The Cool Reason Some of the Best Skin Care Products Are Blue

It’s hard not to notice: Blue is the current hue making it big in the skin-care world. And this isn’t some do-nothing additive to give a product a pop of color; this blue—in the form of blue tansy oil—is an ingredient with some big-time benefits (some studies even suggest the essential oil has the power to provide stress relief). “Blue tansy contains a high amount of azulene,” explains Victoria Fantauzzi, cofounder of La Bella Figura, a line that uses the ingredient in its products. “The chemicals that comprise azulene mildly inhibit the actions of the immune system and clinical studies have shown this to reduce inflammation rapidly. Azulene is what provides blue tansy with the rich blue hue that has been so popular in skin care lately.” Here are 5 of our favorites.

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1/5

Sunday Riley Luna Sleep Oil ($105)
There is not enough space on this page to go over all the amazing benefits this oil provides. You literally go to bed and wake up with better-looking skin—no strings attached. The blue tansy the bottle packs in is healing and smells like tea; German chamomile rounds it out to give it a really deep hue.


2/5

Herbivore Blue Tansy Resurfacing Mask ($48)

All you need is a thin layer of this tingling-blue mask to work some serious magic. It’s an effective exfoliator, yet gentle enough to reduce redness and deliver a fresh glow.  

3/5

May Lindstrom The Blue Cocoon ($160)

This multitasking balm is the ultimate in works-instantly hydration. It calms irritable skin and seems to just relax the senses the second you apply it.


4/5

Kahina Facial Cleanser ($56)

This lightweight washes-clean cleanser works hard to remove impurities—as well as doing a number on eye makeup. Argan oil and blue tansy from Morocco round out the formula to leave skin feeling supersoft with a hint of an herbal fragrance.


5/5

La Bella Figura Decouverte Eye Repair Serum ($115) 

Healing botanicals of Barbary fig seed oil, vitamin A, rosehip, linoleic acid and omega-3 help repair tired eyes and brighten them, while azulene-rich blue tansy provides anti-inflammatory benefits to help calm puffiness.


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  • Shoeshine
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    Why, oh why, does every "best new product" always have to be so much more than we ordinary, not rich women can afford. I'd love to be able to use these products, I'm a bit of a new beauty products fanatic, but I'd have to go back to work to try any of these. I finally just retired! Guess I'm stuck with drugstore products, and sometimes even those aren't very affordable!