Lavender & Chamomile - Your skin's best friends
Posted on May 11 2016
Conatural’s aim is to choose raw materials that are natural and extracted from plant botanicals. Our skincare products provide an effective blend of enriching botanical ingredients for healing and nourishing and that promote healthy, radiant and beautiful skin. Today, we’re talking about two wonderful botanical plant extracts that are excellent for healthy and radiant skin: lavender and chamomile.
Chamomile is calming, soothing, and healing overall and possesses many powerful flavonoids such as apigenin, luteolin, and quercetin. These flavonoids coupled with beneficial volatile oils all contribute to chamomile’s extraordinary anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
Soothing: Studies have found that chamomile is effective in relieving the symptoms of eczema, psoriasis, flaky skin and excessive dryness. It is excellent for soothing sensitive and irritated skin including baby’s fragile skin or skin that has been damaged due to radiation or other harmful treatments.
Anti-inflammatory: Not only is it soothing to simply irritated skin, chamomile is known to be effective in calming skin inflammation cause by rashes, sun burns, bug bites and ulcers.
Anti-aging: The afore mentioned flavonoids present in chamomile coupled with other powerful antioxidant compounds make it a useful anti-aging aid that fights premature signs of aging and free radical damage.
Itch relieving: Topically applied chamomile is incredibly useful in relieving itch: 60% as effective as hydro-cortisone cream and without any of the harmful side effects. Use to relieve itching caused by bug bites and irritated skin.
Healing: Because it uplifts the body’s immune system and of its natural antiseptic and antimicrobial properties, chamomile can help facilitate healing of the skin and keep it safe from various infections.
Lavender with it's beautiful calming scent has been a skincare and aromatherapy mainstay for centuries. It's antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial, healing and soothing properties have made it a popular ingredient which is used extensively in skin and hair care products.
Acne-treatment: One of the few naturally occurring ingredients that fight bacteria and infection and soothe inflammation, when applied topically, lavender can combat acne effectively. It is revered worldwide by aromatherapists for combating acne and related conditions.
Soothing: Like chamomile, lavender can be used to soothe and heal various skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and flaky, dry skin. It has the power to relieve itching caused by these conditions and accelerates healing and scab formation by providing moisture to the affected, irritated area on the skin. It is also excellent for relieving itching, pain and inflammation caused by bug bites.
Detoxifying: Because of the increase in pollutants and contaminants that your skin is exposed to, detoxifying the skin and flushing out toxins is of utmost importance to skin health. Lavender actually inhibits the growth of bacteria on the skin and the powerful antioxidants it contains can fight free radical damaged caused by pollutants and sun exposure.
Healing: Lavender is an established soothing and healing botanical that has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. Use it to treat scars, scabs and wounds caused by burns or other injuries. It will additionally help to relieve the pain caused by wounds and scarring on the skin.
Toning: Lavender is a natural toner that ensures an adequate supply of nutrition and oxygen to your skin cells, making sure your skin stays firm and boosting circulation. It also helps in the renewal of dead and damaged cells.