This delicate little flower is native to Asia, Europe, Australia, and North America was once used by Egyptians, Romans, and Greeks to treat many conditions and illnesses such as nausea, pain, inflammations, skin diseases, and even cancer. Chamomile has been used for thousands of years to help promote sleep, alleviate stress, and relieve stomach ailments, acting as a natural medicine to ease nausea and heartburn. It’s been showing up in more and more skin care products because of the amazing benefits it possesses. One impressive study done recently demonstrated that Chamomile was more than half as effective as a .25% hydrocortisone cream when applied topically. Other studies have shown signs of being effective in reducing dermatitis.
Because chamomile is such a wonderful anti-inflammatory agent, it is great for sensitive and acne-prone skin types. It also has great healing capabilities with minor skin wounds. Chamomile is rich in antioxidants and helps to fight off the free radicals and prevent the damage done to them. Damage from free radicals accelerate the aging process. Antioxidants are also great at fighting breakouts and healing minor scars. This little flower packs a punch and helps to promote a healthy glow and restore its natural moisture content. Using chamomile as an ingredient is great because not only does it have it’s own amazing qualities but it helps to increase the penetration and effectiveness of other skincare topicals.