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Commonly known as: Bisabolol, Alpha-bisabolol, Levomenol.
I.N.C.I. list name: Bisabolol.
Extraction process: Fractional distillation of the essential oil of Candéïa (a small tree from the Brazilian savannah), followed by a purification process.
Source: Plant (Candeia).
Botanical name: Eremanthus erythropappus.
Family: Asteraceae.
Part of the plant extracted: Wood.
Provenance, origin: Brazil.
Chemical characteristics: Alcool sesquiterpénique monocyclique insaturé ; Soluble dans l'éthanol, les alcools gras et les esters de glycérol ; Insoluble dans l'eau et la glycérine ; Masse moléculaire : 284,7 g/molecule; Density : 0.927-0.935.
Characteristics: Balm, oil, emulsion, suspension, colloidal solution, solid soap, true aqueous solution, aerosol, hydroalcoholic solution.
Dosage required in cosmetic products: From 0.05 to 1%.
Function: Masking agent, skin-conditioning agent, soothing agent.
Properties: Soothing, antioxidant, softening, anti-microbial, balancing, anti-inflammatory, purifying, depigmenting, healing.
Benefits: All skin types, particularly skin with imperfections, dry skin, irritated skin, sensitive skin, uncomfortable skin; All hair types, especially sensitive and irritated scalps, scalps prone to dry dandruff; Suitable for chapped lips.



  • Facial skincare(baumes à lèvres, crèmes hydratantes visage, masques visage apaisants, crèmes de rasage, sérums contours des yeux, lotions/after-shave balms, tinted care removers, facial cleansing products, peels, scrubs, after-sun gels);

  • Body skincare(sérums corps, baumes/beurres corps relipidants, crèmes lavantes, laits corporels après-soleil, gels douche, huiles de massage, savons surgras, crèmes/hand and foot balms, post-depilation skincare oils);

  • Hair care(soothing hair serums, shampoos);

  • Hygiene(deodorants, toothpastes);

  • Tinted care(foundations).

How to store

Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated place. Protect from heat, humidity and direct sunlight.

Contraindications and precautions for use

Alpha-bisabolol is a non-toxic active ingredient that is gentle on the skin. It does not cause allergic reactions or irritations and is therefore suitable for all skin types.

Find out more

Bisabolol was first isolated in 1951 from the essential oil of chamomile flower (Chamomilla recutita), where it is present in large quantities. It is also found in the bark of the Candeia tree (native to Brazil). Unlike synthetic bisabolol which contains the 2 enantiomers, (D)-alpha bisabolol (inactive form) and (L)-alpha bisabolol (natural, active form), plant bisabolol contains only the active form and will therefore be much more effective at lower doses. In fact, it takes twice as much synthetic bisabolol for the same effectiveness. In addition to its soothing properties, this active ingredient improves the absorption power of other active substances included in a care product. It therefore increases the effectiveness and effect of other active ingredients.