Chamomile, on cosmetics packaging you can recognize it as an ingredient by the INCI name: chamomilla recutinica. The plant is native to southern Europe, today you can find the herb throughout Europe.
People used to hang dried bunches of this plant on the door to ward off witches. However the herb has primarily been used for centuries as a medicinal herb. And that’s not surprising because the plant contains substances that are disinfecting, calming and anti-inflammatory.
You probably know the little white and yellow flower mostly from chamomile tea. The calming tea, perfect for bedtime. But did you know that chamomile can also be incredibly calming for your skin?
Chamomile for the skin
Nature is invaluable when it comes to natural ingredients that will benefit your skin.
- Present bisabolol helps calm the skin
- The naturally occurring antioxidant chamazulene combats skin aging
- Ideal for dry, sensitive skin
This flower is packed with antioxidants. As a result, it helps cell renewal, shrink pores and protect your skin from free radicals. In addition, this spring flower counters irritations such as psoriasis, acne and eczema and redness of the skin.
That’s why we use a healthy dose of chamomile in the baby-mild Apple & Chamomile Soap. The combination with apple is the perfect match for a soothing soap for the most sensitive skin.