What’s Blue Tansy? And Should You Add it to Your Skincare Routine?

Let’s discuss blue tansy. I’ve mentioned before that I’ve struggled with adult onset acne for the better part of a decade now. It’s been extremely irksome.

Pregnancy seems to have helped a bit (along with a new moisturizer and a bunch of other steps in my clear skin full court press) but I’ve recently become obsessed with my skincare routine. Probably because I’ve found some products that actually work have and have noticed a huge improvement as of late.

One of those products, unfortunately, is another super trendy one: blue tansy.

I say unfortunately because I really wanted to hate it. Not only because the claims were outrageous and the price point a tidbit higher than I prefer, but also because it’s so beautiful. Cynical Dana figured people are only talking about it because it looks so good on Instagram.

But dammit, I was wrong. Blue tansy seems to be helping my skin in the exact way everybody’s saying it would.

Let’s discuss.

What the hell is blue tansy?

Blue tansy is a flowering plant. Blue tansy essential oil is the oil derived from said plant. And blue tansy skin care is any skin care that includes said oil.

Apparently this plant is related to the Daisy and similar to chamomile. Er whatever. It’s also said to be a delicate plant that flowers only a short amount of time each year, in a small geographic area, making it hard to come by (read: expensive).

The blue tansy skin care craze can for sure be attributed, at least in part, to its vivid, deep blue color, which screams “I’m full of antioxidants!” and also photographs quite well.

What do they say it does?

It’s said to benefit a wide variety of skin issues from sunburn, dermatitis and ringworm, to athlete’s foot, acne and bruises. But most relevant to our discussion, is that it supposedly improves the texture of your skin, leaving it soft, smooth and flawless. (Yes, please! Give it here.)

Additional benefits are also said to include:

  • Antihistamine
  • Antimicrobial
  • Antifungal
  • Soothing and calming
  • Relieves stress
  • Repels insects

My personal review

I don’t know about any of those bullet points above but, I can say that I noticed an improvement in my skin overnight and throughout the course of a week using a blue tansy face mask.

Bridget and I had both been wanting to check out Herbivore for a while and I thought this was the perfect opportunity, since they have a gorgeous resurfacing and clarifying mask.

I was expecting (slash hoping) that it was going to go on an opaque, matte blue, a la Blue Man Group but, it was actually colorless and transparent once I rubbed it on. As the instructions said, I let sit for 15-20, then washed off with warm water and then applied my moisturizer. They also said to use it daily for the first five days and then 2-3 times per week after that, which is exactly what I did.

Herbivore’s website claims the mask will gently exfoliate, smooth and resurface skin. And I have to say, that’s exactly what it did.

After the very first use, my skin was smoother and my pores seemed noticeably smaller. After a few days, the improvement only continued. It definitely creates a tingling sensation as it dries but, for me, it went away quickly.

I really love this stuff. I’m not sure I will be using it 2-3 times a week forever, but once in a while for sure.

What about you? Have you tried blue tansy on your skin? Or in any capacity for that matter? What was your experience? Leave a comment below!

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