Understanding Celtic Skin: Unique Needs and Solutions with Colorado Aromatics

Celtic Skin can be dry and sensitive. Celtic skin is not limited to people of Irish descent, but also Scottish, British and Welsh people as well as northern Europe have similar skin problems. These skin problems include higher rates of rosacea, skin cancer and keratosis pilaris (a build up of keratin on the hair follicles).

For those of Irish or Celtic descent, caring for sensitive skin is a top priority due to its predisposition to sun damage and other issues. Here at Colorado Aromatics, we understand the unique needs of Irish skin and offer solutions tailored to address them effectively.


Irish skin is known for its fair complexion, freckles, and tendency to burn easily in the sun. This susceptibility to sun damage is primarily due to lower levels of melanin, the pigment responsible for protecting the skin from harmful UV rays. Additionally, a Celtic complexion tends to be more sensitive, prone to irritation, rosacea, and hyperpigmentation.

Red Haired Irish Woman with Roses

Beyond sun sensitivity, individuals of Celtic descent may also contend with other skin concerns such as dryness, redness, inflammation and heat rash. These issues can be exacerbated by factors like harsh weather conditions, pollutants, and inadequate skincare routines.

At Colorado Aromatics, we recognize the importance of gentle yet effective skincare solutions for sensitive Irish skin. Our products are thoughtfully crafted using natural ingredients known for their soothing and protective properties. There are several herbs that are very helpful for the Irish skin type.

Herbs for Irish Skin Include:

  1. Calendula: This botanical extract is known for soothing irritated skin and promoting faster recovery from sunburns. Calendula helps the skin stay moisturized and promotes collagen production to reduce wrinkles. Calendula is also packed with carotenoids which help both acne prone skin and aging skin.

  2. Green Tea: Packed with antioxidants, green tea helps to neutralize free radicals and reduce inflammation, making it a valuable ingredient for calming sensitive skin and combating signs of aging. It is particularly good for sun damaged skin.

  3. Lavender: Known for its calming aroma and skin-soothing benefits, lavender helps to alleviate redness and irritation while promoting relaxation and stress relief. 

  4. Fennel: Rich in vitamins and minerals, fennel extract aids in hydration and  reducing hyperpigmentation.

  5. Yarrow: With its astringent and anti-inflammatory properties, yarrow extract helps to tighten pores, reduce excess oil production, and soothe inflammation. It's particularly beneficial for those with sensitive skin prone to redness and irritation, providing relief and promoting a more balanced complexion.

  6. Red Clover: Isoflavones in red clover help firm the skin.Antioxidants and vitamins in red clover help protect the skin against environmental stressors and premature aging. It aids in improving skin texture, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and promoting a youthful glow.

  7. Rose Petal: Rose petal is known for its hydrating, toning, and rejuvenating properties for skin. Rose extracts help to maintain the skin's moisture balance, leaving it soft, supple, and radiant. Rose petal extract also has anti-inflammatory benefits, making it suitable for calming irritation and redness.Parsley leaves

  8. Parsley: Parsley is rich in carotenoids or vitamin A compounds as well as vitamin K. It can reduce inflammation and provide antioxidants to skin.

Incorporating products infused with these ingredients into your skincare routine can help protect Irish skin against environmental aggressors while promoting a healthy, radiant complexion. Whether you're dealing with sun sensitivity, dryness, or redness, Colorado Aromatics offers a range of solutions designed to meet your specific needs.

Here are some products we recommend for Celtic skin.

Eye Renew Tea Bags with parsley and fennel.

Eye Renew Tea Bags

Aspenglow Facial Balm with rose petals, red clover, and calendula.

Springtide Face Cream with Calendula, green tea and fennel.

Yarrow Oil Cleanser with yarrow and red clover.

Lavender or Rose Face and Body Mists distilled on our farm.

Embrace your Irish heritage and treat your skin to the care it deserves with Colorado Aromatics. With a holistic approach to skincare rooted in the power of herbs, Colorado Aromatics invites you to unlock the secret to healthy, luminous skin.

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