Best azulene-based products: Klairs, Dr. Jart, and Herbivore Botanicals amongst many others
If you've ever wanted your vanity table to be looking a little more like you're a Korean chaebol's wife, this steadily rising K-Beauty trend might just be it for you. Those ocean blue hues on your Instagram feed aren't just random color dyes for looking pretty; they're actually a result of azulene — an organic by-product of distilling chamomile. Just from hearing 'chamomile' alone, a few words should be ringing in your ears: think soothing and calming.
Azulene is a soothing ingredient that is added into beauty products for its anti-inflammatory properties to relieve dry, irritated skin. It keeps your skin hydrated and helps with diminishing wrinkles or blemishes. And from the sound of it alone, it already seems like a perfect remedy to add to our skincare routines, especially for those amongst us whose skin needs a lil' more delicate care and attention. So whether you're piqued by the skincare benefits or the pretty bottles, here's a couple of those cool-toned products for your browsing pleasure.