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Bisabol

Commonly known as: Bisabolol, Alpha-bisabolol, Levomenol.
I.N.C.I. list name: Bisabolol.
Extraction process: Fractional distillation of the essential oil of Candeia tree (small tree from the Brazilian savanna), followed by purification.
Source: Vegetable (Candeia).
Botanical name: Eremanthus erythropappus.
Family: Asteraceae.
Part of the plant extracted: Wood.
Provenance, origin: Brazil.
Chemical characteristics: Unsaturated monocyclic sesquiterpene alcohol; soluble in ethanol, fatty alcohols and glycerol esters; insoluble in water and glycerin ; molecular weight: 284,7 g/mol; Density: 0,927 - 0,935.
Characteristics: Balm, oil, emulsion, suspension, colloidal solution, solid soap, true aqueous solution, aerosol, hydroalcoholic solution.
Dosage required in cosmetic products: From 0.05 to 1%.
Function: Masking agent, skincare agent, soothing agent.
Properties: Soothing, antioxidant, softening, anti-microbial, balancing, anti-inflammatory, purifying, depigmenting, healing.
Benefits: All skin types especially blemished, dry, irritated, sensitive skin, uncomfortable skin; All hair types especially sensitive skin and irritated scalps, scalps prone to dry dandruff; indicated for chapped lips.

Details

Use

  • Face care (lip balms, moisturizing face creams, soothing face masks, shaving creams, eye contour serums, aftershave lotions/balms, make-up removers, facial cleansers, peels, scrubs, aftershave gels);

  • Body care (body serums, lipid-replenishing body balms/butters, cleansing creams, after-sun body milks, shower gels, massage oils, superfatted soaps, creams/balms for hands and feet, post-waxing care oils);

  • Hair care (soothing hair serums, shampoos);

  • Hygiene (deodorants, toothpastes);

  • Make-up (foundation).

Preservation

Store in a cool, dry and well ventilated place. Protect from heat, humidity and direct sunlight.

Contra-Indications and Precautions

The alpha-bisabolol is a non-toxic and soft active for the skin. It does not cause allergic reactions or irritations and is therefore suitable for all skin types.

Find out more

Bisabolol was first isolated in 1951 from the essential oil of chamomile flower (Chamomilla recutita), where it is present in large quantities. It is also found in the bark of the Candeia tree (native to Brazil). Unlike synthetic bisabolol which contains the 2 enantiomers, (D)-alpha bisabolol (inactive form) and (L)-alpha bisabolol (natural, active form), plant bisabolol contains only the active form and will therefore be much more effective at lower doses. In fact, it takes twice as much synthetic bisabolol for the same effectiveness. In addition to its soothing properties, this active ingredient improves the absorption power of other active substances included in a care product. It therefore increases the effectiveness and effect of other active ingredients.