Soothing products are almost always green, aren't they! 💚
Each skin type needs soothing from time to time - not only sensitive complexions can get irritated or red. Picking pimples, sunburn, adverse reactions of new products added to routines, mixing ingredients that don't go well together, overexfoliating... There are many factors that can cause the skin to go red, itchy or burning.
My skin has never been overly sensitive, I know I'm lucky here. I remember my face turned red and tingled when I started using vitamin C serum. It is also tired when I spend a lot of time in the sun (sunscreen is always present though so no sunburn as such). Still I reach for products that offer soothing benefits just like that cause they also moisturize, nourish and make the skin tone even, some deliver antioxidant benefits, too.
I've searched the web to learn more about soothing ingredients and found the most popular ones are ⬇️ 💚 Aloe - cactus plant; heals, treats acne, sunburn, moisturizes without greasiness, reduces skin inflammations, blistering and itchiness.
💚 Chamomile - anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, antibacterial, antiseptic, and contains essential oils and antioxidants. Also a hypoallergenic and helps to reduce skin irritants by neutralizing free radicals.
💚 Allantoin - extracted from the root of the comfrey plant; a non-irritating ingredient that soothes and protects the skin. It effectively softens and helps to protect the skin.
💚 Colloidal oatmeal - helps protect skin by retaining moisture and soothes dry skin. It also relieves skin irritations and can even help with some forms of eczema.
💚 Turmeric - deep orange root; acts as an antiseptic, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory, that’s gentle enough to calm eczema and rosacea flare-ups. It can treat blemishes, soothe irritation and boost radiance. 💚 Licorice - root of the Glycyrrhiza Glabra plant; powerful antioxidant. It works by reducing hyaluronidase - an enzyme that breaks down healthy tissue when the skin is inflamed.
💚 Willow herb - the extract is known for its ability to reduce inflammation and help heal "wounded" skin.
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