What Is Chamomile?

Chamomilla recutita, Matricaria recutita, and Matricaria chamomilla are flowering plant species used to make this extract. Chamomile tea, made from dried flower heads, has commonly been used to treat a number of ailments. Chamomilla recutita has many health benefits and is often used in herbal infusions and folk medicine. The Chamomilla recutita flower's condensed extract is also used in skincare.

Because of its anti-inflammatory effects, German chamomile (Chamomilla Recutita) extract can be more effective in skincare products than Roman chamomile. Because of this, it is more popular in skin care products than other chamomile varieties.

How Chamomile Works?

The flowers' primary constituents are phenolic compounds, mainly the flavonoids apigenin, quercetin, patuletin, luteolin, and their glucosides, both of which function as antioxidants. The terpenoids a-bisabolol and its oxides, as well as azulenes, including chamazulene, are the main components of the oil derived from the flowers. Chamomile has mild antioxidant activity and has been shown in experiments to have a strong skin-soothing action, along with other benefits.

What Chamomile Does To The Skin?

Chamomilla recutita extract has the ability to soothe, moisturise, and preserve the scalp. It has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and hydrating properties.

  • Anti-inflammatory Effects: German chamomile extract contains helpful compounds such as chamazulene, apigenin, and bisabolol, both of which can help soothe irritation and relax itchy, irritated skin. This is why it can be used in moisturizers and cleansers, particularly for damaged, dry, or irritated skin.
  • Fights Itchiness And Sun Damage: It has shown potential in reducing photodamage caused by UV exposure, and it can even soothe itchy skin.
  • Moisturizing properties: Chamomilla recutita flower extract products have inherent moisturizing properties that help seal moisture into your skin, making them effective skin care additives.

Reference Sources

  • Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology, January 2009, pages 36-40
  • Phytotherapy Research, July 2006, pages 519-530