Levisticum Officinale Root Extract


Fragrance Synthetic and Natural

No known benefits

Levisticum Officinale Root Extract at a glance

  • Plant extract also known as lovage extract
  • Fragrant ingredient used in cosmetics
  • Can cause short-term and long-term skin sensitization
  • Also has applications in the food industry

Levisticum Officinale Root Extract description

Levisticum officinale root extract, also called lovage root extract, is a plant-derived ingredient used as a fragrance in cosmetics. It exhibits an herbal, celery-like scent. It contains phthalides and hydroxycinnamates, volatile fragrant compounds that can sensitize skin and work within skin’s layers to cause long-term damage. Beyond these volatile compounds, Levisticum officinale root extract has phenolic compounds which have antioxidant benefits. However, there are better skin care ingredients without fragrant compounds that flex antioxidant benefits without leading to skin sensitization. This root extract is also utilized in the food industry. Currently, there’s little information about its typical usage level in cosmetics.

Levisticum Officinale Root Extract references

  • International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences & Clinical Research, January 2023, pages 73–77
  • Metabolites, January 2023, pages 1–14
  • Resources, June 2020, pages 1–16

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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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