Natural ingredients are no joke-- they can have powerful results. Here are our top 5 ingredients for helping to calm red, sensitive skin.
1. ALOE VERA
Extracted from the leaves of the Aloe Vera plant, Aloe Barbadensis leaf juice/extract (more commonly known as ‘Aloe Vera’) is packed with amino acids, active enzymes, fatty acids, minerals, Salicylic Acid, and vitamins. It yields an incredible list of medical and beauty benefits – Aloe Vera is an antibacterial, antiseptic, healing, moisturizing, etc. agent – but is most commonly known for its anti-inflammatory properties. Topical application instantly cools skin, reducing redness and soothing any irritation while encouraging faster healing.
2. CHAMOMILE EXTRACT
Another powerful anti-inflammatory, Chamomile Extract fosters calming abilities that make it especially ideal for sensitive and/or inflamed, irritated skin. Azulene, a derivative of Chamomile, also boasts anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce redness and soothe any irritation and sensitivity.
3. CUCUMBER EXTRACT
Cucumber Extract has known soothing and refreshing properties. Anti-inflammatory properties help reduce swelling and soothe irritation; plus, Cucumber has shown to have a cooling and tightening effect on skin that leaves the complexion refreshed.
Honey is one of the oldest remedies in health and beauty. As a natural cleanser and humectant, it boasts antimicrobial, antioxidant, healing, moisturizing, and skin-softening properties that make it especially effective in anti-aging and anti-acne skin care – all the while leaving the complexion with a healthy, radiant glow.
We recommend: Honey Moisturizer
Another time-tested, natural beauty and health remedy, Oatmeal is best known as an anti-inflammatory that helps relieve itchiness and soothe inflammation and irritations. It’s composed of fats, polysaccharides, proteins, and saposins, which enable it to help moisturize skin, prevent against moisture loss, enforce skin’s natural barrier function, and cleanse pores (respectively).