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Ruscus Aculeatus Root Extract

Also-called-like-this: Butcher’s Broom Extract
What-it-does: soothing, astringent


The extract coming from Butcher’s Broom, a common evergreen shrub in the Mediterranean countries. It is known as a  potent venous vasoconstrictor, meaning that it helps the narrowing of the blood vessels and increases the microcirculation. 

In cosmetic products, this mainly translates to being a good astringent, refreshing and toning ingredient, as well as being an anti-redness, soothing and anti-cellulate agent.

Show me some proof

  • 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.

Products with Ruscus Aculeatus Root Extract

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