- CAS #: 84696-15-1 | EC #: 283-634-2
- Origin(s): Vegetable
- INCI name: ZINGIBER OFFICINALE ROOT EXTRACT
- Also known as Ginger Root Extract
- This spice has been used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years
- Contains antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties
- Combats skin dryness soothing the complexion
- Often used as a natural perfume for skincare products
Who can use it?
All skin types, apart from those with hyper-sensitive skin type
What is Zingiber Officinale Root Extract?
Extracted from the popular spice, ginger, although it has been used in traditional medicine for centuries to cure fever, muscle cramps and sore throats, there are some impressive skin benefits. Found in the root extract there is a biological active compound called gingerol that contains high levels of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Any redness or inflammations are significantly calmed and soothed with added moisturisation thanks to the extra amino acids, not to mention the increase in blood circulation resulting in the skin becoming firmer and looking more toned. Free radical damage caused by exposure to harmful UV rays, pollution and many more, is reduced and repaired leaving you with a nourished, rejuvenated and healthy complexion.
Side effects of Zingiber Officinale Root Extract
No side effects if the skin has a tolerance and no signs of allergy to the ingredient itself.
Scientific evidence of Zingiber Officinale Root Extract
- Ali, Badreldin H., et al. "Some phytochemical, pharmacological and toxicological properties of ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe): a review of recent research." Food and chemical Toxicology 46.2 (2008): 409-420.
- Kim, Jin-Kyoung, et al. "-Gingerol prevents UVB-induced ROS production and COX-2 expression in vitro and in vivo." Free radical research 41.5 (2007): 603-614.
- Stoilova, I., et al. "Antioxidant activity of a ginger extract (Zingiber officinale)." Food chemistry 102.3 (2007): 764-770.
- Penna, S. C., et al. "Anti-inflammatory effect of the hydralcoholic extract of Zingiber officinale rhizomes on rat paw and skin edema." Phytomedicine 10.5 (2003): 381-385.