Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract



Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract at a glance

  • Popular in skin care for its soothing properties
  • Rich in phenolic compounds, which function as antioxidants
  • Commonly referred to as chamomile
  • Those allergic to plants in the daisy family may need to avoid this ingredient

Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract description

_Chamomilla recutita_ (matricaria) flower extract (commonly referred to as chamomile) is popular in skin care for its soothing properties. The main constituents of the flowers include phenolic compounds, primarily the flavonoids apigenin, quercetin, patuletin, luteolin, and their glucosides, all of which function as antioxidants. Adverse responses to chamomile have been reported among those who are allergic to other plants in the daisy family, in which case topical use may prove problematic. In 2018, the Cosmetic Ingredient Review Expert Panel reevaluated _Chamomilla recutita_ (matricaria) flower extract and deemed it safe as used as in cosmetics. Their report surveyed 156 products using up to 0.5% of this extract in leave-on formulas.

Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract references

  • International Journal of Toxicology, 2018, 51S-79S
  • Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology, January 2009, pages 36-40
  • Phytotherapy Research, July 2006, pages 519-530

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Ingredient ratings


Proven and supported by independent studies. Outstanding active ingredient for most skin types or concerns.


Necessary to improve a formula's texture, stability, or penetration.


Generally non-irritating but may have aesthetic, stability, or other issues that limit its usefulness.


There is a likelihood of irritation. Risk increases when combined with other problematic ingredients.


May cause irritation, inflammation, dryness, etc. May offer benefit in some capability but overall, proven to do more harm than good.


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