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Panax Ginseng Root, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Powder and Panax Ginseng Root Water are ingredients made from the root of the ginseng plant . In cosmetics and personal care products, these ingredients are used in the formulation of many types of products including bath products, body and hand lotions, skin care products and eye makeup.
The following functions have been reported for ingredients made from the roots of ginseng. Fragrance Ingredient: Panax Ginseng Root Water Skin conditioning agent - miscellaneous: Panax Ginseng Root, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Powder
The roots of Panax ginseng are widely used in dietary supplements. Panax ginseng, also called oriental or Chinese ginseng, is native to China, Eastern Asia and parts of Russia. This plant is also cultivated in temperate regions.
The safety of Panax Ginseng Root, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Powder and Panax Ginseng Root Water has been assessed by the Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) Expert Panel. The CIR Expert Panel evaluated the scientific data and concluded that these ingredients were safe as used in cosmetics and personal care products. Plant derived ingredients used in the formulation of cosmetics are generally mild and safe. Prior to marketing the finished cosmetic product, the safety of each ingredient must be substantiated in accordance with 21 CFR 740.10. Safety substantiation of cosmetic ingredients may include tests for ocular and skin irritation as well as allergenicity, phototoxicity, photoallergenicity and mutagenicity, depending on the application or intended use. There is a considerable body of information about the safety of botanical ingredients and a well established history of use. These resources are consulted to ensure the safety of these materials as they are used in cosmetics.
CIR Safety Review:
The CIR Expert Panel reviewed data that indicated limited availability of ginseng saponins, which are a main component of ingredients made from Panax ginseng roots. Safety data reviewed by the CIR Expert Panel indicated that Panax Ginseng Root Extract was not a developmental toxicant and it was not genotoxic. A study completed by the National Toxicology Program provided no evidence of a carcinogenic effect. Dermal studies indicated that ingredients derived from Panax ginseng roots were not irritants or sensitizers.
Based on the data reviewed, the CIR Expert Panel concluded that Panax Ginseng Root, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Powder and Panax Ginseng Root Water were safe as used in cosmetics and personal care products.
Link National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) information on ginseng: http://nccam.nih.gov/health/asianginseng/
Panax Ginseng Root, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Powder and Panax Ginseng Root Water may be used in cosmetics and personal care products marketed in Europe according to the general provisions of the Cosmetics Regulation of the European Union.
Link to the EU Cosmetic Regulation: http://europa.eu/legislation_summaries/consumers/product_labelling_and_packaging/co0013_en.htm
In selecting plant-derived ingredients for cosmetics and personal care products, formulators rely on the extensive history of their preparation and use. Such materials have been used for a long time and, based upon this experience, extensive knowledge of their safety has been gained. In the situation of newly identified botanicals in the cosmetic industry, appropriate ocular and skin safety studies are conducted prior to release into general commerce. There are many different references that describe the isolation, use and safety of botanical preparations.
More information about botanical ingredients.
Panax Ginseng Root, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Powder and Panax Ginseng Root Water belong to a large and diverse class of materials that are not defined chemically. The majority of the materials in this class are mixtures derived from plants (herbs, roots, flowers, fruits, or seeds). In naming plants, botanists use a Latin name made up of the genus and species of the plant. For example, under this system the plant, ginseng is known as Panax ginseng C. A. Mey. where "C. A. Mey" stands for the person who first described the type of plant specimen. Plants are also known by a common name that has been handed down through generations. These common names may vary from country to country. Therefore, Latin names, which are more likely to be recognized in many countries, are frequently used on the label of a product to identify an ingredient made from plants.
Cross Reference for Common Names and Latin names for Botanical ingredient: http://www.personalcarecouncil.org/botanicals-cross-reference-latin-bino...
Find out more about the history of using plants to obtain beneficial materials:
EU Cosmetics Inventory http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/cosmetics/cosing/
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