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Ingredient Breakdown: Blue Tansy
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Ingredient Breakdown: Blue Tansy

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We hear it all the time—the benefits of this ingredient and that extract packed into our favorite products. But, how much do we really know about the ingredients we rely on for big skincare results? We're taking the mystery out of your favorite formulas with our series—ingredient breakdown. In the past we've decoded copper, ceramides, jojoba oil, and many others. This week we're taking a peek at one of the more photogenic ingredients on the market: blue tansy.

The ingredient: Blue tansy

Also known as: chamomile's cousin

Quick take: The byproduct of a flowering yellow plant, blue tansy is a close cousin of skin-soother chamomile and contains a high percentage of azulene, which gives its essential oil a rich blue hue. 

Claims to fame: Loved for its skin calming and soothing abilities, blue tansy is best known for its aromatherapy properties in the essential oil world. Although the ingredient has been used for years to soothe skin, it wasn't until just recently that the beauty world began to take note. Blue tansy is antibacterial, a great antihistamine, and has anti-inflammatory properties. So why wouldn't you want this mega-star essential oil in all of your skincare favorites? Not to mention, it has a truly divine floral scent. Again, we ask, what's not to love?

Where to find it:

Sunday Riley Blue Moon Tranquility Cleansing Balm ($50)

Sunday Riley Blue Moon Tranquility Cleansing Balm

Fan favorite Sunday Riley utilizes blue tansy oil and German chamomile to soothe skin while it gently removes stubborn makeup and cleanses skin.

May Lindstrom Skin The Blue Cocoon ($160)

May Lindstrom Skin The Blue Cocoon

Blue tansy is again a superstar in this luxe cleansing balm. Although its main purpose is to cleanse skin, the aromatic nature of the essential oil boasts a mega calming effect.

Kahina Giving Beauty Lip and Face Balm ($44)

kahina givign beauty lip and face balm

Paired with other nourishing ingredients—calendula, Mango butter, shea butter, beeswax, coconut oil, and olive oil—blue tansy offers a truly healing experience for both the lips and face.

Herbivore Lapis Oil Balancing Facial Oil ($72)

herbivore lapis oil balancing facial oil

If this isn't the most beautiful use of the azulene blue ingredient, we don't know what else is. Designed to calm skin without clogging pores, this facial oil is a must for anyone with sensitive or acne-prone skin. See what Influensters are saying:

Have you tried blue tansy? How do you use this beautiful blue ingredient? Share with us your thoughts!

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