Chamomile, a member of the Daisy family, is one of the most widely used medicinal herbs. As a tea it’s well-known for its soothing properties that help calm anxiety and give you a peaceful night’s sleep. The dried leaves also have anti-inflammatory properties that help relieve cramps, and a good helping of antioxidants.
What’s not as widely known is that Chamomile is widely used in skin-care products. It’s known to reduce irritation, with flavonoids that work deep in the skin to reduce inflammation and leave skin feeling calm and comforted. Using products with Chamomile also help reduce puffiness and redness by increasing circulation, leaving skin looking brighter and more refreshed.
African Extracts is best-known for the Bio-Active Rooibos extract that’s at the heart of its product formulation. The health and wellbeing benefits of this fynbos herb are legendary, thanks to its unique antioxidant profile. Trusting the power of medicinal plants, the formulation team also use other proven plant extracts, such as Chamomile.
Two species of Chamomile are used. Roman Chamomile (Anthemis Nobilis) and German Chamomile (Chamomilla Recutita). The extracts are made from flower heads with phytosterol, azulene and bisabolol to help cellular regeneration and potent Vitamin-B complex to aid healing. The flavonoids in chamomile work as a topical anti-inflammatory. Indeed, studies have shown it to be about 60% as effective as 0.25% hydrocortisone cream.
Discover the amazing soothing properties of the humble Chamomile flower is these skin-care products: Classic Moisturising Hand & Nail Cream and Soothing Cleansing Lotion for all skin types, Advantage Misting Toner for dry and mature skin, Radiance Botanical Toner for even tone and luxurious Radiance More Matte Moisture Mask, as well as Facial Cleansing Wipes for sensitive skin.