Ruscus Aculeatus Root Extract

Ruscus Aculeatus Root Extract

RATING: EXCELLENT

  • CAS #: 84012-38-4 | EC #: 281-682-9
  • Origin(s): Vegetable
  • INCI name: RUSCUS ACULEATUS ROOT EXTRACT

Quick Facts

  • Also known as Butcher’s Broom Extract
  • Extracts of the Butcher’s Broom, an evergreen shrub found in Mediterranean countries
  • Contains anti-inflammatory and anti-irritant ingredients to help soothe the skin
  • Has astringent properties in them to help contract and clear the skin, often found in toners
  • Known for being able to provide anti-redness benefits

Who can use it?

Any who perform a patch test for 24 hours before applying it all over the skin without any signs of irritation or skin reaction.

What is Ruscus Aculeatus Root Extract

Derived from the evergreen shrub found in many Mediterranean countries, the ruscus aculeatus root extract is most popular for how it can work wonders when formulated into eye creams and helping to reduce the appearance of dark circles under the eyes. It contains huge amounts of anti-inflammatory and astringent properties and helps keep the skin soothed with all signs of irritation reduced. Also often found in cleanser ruscus aculeatus root extract can give the complexion a smoother over-all appearance with enlarged, clogged pores significantly improved and oily skin controlled. All of this whilst still remaining gentle on the skin and not causing any further irritation or allergies.

Side effects of Ruscus Aculeatus Root Extract

No known side effects but if you have sensitive or problematic skin, it is advisable to consult with a doctor or dermatologist.

Scientific evidence of Ruscus Aculeatus Root Extract

  • Maswadeh, Hamzah M., Mohammad H. Semreen, and Ahmad R. Naddaf. "Anti-inflammatory activity of Achillea and Ruscus topical gel on carrageenan-induced paw edema in rats." Acta Pol Pharm 63.4 (2006): 277-280.
  • Hexsel, Doris, and Mariana Soirefmann. "Cosmeceuticals for cellulite." Seminars in cutaneous medicine and surgery. Vol. 30. No. 3. Frontline Medical Communications, 2011.
  • Berg, D. "Venous constriction by local administration of ruscus extract." Fortschritte der Medizin 108.24 (1990): 473-476.

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