Some areas of the skin, such as the delicate eye area or skin that is Sensitive (Pitta dosha), are much vulnerable to the onset of aging than any other skin types. Such fragile skin should only be treated with mild, soothing, yet effective ingredients such as – German Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla). This blue colored essential oil has much stronger healing benefits than its counterpart, the Roman Chamomile. In the ancient days (and even today!), the scent of the German Chamomile Essence was so relaxing that it was used to lower stress or depression. It is also infused with tea to increase the rate of healing of wounds and inflammation.
German Chamomile is a beautiful scented May-Weed whose active constituents have amazing anti-aging benefits for skin, by detoxing and improving blood flow to ensure healthy nutrient delivery to damaged skin cells. A high contennt of the anti-aging plant active ‘Quercetin’, applying German Chamomile to the delicate eye area improves production of collagen and elastin, which in turn is extraordinarily effective in combating crow’s feet and forehead lines. It also plumps-up and brightens skin tone.
Another vital compound in Chamomile is ‘Chamazulene’, which is particularly therapeutic for sensitive skin with rosacea, eczema, psoriasis and sunburn. In fact, in research it has been demonstrated that Chamomile heals faster than synthetic corticosteroids! It also gives relief from redness associated with prolonged exposure to the sun.