For Health Professionals
This page has been prepared to provide literature information and its summary to health professionals for Chamomilla Recutita standardized extract, which is included in the content of Planto Baby cosmeceutical products.
Skin integrity is ensured by the physiological processes of repairing damaged tissues. The repair process has 4 phases: Homeostasis, inflammation, proliferation, remodeling. Phyto-therapeutic agents are widely used in skin repair. Aloe vera and chamomile are also included in these. Skin wounds are damages due to trauma, tears, cuts, and bruises. The repair of the wounds is a physiological process that provides skin integrity and repairs damaged tissues.
Terpenoids and flavonoids in the dried leaves of chamomile provide its medical properties. Chamomile extract or the extract obtained by boiling is used in the wound repairs. Recent studies show that the chamomile repairs wounds faster than cortisone.
TThe antioxidants contained in plants are phytoantoxidants. They are divided as polyphenols and terpenes. Polyphenols are flavonoids (such as catechin, quercetin) and stilbans (resveratrol). Terpenes are carotenoids (lycopene, beta-carotene) and essential oils (carnosol, carnosic acid).
There are three types of bioactive in many phytoextracts. These are polyphenols, flavonoids, and carotenoids. All of them show antioxidant and UV protective effect.
Usually, emulsions (w/o) are used to dermatologically treat the dry skin.
Since botanical extracts are also antioxidants, they show synergistic effect, since there are many bioactive ingredients in phyto-extracts, creams containing extracts are more effective and have fewer side effects compared to creams containing only a special antioxidant. C.officinalis and M.camomilla have been successfully used in cream formulations with their antioxidant effects.
M. chamomilla plant belongs to the Asteraceae family, the plant is used and it contains antioxidants such as alpha bisabolol and apigenin. It was observed that TEWL was reduced when the skin was treated with an emulsion (w/o) of M. chamomilla hydroalcoholic extract for 8 weeks. Since the increase in TEWL indicates cracking in the stratum corneum and the loss of intercellular lipids, this formulation probably repairs the stratum corneum and improves the moisture content of the human skin. Also, the mechanical properties of the skin are improved, i.e. the firmness level and scaling decreases.