficacy of creams and lotions. While it’s beneficial for nearly any skin type, chamomile is especially powerful for dry or acne prone skin.
The 2 primary components of chamomile extract are apigenin and alpha-bisabolol. Alpha-bisabolol is what gives chamomile its potent anti-inflammatory properties. It also aids in cell turnover, which speeds the healing process.
Benefits of Chamomile Extract
- Soothes Sensitive Skin - research shows that chamomile helps block signals in the body known as prostaglandins, which are responsible for inflammation. This makes chamomile a great ingredient for people who have sensitive skin.
- Relieves Sunburn - chamomile has anti-inflammatory properties, it helps to protect against long-term and short-term skin inflammation.
- Decrease Signs of Aging - The polyphenols and phytochemicals in chamomile are known to speed up cell regeneration, reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and scars.
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