When it comes to treating rosacea, the key is reducing the redness. Avoiding harsh chemicals, wearing a good sunscreen (at least SPF 30), practicing good skin care routines are all important to help treat this debilitating skin ailment.1 In addition, using the right products can also make a big difference.
This wonder ingredient is quickly becoming one of the most talked about ingredients in the fight against rosacea. And for good reason. Read on to learn more about this natural powerhouse.
What is Beta-Thujaplicin?
Extracted from Western Red Cedar trees, Beta-Thujaplicin is an organic, essential oil that provides quite a few benefits when it comes to combatting rosacea. Discovered in the 1930s, it was first used for medicinal purposes before it was discovered to work wonders at targeting inflammatory redness and blemishes seen in common skin conditions.2
Benefit #1: It’s Anti-inflammatory
Among its many benefits, Beta-Thujaplicin is a powerful anti-inflammatory. Meaning, it helps inhibit the body’s negative response and blocks the effects of certain enzymes that contribute to inflammation. So for highly inflammatory skin conditions, like rosacea, Beta-T can help reduce the appearance of facial flushing, irritated skin, and bumps.3
Benefit #2: It’s a Natural Antioxidant
Another one of Beta-Thujaplicin’s many benefits is that it’s a potent antioxidant. It works by quenching free radicals from the environment and inflammatory processes while limiting the skin damage that they can cause. It also boosts the skin’s natural ability to resolve redness and heal—an absolute must for rosacea sufferers.4
Benefit #3: It’s Antibacterial
Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antibacterial? Yes, Beta-Thujaplicin does it all, destroying bacteria (or at the very least suppressing its growth) while keeping the skin’s microbiome in—made up of both good and bad bacteria—in check. Just another reason rosacea-prone skin loves Beta-T.5
As you can see, Beta-Thujaplicin is a total superstar ingredient for rosacea sufferers. Not only does it check all the boxes when it comes to tackling the symptoms, it does a powerful job in the gentlest way possible. If you have rosacea and Beta-T sounds like something you’d like to try, speak to your dermatologist to make sure that it’s right for you.
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