Chrysanthellum indicum (golden chamomile) extract

Chrysanthellum indicum is a form of chamomile that, like other forms, has soothing properties when applied to skin. Golden chamomile seems to have a stronger anti-redness effect due to its unique mix of soothing compounds, all of which can be helpful if you struggle with visibly reddened or extra-sensitive skin.

Amounts of 0.5% have been shown to visibly reduce skin discolourations, most likely due to flavonoid compounds luteolin and acacetin-7-O-rutinoside; however, this study was in-vitro and looked at tyrosinase (a melanin-fueling enzyme) formation on mushrooms, not human skin. Still, it’s an intriguing possibility.

References for this information:

Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, June 2016, pages 162-168
International Journal of Molecular Sciences, February 2016, ePublication
Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, September 2005, pages 564-568
Acta Pharmaceutica, September 2002, pages 213-218

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