Alpha-bisabolol is a botanical with claims toward being anti-microbial, anti-irritant, anti-inflammatory and soothing. This botanical is derived from the Chamomile Flower.
Bisabolol is also used as a penetration enhancer
Research has also determined that bisabolol can inhibit melanin synthesis. Melanin is a pigment that gives our skin color. Certain skin conditions as well as excessive exposure to UV radiation can lead to the overproduction of melanin, which is called hyperpigmentation. By inhibiting melanin synthesis, bisabolol can help to reduce the appearance of undesirable dark spots on the skin, leading to a brighter complexion and more even skin tone. This effect was proven in a 2010 study on 28 human subjects. After 8 weeks of treatment of the bisabolol-containing cream, the pigmented skin was significantly lightened for the majority of the subjects who tested the cream.
INCI: bisabolol, alpha-bisabolol
Solubility: ethanol, isopropanol, fatty alcohols, cosmetic oils
pH value: 3-11
Suggested usage rate: .1% - .5%