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Blue Tansy—The Beauty Ingredient You’ll Want to Use

Blue Tansy—The Beauty Ingredient You’ll Want to Use


It’s often the case that when it comes to skincare, sometimes the most ancient of ingredients are the best, especially when it comes to essential oils. Blue tansy is one such ingredient that brands have started to harbor for it’s anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. I sat down with the team over at Sunday Riley—their Luna oil is one of the best out on the market—to get the 411 on this multipurpose oil.

What is blue tansy? It is a flowering plant known for its essential oil that has calming, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties.

Where does it come from? It’s also known as Moroccan Chamomile. Though it originates from Morocco, it can now be found throughout different parts of the world.

What else is it used for besides skincare? Apart from skincare, it’s a component in many aromatherapy blends. It contains azulene, which gives it its lovely blue color and mind-calming properties. When inhaled, blue tansy essential oil soothes and calms the senses, leaving behind a sense of relaxation and peacefulness.

What are the benefits of it? When applied to the skin, blue tansy essential oil helps to reduce redness, calm blemishes, and fight new blemishes from forming with its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.

Is there a type of skin that should avoid it? No! Blue tansy is great for all skin types, from very dry to very oily to very sensitive.

How often can it be used? When used at the proper concentration, blue tansy essential oil can be used daily. This being said, it is best to dilute blue tansy by incorporating it into different oil and cream blends versus applying it directly to the skin.

Herbivore Blue Tansy Resurfacing Mask, $48; May Lindstrom Skin The Blue Cocoon, $160; Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil, $105; Mario Badescu Azulene Calming Mask, $18.

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