People who suffer from sensitive, problematic skin, such as eczema, may benefit from using skin care products containing the unique soothing herb, Cardiospermum. 

What is Cardiospermum Halicacabum?

Cardiospermum Halicacabum, commonly known as the "Balloon Vine" or “Love in a Puff”, is a plant that belongs to the Sapindaceae family. It has unique seed pods that resemble inflated balloons and black seeds with heart shapes on them. Cardiospermum is a climbing vine found most commonly in hot, humid tropical areas and is frequently grown as a beautiful ornamental plant that is able to quickly grow up a trellis or fence. Along with being a lovely addition to landscapes, there is ongoing research on the various potential medicinal properties of Cardiospermum.

Skin Care Benefits of Cardiospermum 

Most notably, Cardiospermum extracts have been used for centuries in traditional medicine for its numerous skin benefits. Some scientific evidence suggests that the plant extracts might have anti-inflammatory properties. These properties have been shown to be beneficial for effectively calming and relieving sensitive, troubled skin. The Cardiospermum also contains beneficial antioxidants and fatty acid compounds that offer additional soothing properties.

Cardiospermum in Abby Rose Skin Care Products

Several years ago, Heather Clark, founder of Abby Rose Skin Care, had the pleasure of meeting with Peter Lio, MD, board certified dermatologist and world-renowned eczema expert. Heather presented Dr. Lio with her products and asked him what he was looking for in a moisturizer. In Dr. Lio’s continued efforts to find new options for his patients, his research led him to Cardiospermum. He suggested this may be a great addition to the Soothe-X Balm™ formulation due to its long history of having tremendous skin benefits. Without hesitation, Heather set out to find a reputable source. As it turns out, Cardiospermum is mostly native to the tropics and very difficult to find. In order to control the conditions the plants are grown in and ensure the responsible and environmentally friendly approach to farming, Abby Rose Skin Care made the decision to personally grow it to guarantee the premium, organic quality.   

The combination of Cardiospermum, calendula, sunflower oil, and other powerful plant-based ingredients has made the Soothe-X Balm an effective multitasker for soothing, moisturizing, nourishing and protecting the skin barrier. It is now the number one best-seller of Abby Rose Skin Care products. The success of the Soothe-X™ Balm has since led to an expansion of the line resulting in a complete skin care kit including a balm, oil and soap. The Soothe-X ™ Oil also contains Cardiospermum and can be used head to toe as a non-greasy, lightweight lotion replacement.

Why Abby Rose Skin Care for Sensitive Skin?

What sets Abby Rose apart from other sensitive skin care brands is the extreme caution and care that is taken in the selection of the ingredients. The products are made with organic, microbiome-friendly ingredients and are free from any known skin-irritants, such as fragrances, preservatives, and other synthetic ingredients. Along with thoughtful formulation, the entire Soothe-X line has been clinically tested and awarded The National Eczema Association Seal of Acceptance™. This is awarded to products that provide benefits and improve the quality of life for people with eczema and sensitive skin. Furthermore, Dr. Peter Lio states, “Soothe-X has become a fantastic addition to my toolbox for patients. It has met several of my unmet needs and I am very grateful for it.”

Cardiospermum-infused skin care products, along with a healthy lifestyle, could be a dramatic step in the right direction when it comes to caring for your sensitive or inflammation-prone skin. 



Soothe-X™ Balm $24       Soothe-X™ Oil $18



August 23, 2023 — Taylor Keeran