Matricaria Recutita (Chamomile) Flower Extract


Matricaria Recutita (Chamomile) Flower Extract

Extract of the German chamomile flower that soothes skin and calms inflammation.

Type of Ingredient


Why we use it

The extract from the German chamomile plant is one of the most powerful botanical extracts used in skincare. It has strong soothing and anti-inflammatory properties, and can even speed up wound healing. It’s ideal for all skin types, especially sensitive skin, and we use it in Soft Touch AHA and Velvet Cleansing Milk to mitigate any potential irritation.

What it’s in

Soft Touch AHA, Velvet Cleansing Milk

Chamomile extract is rich in active compounds like flavonoids, coumarins, monosaccharides, and oligosaccharides. These compounds help soothe inflamed skin and reduce inflammation. Two separate studies have demonstrated that a chamomile-containing cream was actually equally or more effective than a hydrocortisone cream at calming skin inflammation.

Additionally, several studies have shown that topically-applied chamomile extract can reduce inflammation markers in the skin.

Except for those with an allergy to the Compositae family of plants (which includes chamomile, dandelion, and sunflower), chamomile extract is extremely well-tolerated and is a great addition for any skin type.



This article is reviewed by Alli Reed, PhD on 4/26/2023.

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