Ruscus aculeatus root extract

Ruscus aculeatus root extract is obtained from the roots of the Ruscus aculeatus plant, commonly called Butcher’s Broom. It is used in cosmetics and personal care products as a skin conditioning agent 1. Botanical and botanically derived ingredients used in the formulation of cosmetics are generally mild and safe.

This ingredient can be found in the following products in United States:


  1. International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook. Washington, D.C.: The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association, 2006.