There are a lot of sexy sounding ingredients in skincare, especially lately. One of them is blue tansy. I always sit up and notice when I see an ingredient popping up in products across multiple lines and blue tansy is one of those popper uppers.
Ok, so what is blue tansy?
Blue Tansy is derived from a yellow flower that can only be found in Morocco and is similar to chamomile. It is anti-inflammatory as well as antibacterial, antiviral, anti-fungal and even anti-histamatic. It is rich in azulene, which gives it it’s pretty blue hue. In an ingredient list, it’s usually listed as tanacetum annuum. Blue tansy has a sweet, herbal scent that I really like. Herbivore Blue Tansy Mask
While this is best suited to oily/combo skin types, and I am notoriously dry, I still found good use for this in the weeks leading up to my period. If my skin is ever a hint oily, it’s during this time and breakout-prone as well. I find this mask really calms inflammation of active blemishes and soothes with the help of Azulene. It’s cooling and feels really nice.
It also does double duty as it contains both AHAs and BHAs to exfoliate and clarify, another reason it makes for a great mask during PMS time.
Because I am dry, and my skin can feel especially tight and uncomfortable after masks not suited to my skin type, I like to use this more in my t-zone and avoid the perimeter of my face. The only thing I really don’t like is that it’s difficult to remove. You’re going to need a warm wash cloth because it’s like trying to rinse jello off your face. It’s also something you’ll want to do at night as it can really leave a subtle blue tint to the skin!
Herbivore Lapis Oil
In addition to blue tansy, Lapis Oil also contains a lot of other oils amazing for the skin like plant-based squalane and kukui nut oil that helps with oil control.
If like me, you raised an eyebrow at the inclusion of coconut oil, (comeegenic for some), be aware that fractionated coconut oil has a lower comedogenic rating than regular coconut oil because the long-chain fatty acids are removed, making it less oily.
Texture wise, It’s a lighter weight oil that is best for those who don’t like a heavy feel. I’ve been using this at night when I’m experiencing breakouts, redness and just overall pre-period BS.
Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil
I probably don’t need to keep telling you how amazing this is but I will. Luna contains both anti-aging retinol and blue tansy. It gives you brighter, fresher skin while you sleep and I just adore it. I’ve professed my undying love to it here and here. It’s expensive, but worth it.
LimeLight by Alcone Must Dew
This one is confusing for me. This $28 oil shares 6 ingredients with my beloved $105 Luna Sleeping Oil. The confusing part is that I suspected that it caused chin breakouts for me, and other times it did not. The only ingredient I’ve pin pointed could be the issue is shea butter but then again, I’ve used other products that contain it with no issue. I just wanted to include this, despite my concerns, because the price is an amazing value for the super solid ingredient profile.
I think I might try using it as a cleansing oil too. I have mixed a pump into my regular cleanser to break down heavier makeup and it does a nice job with that! I love the scent of it and the way it mixes with foundations for a dewy effect. Pacifica Super Flower Rapid Response Face Oil
This is easily your budget-friendly buy. I don’t know that you can find a blue tansy skin oil for less. It also contains brightening rose oil and skin-friendly jojoba and argan oils too. It’s very lightweight in feel so would be a great beginning oil for someone on the fence about using a face oil in their routine. At it’s $16 price point, it’s also a great intro blue tansy oil to make sure you like the ingredient! May Lindstrom Skin The Blue Cocoon Beauty Balm Concentrate
If the Pacifica oil is your budget pick, May Lindstrom’s is most certainly your when-you-win-the-lottery pick. I’m including it because I want to try it now after totally falling in love with founder May Lindstrom in this interview. I want to be her and I want to use what she uses. I think you will too. From the interview, I learned that May is also passionate about blue tansy, so we already have that in common and that the ingredients used in her products are of the highest quality.
Beyond blue tansy, Blue Cocoon contains camellia seed oil, shea butter, cacao seed butter, marula oil, and essential oil standbys myrrh, lavender and frankincense. I suspect a little goes a long way so you’d at least get months of use from the 1.69 oz. jar.Blue Moon Tranquility Cleansing Balm
I’m super curious about what appears to be Sunday Riley’s version of the May Lindstrom Blue Cocoon above. It is also a balm concentrate texture, but at a way more affordable price point for about twice the product. Blue Moon contains, in addition to blue tansy of course, cocoa butter, moringa oil (also found in my favorite hair product ever, Verb Ghost Oil), and various citrus oils. I absolutely love Sunday Riley products so I’ve got to try this one next.
I’ve been really enjoying blue tansy in my skincare routine and if you’re looking to soothe inflammation especially, I think you might too! Hopefully there’s a blue tansy product here that fits your budget and your style.
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