Rehmannia Chinensis Root Extract



Rehmannia Chinensis Root Extract at a glance

  • Limited research indicates anti-aging benefits
  • May help diminish the appearance of dark spots
  • Also known as Chinese foxglove, dihuang, or gan dihuang

Rehmannia Chinensis Root Extract description

_Rehmannia chinensis_ root extract is the extract from the roots of a plant also known as Chinese foxglove. It has long been used in traditional Chinese medicine, where it is known as dihuang or gan dihuang. Limited research shows _Rehmannia chinensis_ root extract is a source of vitamins C and D and exhibits anti-aging properties when applied topically. Some studies indicate that it can also help diminish the appearance of dark spots and uneven tone. While more research is needed, it’s certainly an ingredient to watch when it comes to plant extracts’ impact on skin health and appearance. At the time of this writing, usage level information for _Rehmannia chinensis_ root extract was not available.

Rehmannia Chinensis Root Extract references

  • Cosmile Europe, Accessed April 2023, Website
  • Neutraceuticals World, September 2019, ePublication
  • Biomedical Science Letters, January 2011, pages 55-60

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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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