Azulene is derived from Chamomile, which has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory
properties as well as calms the skin.
I'm sharing a secret with you all here and that is Dr. Renaud Azulene Calming Rich Cream
Excuse me for not having a good picture right now, but if you follow the link you will see what it looks like + some additional info.
This is absolutely my go-to cream for anything to do with skin discomfort, be it razor burn, sunburn or even the time when I was overzealous and took my first glycolic acid experience a bit too far and had to see my GP. The doctor couldn't help me but this did.
I put on a thin layer and my skin almost breathed a sigh of relief. It took the heat right out of my skin because of the azulene and lavender components and calmed things down almost instantly.
Since then, whenever my skin is in need of deep pampering (anywhere on my face or body) this is what I use. Dry and chafing hands, face, knees, elbows, heels, wherever, whenever, this is the stuff you want.
Unless you have very very dry skin, this is not for everyday use, I certainly don't because it is soo incredibly rich.
The cream itself is more like a balm in substance, very rich as mentioned, and with a beautiful azulene blue color and an even lovelier lavender scent. I love love love lavender.
Just opening the jar and sniffing it gives me a sense of relaxation and well-being.
You need only the tiniest bit of cream so the 50 ml jar will go a looong way, and once it's applied it turns into a transparant colorless film that will sit on the skin without closing it off.
On my face, I massage it in and pat off the residue with a tissue (don't want to go to bed looking like a greaseball of course) and sometimes when I use it on my hands or feet I will apply a thicker layer and wear thin gloves or socks to bed. Charming I know, but some things are allowed in the name of beauty and good skin.
I keep a small jar of it in my kit for clients that have had makeup on all day and are in need of some pampering and I have yet to come across someone who doesn't love it.