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What is "Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract" and what is its purpose?

What is "Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract" and what is its purpose?

"Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract" is the I.N.C.I. name for ginger root extract. This natural ingredient is recognised for its role in preserving the health and youthfulness of the skin. Let's focus on the numerous properties and the usefulness of this ingredient in beauty care.

Published February 5, 2024, by Sandrine, Head of Scientific Communication — 5 min read

A brief overview of ginger root extract

The officinal ginger is a rhizome, that is, an underground stem adorned with adventitious roots. This plant grows in tropical regions such as China, Jamaica, and India. Of Indian origin, it is a spice cherished in Indian and Asian cuisine. Initially used in medicine and cooking, it now finds its place in the creation of beauty treatments.

The extract of ginger roots is of a light brown colour. It offers numerous benefits in phytotherapy. Apart from health benefits for the body, it also has interesting properties for the skin and hair.

The benefits of ginger root extract

This ingredient has become a staple in beauty care due to its numerous virtues for body and hair care. This rhizome is composed of starches, proteins, and fats. It contains gingerol, which is responsible for its spicy taste. This extract is known for its softening, antioxidant, cleansing, and exfoliating properties.

It is also known to enhance the appearance of the skin and hair. Its spicy scent is appreciated for perfuming or inhibiting the base smell of certain beauty treatments. Ginger root extract is suitable for the maintenance of skin and hair:

  • Benefits for the skin

It is frequently used in skincare to slow down the appearance of ageing signs. Its antioxidant content enables it to combat free radicals, which are responsible for the degradation and premature ageing of the skin. Its application on the skin slows down the formation of wrinkles and fine lines.

Ginger extract is a natural exfoliant with cleansing properties. Due to its gentleness, it can be applied to the face, and it will deeply cleanse the skin by unclogging its pores.

Suitable for all skin types, it will be particularly appreciated by combination to oily skins. It will regulate sebum production to prevent excessive production. Thanks to this ability, ginger root extract can be used in the formulation of creams, serums or oils for the body and face.

It is also found among the basic ingredients of treatments that reduce cellulite. Its application on the skin promotes the elimination of toxins and diminishes the appearance of cellulite.

  • Benefits for the hair

Ginger extract aids in promoting hair growth. Not only does it stimulate hair growth, but it also helps to limit hair loss.

You can reap the benefits of ginger extract through our densifying scalp treatment. This is a natural remedy designed to limit hair loss and add volume. The ginger extract works to reduce the risk of alopecia and restore vitality to the hair fibre.

In which skincare products can one find ginger root extract?

Thanks to its numerous benefits for the body, ginger root extract is found in various skin and hair care products:

  • Body and face creams;

  • Facial Serums;

  • Body and face oils;

  • Densifying serums for hair.


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