A transport molecule that helps other moisturising and nourishing ingredients in our Hydra Re-New Lip Care penetrate deeper into skin and lip tissues.
Dr Bianca Piscioneri
In last week's blog, we explored the science behind our superior and optimised chamomile extract, traceable all the way to the very fields the flowers are grown. This week, let's look at the other special ingredient in the Chamomile+Bisabolol duo used in the formulation of our Hydra Re-New Lip Care lip balm: Bisabolol.
What is Bisabolol and why is GGDS Bisabolol different?
Bisabolol is the main component of Chamomile essential oil. Most commercially available bisabolol used in cosmetic products is not natural with inferior bioactive properties - and when it is natural, it is mostly from a Brasilian plant, the candeia tree. Our bisabolol is strictly from Chamomile flower extract grown in sustainable fields in Germany, Austria and Serbia.
Bisabolol is much loved and has been used for hundreds of years. Bisabolol has been extensively studied as a natural ingredient and, with its anti-inflammatory properties, it is calming, soothing, softening and antimicrobial while also acting as a potent antioxidant to protect the skin and lips from free radical damage.
It is also known as a transport molecule as it helps to enhance the absorption of other ingredients and oils deeper into skin and lip tissue, working to nurture from within. The bisabolol in our Hydra Re-New Lip Care is highly concentrated and derived directly from chamomile, which gives it a sweet flowery aroma, and is useful in nurturing your skin with antioxidants.
"...soothing and softening and leaving the skin more supple, helping it to maintain softness and elasticity."
Bisabol also helps to disinfect the skin, moisturises deep into the skin and lip tissue. It is rich in panthenol, also known as Provitamin B5, which is an excellent humectant and emollient. It draws moisture from the air into your skin and holds onto it, not letting it dry out. It rejuvenates from within, helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles from dehydration. It is also an emollient, soothing and softening and leaving the skin more supple, helping it to maintain softness and elasticity.
With its anti-inflammatory properties, it is involved in activating proliferation of cells that are important for wound healing and for restoring the function of the skin barrier. Panthenol penetrates the lower skin layers and imbues water into the cells, retaining moisture deep into the tissues. It helps to stimulates cells that boost skin barrier function. Dry skin and lips have damaged moisture barriers, rendering skin and lips with invisible cracks which can become infiltrated with unwanted microbes. Bisabolol also has the ability to inhibit pro-inflammatory cytokines, causing a decrease in skin inflammation and overall skin irritation.
What does this mean for your skin and your lips?
Not just an ordinary chamomile extract, this Medicinal form of Chamomile+Bisabolol in our formulation is CO2 super critically and gently extracted for superior and optimum anti-inflammatory, healing and soothing effects for skin and lips. This means that, with the CO2 extraction method, the highly valuable labile matricine in chamomile is not decomposed to blue coloured chamazulene with inferior anti-inflammatory effect. This is common with steam and solvent distilled extracts of Chamomile.
"At GGDS we know and deeply understand the needs of lips and skin."
CO2 extraction means the extraction is by supercritical fluid extraction with natural supercritical carbon dioxide. A 100% natural, high pressure extraction method which preserves all the important components at their best, in their most beneficial way and in high concentrations. It is a gentle method without using solvents or leaving residues. Our extract meets the strict criteria of Natural Cosmetic Standards - COSMOS.
At GGDS we know and deeply understand the needs of lips and skin. Try our first lip product, the Hydra Re-New Lip Care lip balm, with this wonderful optimised Chamomile+Bisabolol Extract perfected with both UVB and UVA protection and our signature organic and CO2 extracted Sea-buckthorn orange berry.
Keep an eye out for other products coming soon at GGDS with these special and precious ingredient duo!