Since alfalfa is first and foremost a protective ingredient, Camp says it’s “best for the prevention and treatment of aging skin.” So, it doesn’t matter what skin type you have; if you’re focused on preventing or minimizing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots, this ingredient can benefit your skin.
Marisa Garshick, MD, FAAD, board-certified dermatologist agrees, saying that even sensitive skin types can use this ingredient without fearing consequences like irritation or redness. She also says that it can be used daily.
As always though, experts recommend patch-testing new skincare products, just in case. “As with any new skin care product, it is a good idea to patch-test it on the inside of your arm if you have a history of contact dermatitis or sensitive skin,” Camp says.