Biting winter winds and stuffy air conditioning can wreak havoc on skin at this time of year.
Redness and irritation are par for the course, thanks to the extreme temperatures our faces are exposed to every day.
Before you face the elements, you need a layer of complexion protection and Calm Skin Chamomile Moisturiser does the trick like no other.
One of the stars of the Hungarian organic skincare company Éminence (Katherine Heigl is a fan), this little pot of buttery lotion soothes irritation and hydrates sensitive skin with calming chamomile tea, arnica and rosemary.
Chamomile is one of the most ancient medicinal herbs known to mankind but modern studies show that the plant’s essential oils are able to penetrate below the skin surface into the deeper skin layers for a powerful anti-inflammatory effect.
The added shea butter in Calm Skin Chamomile Moisturiser replenishes the skin moisture barrier and calendula oil, an antioxidant, helps to relieve the appearance of redness.
The sunny yellow cream (€64 here) melts on your fingers, making it slippery to the touch so it glides smoothly onto the skin. You can apply a layer over the entire face and neck area in the morning, emulsify a small amount in your hand with a few drops of water for a lighter application during the day, then apply a thicker layer on dry areas for extra hydration overnight.
It smells delicious too; as nourishing and comforting as a warm mug of chamomile tea.