Alpha Bisabolol Oil
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Alpha Bisabolol is a colorless to yellow oily liquid that is the main component of chamomile essential oil. It’s also present in the bark of the Candeia tree of Brazil. Scientists in the skin care industry have isolated this alpha Bisabolol specifically because it has proven benefits in cosmetic industry.
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. For instance with triglycerides, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, alpha Bisabolol ushers these ingredients more deeply into the skin.
In addition to enhancing penetration, bisabolol provides a number of other benefits to the skin
Bisabolol has natural anti-inflammatory properties. In a few studies it has shown that it reduces inflammation and inflammatory reactions-even helping to delay redness after exposure to UV light. It is therefore essential in the treatment of acne, redness, rashes, rosacea, psoriasis, sunburn, and other similar skin conditions. It’s an especially good ingredient for those with sensitive skin.
Panthenol is a key component of Bisabolol which makes Bisabolol a natural humectant. As a humectant Bisabolol helps skin hold onto moisture, so it’s less likely to dry out. It penetrates deep into the lower layers of skin, which can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Panthenol has also been seen in some studies to eliminate acne.
Bisabolol in some studies have also shown that it can help speed up cell turnover and wound healing time of sunburn, mild burns, and skin irritations.
Bisabolol has antimicrobial properties and several studies have shown it to be effective against staph, epidermidis, and corynebacteria, as well as Candida albicans. This property also means that bisabolol works as a type of deodorant! The bacteria staphylococcus epidermidis and corynebacteria both play a role in the breakdown of human sweat, which leads to body odor.
It 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.
It has been has been known to act as a powerful skin lightening agent.