Rehmannia Glutinosa Root Extract



Rehmannia Glutinosa Root Extract at a glance

  • One of the key herbs used in traditional Chinese medicine
  • Protects skin from environmental aggressors
  • Fights factors that can lead to signs of irritation
  • May help mitigate visible signs of aging due to estrogen loss

Rehmannia Glutinosa Root Extract description

_Rehmannia glutinosa_ root extract comes from a plant native to China. It is considered one of the key herbs used in traditional Chinese medicine, especially for internal ailments. A growing body of research is demonstrating that _Rehmannia glutinosa_ root extract is an ingredient to watch when it comes to topical skin treatment as well. While its antioxidant properties protect skin from environmental aggressors, one of its hallmark traits appears to be its ability to fight factors that can trigger visible signs of irritation. One study even found that _Rehmannia glutinosa_ root extract can help mitigate visible signs of aging due to estrogen loss – making it an intriguing ingredient to consider for anti-aging formulas meant for menopausal skin. Usage levels of Rehmannia glutinosa root extract have not been firmly established for cosmetics.

Rehmannia Glutinosa Root Extract references

  • Journal of Cosmetics, Dermatological Sciences and Applications, September 2021, pages 186-203
  • Pharmacognosy Magazine, July-September 2020, pages 613-619
  • Animal Models and Experimental Medicine, September 2018, pages 194–202
  • Journal of Pharmacopuncture, June 2017, pages 81–88
  • Journal of Ethnopharmacology, March 2011, pages 37-44 and May 2008, pages 199-214

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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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