INCI: Ruscus aculeatus root extract
What is Ruscus aculeatus root extract?
Ruscus aculeatus is an evergreen shrub commonly known as butcher's broom. The plant is found in countries across Eurasia and in some parts of northern Africa. It is a low-growing plant with flat shoots and spine-like leaves. It is commonly used as an ornamental plant. The extract is obtained from its fruits and leaves and contains compounds such as saponins, ruscogenes, and other oglycones. It is also known to possess medicinal properties.
Use & Benefits:
Skin Conditioning: Ruscus aculeatus extract functions as a skin conditioning agent in cosmetic products.
Astringent: It also functions as an astringent that constricts pores, reducing excess oil secretion and redness from the skin. This helps to prevent infections and improve the appearance of the skin.
Under-Eye Cream: Ruscus aculeatus extract is commonly used in under-eye cream preparations due to its ability to improve circulation under the eye. This helps to improve dark circles by improving blood flow under the eye.
Blood Circulation: The extract is known to enhance blood circulation, reducing redness, swelling, and inflammation from the skin.
Protective Film: When applied topically, it forms a protective film on the surface of the skin, preventing the loss of moisture from the skin.
Toner: As a toner, it cleans the skin thoroughly and enhances the astringent effect.
Skincare Products: Ruscus aculeatus extract is commonly used in the formulation of creams, lotions, gels, makeup, and other skincare products.