What is Bisabolol?
In Lithuania where I grew up, we had hand cream with Chamomile, and chamomile tea was very popular too. But it is a actually great for facial skin care too!
Chamomile is so much more than our favourite herbal tea – it contains a wonderful little thing called Bisabolol too. This ingredient acts as an anti-inflammatory that helps to calm and soothe your skin. Colourless with a subtle, floral fragrance, it can help the skin to absorb other active ingredients more effectively (we just love a team player). Due to its perceieved skin-healing properties, Bisabolol has been used in cosmetics for hundreds of years.
Bisabolol is naturally present in German Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla or Matricaria recutita), as well as the bark of the Candeia (Vanillosmopsis erythropappa) tree of Brazil, which is the primary global source of this ingredient. Recently, manufacturers have also begun crafting in a lab as a nature-identical ingredient in order to prevent deforestation of the rainforests in Brazil.