I have recently made a moisturizer containing 0.3% natural α-bisabolol. The formula is a comparable to that of Grahams Eczema Cream.
I've used Grahams cream years ago and experienced a slight flushing sensation about 5 minutes after application on the face. However, the cream did wonders for my skin.
My cream has the same flushing effect. Both Grahams and mine, contain 2.5% oatmeal aswell. Like Grahams, my cream leaves a smooth feeling and I can't say I dislike these sensations. It feels nothing like having an allergy. I'm just curious.
The other ingredients, like oatmeal, I've used before in the same %. I can't think of anything else that can invoke flushing. The pH of my cream is between 4.7 and 5.0. I'll give the whole formula in another thread, as I have more questions.
Does anyone know if bisabolol has vasodilating properties? I've been searching and reading safety sheets, but can't find it.
I found something , about it causing relaxation of isolated blood vessels from pigs, but no dilation.
It's remarkable, because I can't think of having used bisabolol before and I've had the flushing sensations only with these two creams. (I have no chamomile allergy, by the way.)