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Everything You Need to Know About Bisabolol

Bisabolol, also known as Alpha-Bisabolol or Levomenol, is a colourless, viscous oil that is a major component of the essential oil derived from German Chamomile. This nourishing ingredient has been used for hundreds of years as a topical skincare agent due to its strong anti-inflammatory, anti-irritant and anti-microbial properties. Today, you can find it in a variety of products that you most likely use everyday such as moisturisers, eye creams, sunscreens and cleansers to help minimise redness and discomfort. Want to incorporate this calming and soothing ingredient into your regime? Here’s how…

Serum

If your skin is prone to redness or becomes irritated easily, especially post-cleanse, then the Bisabolol infused Skincity Essentials Hydrating Serum Oil will answer all of your prayers. When applied, it melts into the skin, hydrating dry patches and strengthening the moisture barrier to restore calm and comfort. The star ingredient Bisabolol instantly minimises irritation to balance the complexion and leave it feeling supple.

Moisturiser

It can be tricky to find the perfect moisturiser for your skin if you’re very sensitive to most products, but finding a cream that is packed with Bisabolol will not only hydrate your skin but soothe and comfort it every time. BABOR’s Essential Care Sensitive Cream is an ultra-calming formula which combines Allantoin with Aloe Vera and Bisabolol to ensure your skin feels balanced and nourished all day long. When used regularly, you can expect to see a reduction in redness and irritation thanks to this gentle product.

Sunscreen

Finding a comfortable, non-greasy sunscreen can be a challenge at the best of times, but when you’re battling recurring inflammation and oiliness, it can feel almost impossible to pick the right product for your skin type. But look no further than the Jan Marini Physical Protectant SPF45 which uses a blend of physical filters and antioxidants to protect the skin against premature ageing and photo-damage. Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide block the sun’s harmful rays while Green Tea Extract and Bisabolol work hard to provide free radical protection and nurture the skin while controlling sebum production to leave a matte surface. 

Eye Cream

It’s time to transform that delicate eye area with the Truly Transforming Brightening Eye Cream from Instytutum. This super-rich formula contains a cocktail of calming Bisabolol, plumping Shea Butter and energising Caffeine to take care of inflammation and puffiness around the eyes. When applied, this moisturising cream blankets the eye area in gentle hydration while plumping fine lines and reinforcing the epidermal barrier to improve the skin’s overall health and balance. 

Mist

If you’re just looking for something quick and easy that can be spritzed over your face to alleviate signs of inflammation, choose the UltraCalming Mist from Dermalogica. This lightweight formula envelops the skin in a soothing blend of Oat Extract, Bisabolol and Aloe Vera to reduce redness on contact and restore balance throughout the day. Once applied to the skin, the combination of calming ingredients work deep within the skin to interrupt inflammation triggers that can cause sensitivity while helping to minimise burning and stinging sensations that can cause discomfort.

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