If there’s something that will draw me to a product is has to be its colour, it’s packaging, it’s label, and like I’ve expressed before, it’s ingredients. So, when I come across a product that contains an ingredient I’ve not looked into before I just have to know everything about it from what it does and where it comes from to what it’s going to do for my skin and if its something we should all invest in. This week I’ve been looking into 2016 trending ingredient in the U.S, blue tansy, following a recent purchase of Measurable Difference Blue Tansy Sleeping Oil (£5.99, in-store TKMaxx). I don’t usually buy my skincare products from here but sometimes they’ll have that piece of gold product you just have to get your hands on and this was definitely one of them. I’ve recently touched upon this purchase in my ‘get that natural glow: the best oils and serums’ piece.
What is blue tansy?
The deep inky-blue oil is non-toxic, and extremely powerful, in aromatherapy as it is actually an essential oil. It is a flowering plant within the chamomile family which is known for it’s soothing and calming properties – perfect if you suffer from eczema, dermatitis, and irritated skin in general. It acts as an antibacterial, antihistamine, and anti-inflammatory that helps relax the nervous system – think anti-anxiety for your skin – and also assists in detoxifying the body.
Where can I buy?
If you’ve already heard of blue tansy then it’s probably due to Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil (£45), a rich night-time treatment also containing retinol to work towards reducing the appearance of ageing, hydrate, and stimulate cells to encourage repair and renewal.
The reason for this post, and the focus on blue tansy is due to my recent find on the Measureable Difference Blue Tansy Sleeping Oil (£5.99, the cheapest of the three). If my skin is stressed, and myself, I like to indulge in the oil to help transform my skin from a red and itchy state to a bright, soothed and calm complexion. I managed to find this in TKMaxx – I’ can’t seem to find it online but check your local store.
Skincare products containing blue tansy are actually quite limited as there aren’t a lot of them but when I came past Herbivore Botanicals – Blue Tansy Resurfacing Clarity Face Mask (£36.75), I immediately wanted to try it. Everyone knows I love a good face mask so having this mixed with my ingredient focus of the week just seemed perfect. The cooling gel mask works the skin by exfoliating, smooth, and resurfacing with natural ingredients including white willow bark, a natural BHA that helps shed the top layer of skin, aloe leaf, a natural salicylic acid that helps unclog pores and soothe the complexion, and of course blue tansy. *Adds to basket*
Should we invest?
Looking into the different skincare options, and the original uses of blue tansy, this is something I would definitely add into my skincare routine. It destresses, relaxes, and soothes the skin, and gives you a perfect night’s sleep. I have combination skin which means I get the best of both worlds (yay!) and during the summer it can be oily and through the winter it’s more on the dry side so at the moment I’m using my night oil every other night whereas in the summer I usually drop this down to 1-3 times a week.