Reaping the beauty benefits of Chamomile


Chamomile, a member of the Daisy family, is one of the most widely used medicinal herbs. As a tea it’s well-known for its soothing properties that help calm anxiety and give you a peaceful night’s sleep. The dried leaves also have anti-inflammatory properties that help relieve cramps, and a good helping of antioxidants.

What’s not as widely known is that Chamomile is widely used in skin-care products. It’s known to reduce irritation, with flavonoids that work deep in the skin to reduce inflammation and leave skin feeling calm and comforted. Using products with Chamomile also help reduce puffiness and redness by increasing circulation, leaving skin looking brighter and more refreshed.

African Extracts is best-known for the Bio-Active Rooibos extract that’s at the heart of its product formulation. The health and wellbeing benefits of this fynbos herb are legendary, thanks to its unique antioxidant profile. Trusting the power of medicinal plants, the formulation team also use other proven plant extracts, such as Chamomile.

Two species of Chamomile are used. Roman Chamomile (Anthemis Nobilis) and German Chamomile (Chamomilla Recutita). The extracts are made from flower heads with phytosterol, azulene and bisabolol to help cellular regeneration and potent Vitamin-B complex to aid healing. The flavonoids in chamomile work as a topical anti-inflammatory. Indeed, studies have shown it to be about 60% as effective as 0.25% hydrocortisone cream. 

Plant power for winter care

Discover the amazing soothing properties of the humble Chamomile flower in these products: Classic Moisturising Hand & Nail Cream and Soothing Cleansing Lotion for all skin types, and Advantage Misting Toner for dry and mature skin.

Our hand cream is famous for its moisturising properties, providing a protective barrier against irritants and cold weather and a deep-nourishing night treatment. It’s the perfect solution for over-sanitised hands.

Soothing Cleansing Lotion is a classic, a gentle milky cleanser that won’t strip moisture form your skin.

Misting Toner is a new-generation skin tonic that you can spray directly on skin or wipe on a with cotton pad. It’s soothing, reduces puffiness and contains an anti-pollution complex for day-long protection. Use it to set makeup or anytime over-heated skin needs refreshing.