Azulene - Ingredient of the Month

Azulene - Ingredient of the Month

What is it?

Azulene is a naturally occurring substance which functions as a pigment in many types of plants, fungi and invertebrate organisms. Named after the Spanish word for "blue," azul, it was first isolated in the 15th century from the German chamomile herb. Towards the end of the 19th century, scientists discovered azulene in other plant life, including yarrow and wormwood. Azulene is used in skincare products and some cosmetics as it is regarded as a useful ingredient for its vivid blue colour and healing properties.

How can Azulene help my skin?

Extracted from chamomile, azulene is known to reduce inflammation in the skin tissue. This happens when the immune system releases chemicals to combat infections or to protect the skin from being attacked by foreign molecules. The chemicals which are found in azulene inhibit the actions of the immune system, resulting in a reduction in redness and swelling. These anti-inflammatory properties found in azulene, have led to its inclusion in formulas which treat acne. It will help to alleviate the redness from the blemishes, allowing the complexion to clear up more quickly and will decongest the area. Azulene is also used in skin serums, creams, lotions and moisturisers which have been developed to ease stressed and damaged skin.

Azulene is also an antioxidant. This means it has the ability to shield and protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals. As much as we wish it would, azulene cannot prevent the skin from ageing. It can, however, help to minimise the symptoms associated with mature skin and reduce the likelihood that fine lines and wrinkles will develop prematurely. By neutralising free radicals, azulene can also help prevent the cellular damage that causes skin to discolour sun exposure.

Used in salves and ointments, azulene will help to calm a wide variety of skin conditions and irritations because of its soothing, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. As azulene is an herbal ingredient, many of its properties are thought to be derived from the chamomile plant, through which it is distilled.

Which Pevonia products contain Azulene?

Home-Use Products

Clarigel Exfoliating Cleanser

This unique and effective cleanser contains Soapwort, Triclosan, Grapefruit Oil and Citric Acid. It will remove make-up thoroughly while gently eliminating dead cells, excess oil, impurities and pollutants, promoting intense cleansing for problematic skin and will leave skin fresh and bacteria-free. Recommended for acne/problematic skin.

Vitaminic Concentrate

A radical treatment for dryness and dehydration this non-greasy, light-textured oil is rich with the highest concentration of Vitamins A, E, and D. Anti-free radicals by excellence: Vitamin A works as the protector of the cells’ membrane, preventing damage while nourishing and reducing keratinous formation. Vitamin E is regenerating and an excellent anti-oxidant. Vitamin D combats premature ageing while improving skin texture and appearance. Azulene offers soothing benefits, while Mandarin Essential Oil brightens the complexion. Recommended for dry and dehydrated skin.

Sensitive Skin Lotion 

Formulated with natural plant extracts, the Sensitive Skin Lotion is an important second step to a perfect cleansing. It is soothing, decongesting, calming, hydrating, and reduces irritation. Chamomile, Azulene and Aloe leaves skin soft, smooth and decongested. Suitable for any sensitive and allergic skin.

Tension Relief Gel 

A blue light-textured gel that relieves sore and tired muscle pain. Energises and stimulates blood circulation helps alleviate heaviness from fatigue, varicose veins and spider veins. Excellent for muscle cramps, tension and stress. A naturally-coloured gel with azulene, a blue hydrocarbon extracted from chamomile flowers. Recommended for all skin types.  Vegan 

Spa Treatments

Anti-Free Radicals Mask Treatment

This is a wonderful, hour long, anti-ageing treatment to combat dry, dehydrated skin. It infuses the face with vitamins A, E and D, fighting free radicals that cause premature ageing. This dramatic bi-thermal treatment mask first warms to promote vitamin absorbency within the skin, then cools to seal in hydrating benefits, firm and refine the skin.

Benefits:

  • Firms and smoothes
  • Anti-ageing
  • Smoothes and tightens
  • Hydrates

The Anti-Free Radicals Mask Treatment is offered in Pevonia spas and the homecare products can be bought from www.pevonia.co.uk

 

 

 

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