Exfoliating dead skin cells brightens the complexion and makes skin look and feel fresh, smoothes textures, improves skin tone and helps unclog pores. Dead keratinocytes (skin cells) are opaque- so light flattens against them, leaving skin looking dull.
Crushed chamomile buds also contain anti-inflammatory properties that work through the inhibition of histamine release from the clogged follicles. By preventing this important step in the inflammatory cascade, the crushed buds can help prevent and even reduce inflammatory acne lesions. Chamomile has also been clinically proven to reduce the appearance of acne scars as well. The anti-oxidants soothe redness. Aloe vera powder contains aloe-emodin, arginine, magnesium, salicylates, serine, vitamin C, and complex polysaccharides including acemannan, which is a powerfully soothing component.
Organic Horse Chestnut is complex plant that is used as a toner for acne prone skin as well as an anti-aging powerhouse! High in vitamin C, it increases blood flow to the skin and inhibits the breakdown of Hyaluronic-Acid-- a main component in tissue repair. Horse Chestnut treats acne by inhibiting sebacious oil gland activity while reducing the spread of bacteria. Aside from inhibiting bacteria growth, Horse chestnut also contains a saponin called escin, which has anti-inflammatory properties.