Seeing Blue: Why This Color Is Skincare's Latest Obsession


Today  was a big day for us here at RAAW in a Jar. We were featured at our all time favorite beauty site - Scroll down to read the article: Things in our life that are blue: our nail polishes, our significant others’ eyes, and our favorite silk pajama shirt. Things in our life that are not blue (but should be): our skincare regimen. We love an exquisitely packaged product, but we’re used to a standard, neutral interior—our creams range from white to golden, with some black thrown in (love you, charcoal mask). Blue skincare,however, is about to take over, and there’s a whole slew of new products for proof. From ocean-blue face oils to soothing, buttery body balms, blue is the warmest—nay, hottest—color. Keep scrolling for two ingredients you need to know.

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We recently tried and fell in love with Raaw in a Jar’s Blue Beauty Drops ($62), partly for the fact that it looks beautiful sitting on our bathroom counter, and partly because it balances our oily skin like none other (and smells like a dream, to boot). So what exactly is blue tansy, and why is it skincare’s new darling? According to the brand’s founder, Trice Christiansen, blue tansy is a plant that is useful for treating inflamed, irritated, and damaged skin—but also happens to be great when used in a face oil for oily and combination skin. “I tested Blue Beauty Drops on a lot of my friends, and they all got the same amazing results and a much healthier glow,” she tells us.

May Lindstrom, founder of her eponymous line of luxe natural products, also touts the soothing skin benefits of blue tansy. As an eczema sufferer herself, she sought to create a product that would soothe her painful blisters. Enter her line’s cult Blue Cocoon ($160), an ultra-luxurious, blue-tinged balm that melts into a serum when massaged into the skin. “It’s essentially the most beautiful and transformative facial oil you’ve ever experienced,” she says. “It is a powerful anti-inflammatory and soothes skin in the most beautiful way, providing the perfect level of hydration and healing, eliminating redness and irritation.” Like Christiansen's Blue Beauty Drops, Lindstrom’s blue tansy–infused balm promises to work for all skin types but is especially effective in calming eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, and rosacea.

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