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Siberian Ginseng Extract
INCI: Eleutherococcus Senticosus (Siberian
Used in firming eye Gels, skin
écolletage creams. Use 5-10%.
The quest for eternal youth, or at least the appearance of eternal youth,
is one of today's foremost motivations in the development of cosmetic
formulations. Facial moisturisers, nutrient serums and even daily cleansers
claim to contain powerful ingredients that stave off the development of
undesirable, yet seemingly inevitable extrinsic signs of aging; from wrinkles
and age spots to sagging skin.
Increasingly, consumers are turning toward cosmetic manufacturers to
assist in their battle against aging. Companies have marketed facial and
breast lifting creams that give a dramatic skin-tightening effect, offering
a temporary return to youthful-looking skin. While it is not a permanent
treatment, it offers the user an improvement in their appearance and often,
their confidence. Classically, these cosmetic creams,
lotions and serums have contained ingredients derived from bovine serum
or egg albumen. However, since the transition from animal derived products
and the threat of salmonella and mad-cow disease (Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy
or BSE), raw material suppliers have been challenged to develop plant
derived materials that exhibit the desired tightening and skin smoothing
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Aromantic has now a new raw material derived from the root of Siberian
Ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus), to meet this challenge.
Siberian Ginseng is not a 'true' Ginseng as it is only remotely related
to the 'true' Ginsengs (such as the well-known Panax Ginseng). However,
it is commonly regarded as such for its similar adaptogenic properties.
Adaptogenic herbs help the body adapt to stress from both internal and
external sources. They function to raise resistance to physical, chemical
or biological stresses and boost cell recovery, thereby normalizing the
body's physiological state.
Rich in complex polysaccharides, Siberian Ginseng has frequently been
sited as an immune stimulator used to fight infection of the skin and
lungs and as a supplement to promote overall well being. The plant itself
is believed to have been used in Chinese and Russian medicine for over
4,000 years, but it was the mid-twentieth century before Siberian Ginseng
was evaluated by Russian Scientists, where it was found to enhance physical
and mental performance.
Siberian Ginseng Extract is a 25% active, aqueous extract consisting
primarily of the complex polysaccharides and associated glycoproteins
from the root Elcutherococcus senticosus. When applied to the skin in
a cosmetic vehicle, these compounds will form an elegant film on the skin
that will tighten and smooth the treated skin immediately. This perceivable
phenomenon is due to physical changes in the polymer structure of the
polysaccharides as they dry on the skin. This gentle sensation of smooth
skin will last for hours without flaking or leaving the skin feeling overly
tight. Best of all, the use of Siberian Ginseng Extract is totally safe
There is clearly no end in sight to our search for the fountain of youth.
Some of us, in fact, will go to great lengths to conceal our aged appearance.
However, nature has provided us with numerous ways to combat the signs
of time. Siberian Ginseng Extract is a naturally derived, skin-tightening
ingredient that can help to physically 'lift' sagging skin, reducing the
appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It is also used for firming eye
gels and in skin firming serums and décolletage creams. Dosage
5 - 10% in gels, serums, eye products and Decolletage products. Always add to products when cooler than 40 deg.C.
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