Chamomile is a gentle herb known for its anti-inflammatory effects on the skin. It is often ingested as a tea to calm the nervous system and digestive tract, and is mild enough to be administered to babies with colic. It could help to reduce redness and can be soothing when applied to inflamed skin. Because it has been used so widely for such a long time, chamomile is one of the few herbs that has been included in clinical trials to look into its effectiveness in skincare. Most documented studies have been completed in Germany using a chamomile cream or ointment. In one trial with humans, chamomile was found to have an effect that was 60% as active as 0.25% hydrocortisone when applied topically. In another trial, the chamomile ointment was effective in reducing dermatitis following a single application of sodium lauryl sulfate (Brown & Dattner, 1998). Chamomile hydrosol like chamomile extract, it is known to offer anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidizing properties.