Chamomilla Recutita Matricaria (Chamomile) Flower Extract


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Chamomilla Recutita Matricaria (Chamomile) Flower Extract

Extract of the camomile (Chamomilla Recutita) flowers.

Function(s): Fragrance Ingredient; Skin-Conditioning Agent - Miscellaneous; Skin-Conditioning Agent -Occlusive; Perfuming

Other names: Bisabolol; Camomille Extract; Chamomile Extract, German; Chamomile Extract, Hungarian; Chamomile, German Extract; Chamomile, Hungarian Extract; Chamomilla Recutita Extract; Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract; Ext. Matricaria Recutita; Extr Act Of German Chamomile; Extract Of Chamomile, German; Extract Of Chamomile, Hungarian

Source:  EWG

Source: EWG

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What Is It?

Bisabolol is a colorless, thick oily liquid that is the main component of the essential oil made from the German chamomile plant. In cosmetics and personal care products, Bisabolol is used in the formulation of a wide variety of products including facial makeup, skin care and hair care products.

Why is it used in cosmetics and personal care products?

Bisabolol enhances the appearance of dry or damaged skin by reducing flaking and restoring suppleness. Bisabolol may also be used as a fragrance ingredient in cosmetics and personal care products.

Safety Information: 

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) includes German chamomile (also called Hungarian chamomile or camomile) on its list of spices and other natural seasonings and flavorings considered as Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS). The flowers of this plant on are on the list of GRAS essential oils, oleoresins and natural extractives. The safety of Bisabolol has been assessed by the Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) Expert Panel. The CIR Expert Panel evaluated scientific data and concluded that Bisabolol was safe as used in cosmetics and personal care products.

More safety Information: 

CIR Safety Review: Although Bisabolol was well-absorbed following dermal exposure, no effects were observed in a 28-day dermal toxicity study at doses higher than expected from use of this ingredient in cosmetics and personal care products. Bisabolol was negative in bacterial and mammalian genotoxicity tests, and it did not produce reproductive or developmental toxicity. The CIR Expert Panel noted that the results of oral and dermal toxicity, genotoxicity, reproductive/developmental toxicity, sensitization, and photosensitization studies showed little toxicity at levels in cosmetic formulations. Because Bisabolol may increase the skin penetration of other ingredients, the CIR Expert Panel cautioned formulators to be alert to this possibility.

Link to FDA Code of Federal Regulations for chamomile.

Bisabolol may be used in cosmetics and personal care products marketed in Europe according to the general provisions of the Cosmetics Regulation of the European Union.


CNoéma Editor