Bright Ingredient in Teen Skincare: Chamomile
Why is Chamomile such an important ingredient in teenage skincare routines?
There's a reason why we included chamomile in our toner and moisturizer made specifically for tween and teen skin:
- The use of chamomile dates back to ancient Egypt when chamomile was used to soothe irritation and skin redness
- Chamomile is found in Bright Girl Bright Tone Hydrating toner and Bright Girl Day+Bright facial moisturizer
- Chamomile flavonoids and terpinoids can inhibit specific enzymes, allowing for antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-itch effects.
- Chamomile has proven benefit in rosacea, acne, hyperpigmentation, and other inflammatory skin conditions (such as sunburn)
- Chamomile has antimicrobial benefits against certain bacteria and viruses, including the bacteria that contribute to acne
- Apigenin, bisoprolol and chamazulene are anti-oxidants within chamomile, that help block inflammation in the skin
- Chamomile supports cell regeneration, helping skin cell turnover
There are two main types of chamomile:
- German chamomile (Maricaria recutita)
- Roman chamomile (Anthemis nobilis)
German chamomile has higher levels of actives so it’s considered to be more effective than Roman chamomile. And yes, the Bright Girl line contains German chamomile.
"As a dermatologist, I have great respect for the role of proper skincare ingredients in acne and inflammation. That's why I chose to include chamomile in our formulations--to help support girls in achieving their healthiest and clearest skin."