The Best Ingredients for Calming the Skin

Unless sporting a red blush is your thing, having skin with a reddish appearance is a definite no for most people. Hyperpigmentation and irritation is a common concern among many different skin types, but especially among those with sensitive skin. Such discoloration leaves the skin looking naturally uneven and is generally caused by environmental stressors, allergies, etc. To help calm and balance the skin, it’s important to look for ingredients that will not only reduce the inflammation beneath the surface, but will also not irritate the skin too. 

Luckily our moisturizer is here to help! The following ingredients used during formulation are great for calming the skin:

Licorice Root

Licorice root is extracted from the root of the Glycyrrhiza glare plant. it’s is great for healing damaged skin and has a soothing effect too! It calms inflammation beneath the skin, reduces redness, hyperpigmentation, and irritation. It’s also a very popular ingredient for treating eczema.

Oat Kernels

Oats don’t just make a great breakfast or healthy snack! It’s nourishing properties work to calm and soothe irritated and itchy skin. It restores the skin creating a barrier that will help to prevent further damage and helps repair already damaged skin caused by external pollutions.

Green Tea

Green tea isn’t just a great post-meal drink that helps with digestion, it’s also a super ingredient for your skin! It’s a powerful antioxidant that is anti-inflammatory, soothing, and protects your skin against toxins. It prevents redness, reduces signs of damaged skin, and reinforces the top layer of skin.

Aloe Vera

One of the most popular and hyped ingredients is aloe. It’s super rich in vitamins and known for its anti-inflammatory and cooling properties. It’s perfect for de-puffing the skin and reducing the appearance of discoloration. Let’s just say, it’s worth the hype!


No ingredient screams ‘relaxation’ more than chamomile. Mixed with a little honey and lemon, it makes the perfect drink on a Sunday afternoon. Instead of throwing the tea bag away, use it on your skin! Chamomile has higher concentrations of anti-inflammatory agents and healing properties. It’s super hydrating, going beneath to skin to rejuvenate cells and give the skin an overall glowing appearance.

Mallow Flower

This vibrant purple flower is both highly soothing and softening, making it ideal for sensitive skin. The extract helps to protect the skin from harsh pollutants and its anti-inflammatory properties help tame the skins’ surface while moisturizing.

Black Currant

Black currant is one of the strongest ingredients that helps protect the skin from environmental pollutants. It helps to repair the skin and is rich in antioxidants that will give your skin the nourishment it needs.


One of the lesser-known berries is Lingonberry. Known for suppressing skin irritants, Lingonberry scavenges for free radicals in order to restore the skin’s elasticity and soothe its surface. This extract also balances moisture and promotes a glowing appearance.


Rosemary is one of the best herbs for detoxing the skin of its impurities. It helps clean pores, prevent skin irritations, and helps to balance the natural oils – leaving the surface of the skin smooth and fresh.


Bilberry extract is a close relative of blueberries and huckleberries. It is great for healing the skin and is one of the best ingredients for sensitive skin. It’s helps to reduce skin irritations and nourishes the skin to regenerate and revitalize the complexion.

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Also check out our recommended Skin Care Routine for Sensitive Skin

For a list of all our ingredients, visit the Ingredients page on our website.