These include scores of plant-derived ingredients—some of which are easily recognized. Chamomile, lavender, echinacea and grape-seed extract are all soothing ingredients. I strongly suggest you incorporate several of these into your daily regimen. With all the activity that we expect from our daily regimens, whether it is simple dead skin shedding to enhancement of our skin texture, incorporating botanicals into your regimen soothes skin. Without guaranteeing that skin is pampered and soothed, you may be at risk for irritation, which could send your skin into a state of revolution, not to mention redness and dryness.
A note about botanicals: The ingredient label will often read either ‘extract’ or ‘oil’. When a botanical is listed as an oil, this is usually perfectly safe and should not lead you to worry that it will clog your pores.