Everything know about Chamomile hydrosols
When you think about Chamomile, you usually picture sturdy glasses of boiling tea. However, chamomile isn’t just for before bedtime. This sweet-smelling plant, which belongs to the daisy family and has been used to relax minds for thousands of years, has white and yellow buds.
Chamomile has also been used topically for a very long time. Below, we’ve highlighted the numerous ways that Chamomile can help you enhance your skin, as well as which skin types benefit the most from it and some product suggestions. Let’s take a look at this botanical hero now.
What is Chamomile hydrosol?
Chamomile German Hydrosol, also known as Floral Water / Distillates, is made from the blossoms of Matricaria recutita and has a dry, floral scent comparable to that of the flowering plant. It is one of the gentlest, anti-inflammatory hydrosols available.
|What is it?||Chamomile Hydrosol is a by-product of the steam distillation process that extracts the essential oil from chamomile flowers.|
|INCI||Chamomile Essential Water|
|Texture||Clear, watery liquid|
|Recommended Usage||Up to 100%|
|Aroma||It has a faint flower scent with a delicate vegetal scent.|
|Why do we include it in formulations?||Chamomile hydrosol is soothing and calming.|
|How to work with it?||Add it to your formulation's water phase.|
|Applications||Chamomile Hydrosol is calming and relaxing to the skin, and may be used on both children and adults to relieve minor irritations, delivering a soothing and moisturising effect that feels wonderful.|
|Strength||Hydrosols are more water soluble than essential oils and have a milder fragrance.|
|Weaknesses||Allergies are a potential with any botanicals.|
|Substitution||Lavender and Melissa.|
|How to store it?||Store in cool, dark and dry places.|
|Shelf life||The shelf life of chamomile hydrosol is one to two years.|
|Type of ingredient||Anti-inflammatory agent|
|Main benefits||These natural components deliver intense moisture, hydration, and nourishment to your skin, enhancing its natural glow.|
|Who should use it||Chamomile German hydrosol is suitable for all skin types. It cleanses and strengthens all skin types.|
|How often can you use it?||Because chamomile is high in antioxidants, it's best to use it first thing in the morning, before using sunscreen, to protect your skin. Because it's such a relaxing component, it's also effective in the evening.|
|Works well with||lavender hydrosols|
|Doesn't work with||NA|
|How to use||Add it to your formulation's water phase.|
Mechanisms of action
It has a lot of terpenoids and flavonoids, hence it’s usually used dry. Because of the presence of chamazulene, it is particularly well-known for its anti-inflammatory qualities. “Azulene, a blue dye present in many skincare products, is another Chamomile hydrosol.”
Azulene is also a potent antioxidant and is known for its soothing properties, particularly for dry, damaged, and sensitive skin.
According to Akram, Chamomile is high in flavonoids, which protect the skin from free radical damage. That means your skin is less vulnerable to environmental contaminants and UV radiation, which promote premature ageing. Flavonoids can also aid to relieve itching and redness.
Benefits of Chamomile hydrosol
Before we get into the skin benefits of chamomile, let’s have a look at why this remarkable plant has been utilised not just by our great-grandparents, but also by their ancestors. Using chamomile for skin has a wide range of advantages. But, before we get into these, we’d like to highlight chamomile’s most well-known benefit: its ability to help people sleep. As a result, there is a significant advantage to your skin.
1.Redness and irritation can be reduced by following
A sign of underlying inflammation is redness and irritation, as well as dull and irritated skin. Chamomile can assist to alleviate skin inflammation when used as a toner, for example. It not only feels wonderful, but it also aids in the treatment of the redness’s underlying cause.
Chamomile can be used to treat and prevent acne breakouts by lowering bacteria and cleaning the skin. Because of its antibacterial characteristics, it’s a key natural element in acne-fighting treatments. When it comes to skincare, acne sufferers should always be cautious, and a Calming Toner is a safe bet.
3.Say goodbye to dark circles under your eyes:
Chamomile’s sleep advantages will not only assist to avoid dark circles from revealing that you worked late, but chamomile in your skincare routine will also aid to lighten this area while also reducing puffiness.
4.Combating free radicals entails a number of activities.
Chamomile polyphenols fight free radicals and protect our skin from pollutants. The ageing process is accelerated by free radicals. When you apply chamomile to your skin, it releases potent antioxidants that help your skin renew, tighten pores, and slow down the ageing process.
5.Lightening the skin:
Chamomile, sometimes known as ‘natural skin bleach,’ can be used to lighten blemishes and redness. This is due to the fact that chamomile is a vasodilator, which improves blood flow and makes the skin appear brighter and more refreshed. So you can have a healthy glow instead of a blotchy sign that your skin is stressed.
Side effects of Chamomile hydrosol
In rare cases, when chamomile is eaten or administered topically, it has been linked to allergic responses. You could be allergic to chamomile if you’re allergic to any of the flowers or pollens in this family.
How to use it in formulation?
For formulation purposes, this hydrosol can be used instead of distilled water. It can be used in dry or wet clay recipes, as well as creams and lotions. In a facial team, it can also be blended with water. Chamomile Extract can even boost the efficacy of creams and lotions when mixed along with other skincare products.
Work well with other ingredients
It can also be mixed with one of our other hydrosols, such as Lavender, Blood Orange, or Rose Otto. For a potent anti-inflammatory and calming effect.