The winter Olympics are underway in Sochi, which means you’re probably glued to your TV every night watching everything from figure skating to snowboarding. (In case you missed it, the U.S.A. took home the gold in the female halfpipe last week!) But there’s more coming out of Russia than just metals—the country’s official flower is chamomile, which makes sense, considering it’s the perfect ingredient to add to your winter skincare regimen. Celebrated for its soothing, anti-inflammatory properties, the flower is a natural remedy for dry, irritated skin—whether it's from speeding down the luge, or just your morning run.
You don’t have to be hitting the slopes to get windburn on your face! Try Murad’s Sensitive Skin Soothing Serum ($51), it’s formulated to decrease irritation and restore skin’s moisture.
Hourglass’ Calligraphy Liquid Eye Liner ($32) is infused with a blend of chamomile and aloe to nourish your skin—even when you’re wearing a cat eye!
Clarins’ Toning Lotion ($22) balances your skins natural pH with a blend of chamomile, linden, and vitamins A, B, and E.
Tarte’s Amazonian Clay BB Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Sunscreen ($36) offers everything you need in an everyday product, from a slight tint to real hydration—and sunscreen.
Looking for intense hydration for your body? Malin + Goetz’s Chamomile Treatment Oil ($65) reduces irritation and protects sensitive skin. (Try adding a few drops to your bath to really lock in moisture.)
The ingredients in Fresh’s Crème Ancienne ($140) are hand-blended so they retain their moisturizing, wrinkle-fighting qualities and leave skin feeling plump even hours after application.
Apply Aesop’s Chamomile Concentrate Anti-Blemish Masque ($50) twice a week for fifteen minutes to rid your skin of impurities and calm irritated skin.
Dull complexions have met their match with Benefit Cosmetics Girl Meets Pearl ($30). Formulated with chamomile, sweet almond seed extract, and raspberry, this highlighter improves smoothness and gives skin a dewy glow.
Darphin Organic Chamomile Aromatic Care ($70) visibly reduces redness and blotchiness, while improving your skin’s protective barrier.
For a gel that cools and calms skin, try Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Gel Mask ($45). The unique combination of botanical extracts helps soothe irritation and dryness.
Josie Maran Bear Naked Wipes ($12) are free of fragrance and parabens, but chock full of skin-loving ingredients like chamomile, aloe, cucumber, and vitamin E.