Herbal extracts have been used for generations.

They are also an essential part of my business.

Herbs are full of natural healing components, they are conditioning, moisturising, softening, soothing and healing. Listed below, are some of my tried and trusted herbs.

HERBAL EXTRACTS

Comfrey

Comfrey is an extremely healing herb.

  • Antiseptic
  • Anti-fungal
  • Antimicrobial
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Repairing and healing
  • Stimulates cell growth
  • Repairs the skin barrier

It is often referred to as “Knit-bone”, this is due to the fact that it contains a potent component called Allantoin, which helps to give our skin cells a boost.

Rich in mucilage its a natural emollient, it has fantastic moisturising and hydrating properties helping to keep skin naturally moisturised.

Found in Naturlene, a healing treatment balm for delicate skin.

Chamomile

Chamomile has a really interesting profile,

It contains Bisabol, an anti-inflammatory that helps to promote elasticity.

Another valuable component of Chamomile is Apigenin.

This works like intracellular cement between your skin’s cells.

Because of it’s ability to inhibit adhesions between the skin cells, it is extremely helpful in healing the skin and helping to repair the skins barrier function.

Chamomile herbal extracts have the following beneficial effects:

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Wound healer
  • Antioxidant
  • Anti-irritant
  • Antiphlogistic, which reduces inflammation

Found in a number of Naked Chemist products.

Cucumber 

  • Emollient
  • Soothing
  • Astringent
  • Hydrating
  • Anti-irritant
  • Anti-inflammatory

Slightly astringent, yet extremely hydrating, it makes a perfect refreshing skin drink.

Found in H20 Hyaluronic complex.

Calendula

A wonderful herb of the sun that has a real affinity with the skin; check out some of its awesome benefits below:

  • Calming
  • Soothing
  • Calendula, has potent anti-inflammatory properties

Found in Savior calming day cream, a gorgeous serum to cream, that helps cool and calm reactive skin.

White Tea

Antioxidant rich white or green tea is a powerful ingredient for helping to revive a tired, sluggish skin.

  • Anti-ageing
  • Anti-fungal
  • Anti-bacterial
  • Anti-reddening
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Helps with the retention of connective tissue like collagen and elastin

Horsetail

  • Astringent
  • Antioxidant
  • Increases wound healing
  • Improves circulation
  • UV protecting
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-oxidising

Liquorice

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antioxidant
  • Antimicrobial
  • Anti-irritant
  • Skin brightening
  • Wound healing
 Most of these herbs have very potent anti-inflammatory properties, making them perfect for helping to calm irritation and repair damaged skin.
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