Ginger Extract



Ginger Extract description

Extract from a plant in the Zingiberacae family that has research showing it has soothing and potent antioxidant activity when taken orally and when applied to skin. Ginger extract is generally considered non-volatile, meaning it doesn’t pose a risk of sensitising skin. In contrast, the oil form of ginger maintains the volatile components (ginger oil contains over 50 such components) that have the potential to aggravate skin with topical use.

Ginger Extract references

  • International Journal of Preventive Medicine, April 2013, pages S36-S42
  • Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry, June 2011, pages 1,067-1,072
  • Planta Medica, December 2007, pages 1,525-1,530
  • Fragrance and Flavor Journal, June 1988, pages 85-90

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Ingredient ratings


Proven and supported by independent studies. Outstanding active ingredient for most skin types or concerns.


Necessary to improve a formula's texture, stability, or penetration.


Generally non-irritating but may have aesthetic, stability, or other issues that limit its usefulness.


There is a likelihood of irritation. Risk increases when combined with other problematic ingredients.


May cause irritation, inflammation, dryness, etc. May offer benefit in some capability but overall, proven to do more harm than good.


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