For those with sensitive skin, acne sufferers, or even folks with seasonal or chemical allergies, red, irritated, or itchy skin can be a common symptom. Almost all DrJ products feature calming and soothing ingredients to address inflamed skin conditions. Here is a closer look at just a few of our organic, naturally sourced ingredients for soothing.
Calming Wonder Workers
Aloe Vera: This plant-derived powerhouse is well known for soothing and aiding in the skin’s healing process. Used for centuries on burns, cuts, and scrapes, it contains Vitamin B-12, amino acids, antioxidants, and enzymes that help soothe and repair damaged skin. Aloe Vera forms the base for most of the formulations in our home line of skincare.
Rose Geranium: This flower not only lends a refreshed sensation to your skin, but it is also great at detoxifying and anti-aging! Rose Geranium’s essential oil also provides weightless hydration and one study on the effects of Rose Geranium on wounds in animals concluded that it may be a safe and effective alternative to traditional anti-inflammatories. You can find Rose Geranium in our Organic Rejuvenating Gel Cleanser and our Organic Facial Elixir.
Chamomile: This ancient medicinal herb isn’t just for tea. Its soothing compounds, bisprolol, chamazulene, and apigenin make it ideal for calming sensitive skin. It may even relieve dermatitis and other allergy-caused symptoms. You can find it in our Revitalizing Cleansing Gel For Sensitive Skin and our Organic Facial Elixir among other products.
Panthenol: Similar in structure to vitamin B5, Panthenol’s primary function is as a humectant, meaning that it binds moisture to the skin (similar to Hyaluronic Acid). It also works as an emollient, helping to soothe skin against environmental stressors like dirt or allergens. It also has been shown to support a stronger skin barrier, which helps the skin to be less reactive. A 2022 study showed that it may even be effective in combatting atopic dermatitis. In our Vita-B Hydrating Gel, Panthenol works together with Aloe Vera to provide excellent soothing relief for issues such as sunburn and sensitivity.
Licorice root: In addition to its skin-soothing properties, this ingredient also brightens and improves skintone. It boasts a natural compound known as glabridin, which offers potent antioxidant protection to decrease skin reactivity to environmental factors. You can find it in both our powder kits: Organic C-Powder Kit, and Green C-Powder Forte Kit.
Lavender Oil: Used since the days of the ancient Greeks, Lavender Oil is widely known to soothe dryness and provide anti-inflammatory benefits. Its also has antiseptic properties, which aid in healing while fighting infection, which make it ideal for addressing acne. You can find this soothing multitasker in our Clear Skin Complex and Exfoliating Lotion.
Tips for Irritated Skin
If you are suffering from red, itchy, or irritated skin, be sure to seek out products with ingredients like those above, but here are some more tips for getting back on track.
- Try applying cold compresses. Cool wet cloths or even icepacks wrapped in a clean cloth may help reduce inflammatioin.
- Avoid sun exposure or allergens if possible. Wear a mineral sunscreen and try to stay away from pollen and other sources of irritation if you are susceptible. Antihistamine tablets may also help.
- Don’t wash your face in the shower with hot water. Wait until afterward and use cold water and a clean cloth.
- Be sure your facial products don’t contain harsh or irritating chemicals. DrJ products never contain parabens, phthalates, artificial dyes, colors, or other ingredients that may further irritate skin.
Now that you know what to look for in your skincare routine and how to combat irritation, whether acute or chronic, you are on your way to your best skin yet! If there’s any way we can help you on your journey, please feel free to contact us.