Bisabolol is an active principle still little known to the general public. However, it has very interesting virtues as a pharmaceutical or cosmetic ingredient. As such, more and more products integrate bisabolol into their formulations, all sectors.
In this article, we detail this wonderful ingredient: origins, properties and uses.
The origin of bisabolol
Also called “levomenol” or “(L)-alpha bisabolol”, bisabolol is found in its natural state in many plants: wild chamomile (chamomile recutita), Beilsehmiedia costaricensis (tropical tree), the bark of Candeia (Vanillosmopsis erythropappa, Brazilian endemic tree), Salvia runcinata (variety of sage), Anemia tomentosa (type of fern), Pogostemon (family of aquatic plants), etc.
For purists, it is precisely a “unsaturated monocyclic saquiterpenic alcohol”. It is obtained through the distillation of some essential oils, such as wild camomile.
Sensory of bisabolol: texture, smell, color
Bisabolol has an oily and liquid texture. It is colourless (or sometimes very pale yellow) and has a very slight flowery smell. Its texture also promotes absorption of certain molecules and other active substances.
The properties of bisabolol
Bisabolol and cosmetology
Bisabolol is the ally of sensitive and weakened skin, since it is renowned for its healing, soothing, restorative, softening, anti-fungal, anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties. It is often incorporated into creams, balms and oils: chapped lip care, after-sun milks, after-shave lotions, hand and foot creams, and even baby cosmetics due to its mildness and its non-toxic!
bisabolol and health
On the health side, bisabolol has also proven itself, in particular thanks to its ability to act against bacterial proliferation and certain types of fungi (eg candida albicans). It is thus found in certain oral and dental products intended to fight against halitosis (bad breath phenomenon) or gingivitis (inflammation of the gums). Scientists are now looking into other of its properties, in particular the protection of neurons and the stomach.
Grangettes Switzerland et le bisabolol
If you know our Swiss brand of sensory and effective cosmetics, you already know that we are committed to respecting health and the environment. We have developed a charte 100% clean and we don't use any controversial ingredients. OUR excellent rating on cosmetic rating platforms such as Yuka prove it!
Bisabolol is an ingredient of choice in the formulation of organic care: natural, gentle, non-toxic… The one we use is 100% plant-based and comes from ethical production methods that respect the planet.
Effective at low doses, it treats and repairs the skin in depth. Won over by its effectiveness and gentleness, we use it in the following products:
Discover our soothing face cream, which contains bisabolol.