Bisabolol is an extract and the primary constituent of the essential oil from German chamomile (Matricaria recutita).
Scientists isolate this compound specifically because it has proven to be extremely beneficial in cosmetic products.
One of the reasons why skin care formulators like bisabolol so much is that it helps increase the penetration power of other ingredients in the cream or lotion.
Tames inflammation:Bisabolol has natural anti-inflammatory properties. In fact, a number of studies have shown that it reduces inflammation and inflammatory reactions-even helping to delay redness after exposure to UV light. That means it can help soothe and calm your skin, particularly if you suffer from acne, redness, rashes, rosacea, psoriasis, sunburn, and other similar conditions. It’s an especially good ingredient for those with sensitive skin.
Provides protection and repair: Bisabolol is a potent antioxidant. It protects from the damaging effects of free radicals, and promotesskin barrier repair.
Kills germs: Bisabolol has antimicrobial properties, which means it can kill microorganisms in the product and on skin, reducing the risk of contamination in the product, and of skin infections.
Helps fade/soften fine lines and wrinkles:Bisabolol has been found to inhibit the enzymes in skin that can break down collagen, and at the same time, to stimulate collagen production. Since collagen is responsible for creating skin’s structure and shape, supporting it can help delay the appearance of aging.