Bisabolol (Alpha Bisabolol)
Chamomile extract, also called bisabolol, alpha-bisabolol or levomenol, is a botanically-derived active ingredient that can be extracted from German Chamomile or the bark of the Brazillian Candeia tree.
Bisabolol has many benefits for stressed skin types, especially acne-prone. It has powerful anti-irritant and anti-inflammatory properties. It is also antibacterial, so it helps prevent acne bacteria from proliferating, and anti-fungal.
It's great for these skin care applications:
- Acne-prone skin
- Inflamed and sensitized skin
- Skin exposed to UV radiation and/or environmental toxins
In addition, bisabolol helps other active ingredients better penetrate the skin, making them more effective.
Bisabolol is a key active ingredient used at maximum concentration in Activist's Precious Oils Active Infusion, $64, our face oil for all skin types.
We use green chemistry and high-quality, lab-purified active ingredients to make our formulas effective. You'll find antioxidants like vitamin C and niacinamide, plant extracts like licorice root and bisabolol (chamomile), and minerals like MSM and zinc.
NO ENDOCRINE DISRUPTORS
We don't use ingredients that are contaminated with chemicals that may disrupt your hormones, including phthalates, parabens, and dioxins. We properly protect you and our products with preservatives that are proven to be safe and effective.
NATURAL BOTANICAL EXTRACTS
We consciously choose high-quality suppliers and ethical growers. Our organic floral waters are sourced from small regenerative growers in the Pacific Northwest, and our cold pressed botanical oils are produced without hexane.
INGREDIENTS WE DON'T USE
For every ingredient that meets our standards, there are dozens that don't. We base our standards on research by independent third-party leaders in consumer safety, including the Environmental Working Group and the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics.
WE DO NOT USE:
BHT (butylated hydroxytulene) and BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole)
DEA (diethanolamine) and cocamide DEA
Formaldehyde and formaldehyde-releasing preservatives
Polyethylene glycol (PEG)
Toxic sunscreen ingredients including benzophenone, PABA, avobenzone, homosalate and ethoxycinnmate