Chamomile: it’s more than the tea you drink when you’re sick (though it’s great for that, too). Not only does it sooth anxiety, it also calms anxious, irritated skin. Specifically, chamomile decreases swelling, redness, and inflammation  and helps to speed the healing of acne breakouts and prevent scarring.
The main constituents of the flowers include several phenolic compounds, primarily the flavonoids apigenin, quercetin, patuletin, luteolin and their glucosides.
We should also make clear that there are actually a few different kinds of Chamomile, and we use two in our products.
German Chamomile (Matricaria recutita) is the kind we usually think about and that goes into our tea. While infusing the flower might yield a pale yellow tea (which we use in our chamomile cleansing cream), the essential oil is actually a deep blue—a hallmark of the organic compound azulene, which calms skin. We add a hefty dose of the precious oil to our Mellow Gold face serum.
The principal components of the essential oil extracted from the flowers are the terpenoids α-bisabolol and its oxides and azulenes, including chamazulene, which are known for their anti-inflammatory    antiseptic, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties.
Roman chamomile (Anthemis nobilis) is often used as ground cover, and has many of the same properties as german chamomile, though not as strongly. Its essential oil is clear, and produces a sweet, apple-like scent that we adore. That’s what you’re smelling in our Chamomile Cleansing Cream.
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