What is Butcher's Broom?

Ruscus Aculeatus is an extract derived from a Mediterranean shrub more commonly known in the skincare world as Butcher’s Broom. Butcher’s Broom has great antioxidant properties and is proven as a venous vasoconstrictor i.e. it helps strengthen blood vessels to improve microcirculation. This makes Butcher’s Broom a great ingredient for treating swollen, red skin.

Skin benefits of ​Butcher's Broom

Butcher's Broom will help reduce redness by constricting blood vessels and capillaries. This will give a cooling and soothing effect on the skin

Butcher's Broom helps alleviate the symptoms of skin irritation by calming, soothing and conditioning skin

Butcher's Broom helps to unclog pores and remove oiliness from the skin. This makes it good for treating acne and breakouts.

Derived from nature, Butcher's Broom has great antioxidant benefits to protect skin against daily pollutants

Why We Use Ruscus Aculeatus Extract (Butcher’s Broom)

“We chose Butcher’s Broom for our Calming Serum as we wanted a multifunctional serum that treated a number of skin conditions such as redness, broken capillaries, rosacea and inflammation from acne or breakouts. Butcher’s Broom is a great addition to the formula as its gets to work on the redness and irritation, offers protection and is good at keeping skin clear and smooth. It's great at calming skin redness, especially after UV exposure - something I personally experience often.” - Shelley Martin, Co-Founder & New Product Development Lead

Butcher’s Broom Skincare Products

Who Butcher’s Broom Is Best For

Suitable for all skin types including sensitive and senitized skin.

Acne suffers will benefit from Butcher’s Broom as it will decongest pores, calm irritation and smooth skin. It will also benefit those with broken capillaries, swelling e.g. puffy eyes or high levels of redness.

Before and After Using Butcher’s Broom

Take a look at some of our real before and afters taken by customers who used SKINICIAN Calming Serum containing Butcher's Broom: