A thick, golden coloured gel that is 25% active aqueous root extract consisting primarily of the complex polysaccharides and associated glycoproteins from the root of the Siberian Ginseng plant.
Aqua, Acanthopanax Senticosus Root Extract ,Phenoxyethanol, Salicylic Acid
The individual materials that make up Siberian Ginseng Extract are listed on the Cosmetic Ingredient Database (Cosing) here.
Reduces the appearance of fine line and wrinkles on the face and body. The lifting effect is apparent in creams and lotions but is more noticeable and effective when applied in a gel or serum.
Smooths and tightens the skin so, use in pre moisturising gels or skin firming serums.
Excellent for firming up the decollete area in a toner or gel.
No direct hair care useage.
Use 5% to 10%.
Water soluble so cannot be used in oil only products.
Use under 40°C or in stage 3 (cool down stage) when making creams and lotions.
Add a little water or water soluble material slowly so that the Siberian Ginseng Extract gets looser. It can take a few minutes to completely solubilise ready for adding to your products.
It is a film forming product so it does not penetrate the skin. It is the film forming that gives the tightening feeling and effect. As such, it is best to use a gelling agent that is not too heavy, as that will also sit on the surface of the skin and may appear flaky.
As this lifting effect is cosmetic only, there is no advantage to using it in night products.
Blend with Coenzyme Q10 in a gel to get a longer term collagen lift.
None but be aware that if it is applied to the skin in several layers, it can start to look flaky.
Traditionally, egg whites used to used to get the effect of a face lift. This was particularly popular during the Second World War when eggs were rationed and it was a difficult choice to make whether to eat your egg or use some of the egg white in a facial ready for a night out.
Lifting Eye Gel
Stage 1: (room temperature)
70% Orange Blossom Water
1.1% Xanthan Gum
1% Preservative Eco
1.1% Eyebright Tincture
10% Aloe Vera Concentrate
3% Cucumber Glycerol Extract
7% Siberian Ginseng Extract
4% Arnica Oil
1% Essential Oils of your choice
Sprinkle the Xanthan Gum over the surface of the flower water and beat briefly to make a thin gel.
Combine the remaining ingredients and then add to the gel and mix thoroughly. Jar and label.
Lightly Lifting Body Lotion
Stage 1: (above 75°C)
6% White Poppy Seed Oil
3% Emulsifying Wax
Stage 2: (above 75°C)
76% Boiling Spring Water
Stage 3: (below 40°C)
6% Siberian Ginseng Extract
1% Vitamin E
1% Preservative 12
1% Essential Oils of your choice
Heat the stage 1 ingredients (fat stage) in a bain marie until above 75°C.
When stage 1 is ready, add the stage 2 ingredients (water stage) to another bowl and put on the bain marie.
Pour the stage 1 into stage 2 and keep stirring. Ensure the temperature stays above 75°C and stir for 5 minutes.
Place the bowl in a pan of cold water and reduce the temperature to below 40°C.
Add the stage 3 ingredients and blend thoroughly. Bottle and label.
For more information and guidance on making your own skin care products please see Aromantic's books and eBooks in our Publications section.
These notes are not meant to replace medical guidance and you should seek the advice of your doctor for your health matters. The formulae are given in good faith and are intended for educational purposes only. They have not been evaluated or tested in any way and Aromantic Ltd. makes no claim as to their effectiveness. It is up to the reader to ensure that any products they produce from these recipes are safe to use, and if relevant, compliant under current cosmetic regulation