Scientific name: Ruscus Aculeatus Extract
Classification: Vegetable extract
Normalizing and skin regulator.
Tales from nature
Rusco (Ruscus aculeatus), or pungitopes, is a plant of the Ruscaceae family. It is a small evergreen shrub, about 60 cm tall with very evident red berries.
The pinnacle of the leaves is pungent, for this reason the country people used rusco to keep mice away from cellars and food. The name Ruscus would be a contraction of the Latin word "Rustiscus" that Signica "delle Campaagne" and "Aculeatus" which instead means "which brings the spines".
Interesting is the tradition according to which Rusco is the symbol of the Christmas holidays, especially in northern Europe. It grows spontaneously throughout the Mediterranean basin, up to 700/800 meters above sea level.
Another custom of the Bolognese area provided that the leftovers of food were thrown under the pungitops bushes as fertilizer: hence the dialectal use of the word "rusco", Pattute.
In phytotherapy, rusco is mainly used for its vasoprotective, anti -inflammatory and diuretic properties.
Rusco extract boasts, vasoprotective, anti -inflammatory, astringent and diuretic properties. It is therefore particularly recommended as a natural remedy to encourage and stimulate blood microcirculation, for delicate skin or affected by couperose.
Within specific cosmetic formulas for skin and hair, rusco extract helps normalize skin secretions with durable regulatory effects over time, especially if associated with other natural extracts.