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If you suffer from sensitive, intolerant skin and you haven’t discovered azulene yet, prepare to have your world upside down. But what is it? We turned to WiseGeek.com to find out more.
Azulene, named after the Spanish word for « blue, » azul, is an organic compound derived from the steam distillation of chamomile. The oil obtained from this steam distillation is often found in products used topically, such as skincare products and some cosmetics. It is widely regarded as a useful ingredient for both its lustrous blue color and wide array of healing properties.
This compound dates to the 15th century, when it was derived from the steam distillation of German chamomile. It was later discovered to be present in several other plants, including yarrow and blue tansy, during the late 1800s. It was officially named in 1863 by English perfumer Septimus Piesse, and it has been used over the centuries in various herbal remedies.
As an additive to its use in salves and ointments, azulene is thought to assist in calming a wide variety of skin irritations and conditions because of its soothing properties, anti-inflammatory effects and antibacterial properties. Azulene can be found as an ingredient in bath salts, cosmetics, shaving creams and other topicals to help prevent or soothe minor skin irritations. It is believed to assist in cell regeneration, so the oil is often found in skin care products used to combat wrinkles and skin blemishes.
Dr. Spiller Biomimetic Skin Care Azulen Cream Mask is a calming, soothing and balancing cream mask with Azulen, a potent anti-inflammatory for fast relief of redness and irritations for a radiant complexion. To be used whenever a soothing effect is desired, ideal for couperose or after extensive sun exposure.
Base: Water Base
Skin type: For all skin types, in particular for Sensitive skin
- Face and body mask
- Strong calming effect
- Normalizes sensitive skin and irritations
How to use:
Use once to twice a week or whenever a calming effect is required. Apply after cleansing, toning and application of serum or ampoule. Apply evenly onto the face, neck and décolleté. Leave on for 10-15 minutes then remove the excess with a tissue or massage remainder into the skin. Once a week, thin layer of the mask can be applied for an intense overnight treatment.