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FSS Ginger Mint Extract Cooling
FSS Ginger Mint Extract Cooling


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Product Code: FSS10405PF

FSS Ginger Mint Extract Cooling:
2 oz
8 oz
1 kg (2.2 lbs)
10 kgs (22 lbs)


FSS Ginger Mint Extract Cooling - Preserved with Leucidal Liquid

Summers seem warmer now than ever. On those long, hot days there is nothing better than a cool and refreshing drink to invigorate and revitalize the senses. The same holds true for our skin, which can also benefit from a little cool down. With that in mind we developed a unique blend of ginger root and peppermint leaf extracts that is designed to provide a pleasant cooling effect which can help our skin feel refreshed regardless of the temperature. It will also deliver a sensory benefit to topical applications. Using a sensory component in cosmetics will allow the consumer to perceive instantaneous results to help reinforce the benefits associated with a finished product. Peppermint is a flowering plant that grows throughout Europe and North America. It has been used historically for the treatment of numerous health conditions including common cold symptoms, cramps, headaches and nausea. Now a days, peppermint leaf extract is particularly useful for its excellent stimu­lating and cooling properties.

Peppermint’s cooling properties are attributed to its concentration of menthol, a waxy, crystalline organic compound. Menthol has been shown to activate a cold sensitive receptor called Transient Receptor Potential Cation Channel sub­family M member 8 (TRPM8). This protein regulates the movement of ions across the membranes of cells. Just like only certain keys can open a lock, only certain stimulants can open the ion channel and access the cell. TRPM8 opens in the presence of cold temperatures and menthol allowing Na+ and Ca+ ions to enter the cell. The entrance of these cations into the nerve cells changes their electrical charge and also the information that is sent from these cells to the central nervous system thus leading to the perception of cold. For this reason ingredients containing peppermint are widely used to refresh and cool the skin.

The other component of this unique blend is Ginger Root Extract. Ginger is an exotic plant with highly aromatic flowers. It originated in tropical Asia where it was used not only as a spice for culinary purposes but as an infal­lible remedy for colds, digestive problems and motion sickness. Ginger’s main active components are volatile oils and phenolic compounds, which give the root its distinct flavor and aroma. However [6]-Gingerol is the major phenolic ketone found in ginger root, for this reason most of the research conducted on ginger is focused on gingerols.

Gingerols have been shown to exhibit dose-dependent anti-inflammatory activity. This phytocompound acts by inhibiting UV-B induced expression and transactivation of COX-2, an enzyme responsible for inflammation and pain.As a result, when applied to the skin, this phytocompound can re­duce redness, puffiness and itchiness. A study conducted by the department of Dermato-Immunology of the Catholic University of South Korea showed that [6]-Gingerol also helped prevent UVB-induced ROS formation1which suggests that this compound may also provide antioxidant benefits. There are of course other benefits to using ginger in cosmetics. The rhizome can also help revive and renew the skin which is why we were interested in add­ing it to our product. This botanical is also a favorite ingredient amongst consumers as it is considered to be both familiar and exotic.

FSS Ginger Mint Extract Cooling was specifically designed to provide a lovely cooling sensation on the skin. Its effectiveness was determined by an in-vivo sensory study that was conducted on 15 volunteers between the ages of 24 and 52 years old. In the study the subjects applied a lotion containing 5% FSS Ginger Mint Extract Cooling on their forearms and rubbed it in for 5 seconds. Afterwards the volunteers were asked to rate the cooling sensa­tion that they perceived according to the parameters shown in table 1. Based on our results, we can confirm that FSS Ginger Mint Extract Cooling is capable of providing an immediate perceivable cooling benefit on the skin. For this reason the unique ingredient is ideal for use in cosmetic applications designed to revitalize and refresh the skin, especially after a warm day in the sun or as a morning pick-me-up.

INCI Nomenclature:

Water & Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract & Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract

Suggested Use Levels:


Suggested Applications:

Sensory, Cooling


Light to Medium Amber Liquid

pH: (Direct)


Protected from direct light and humidity at a temperature of 50°-77°F (10°-25°C)
Shelf life: 12 months, properly stored, in sealed container.

This product should be added to a formulation at the recommended usage rate.


1. Kim, J. et al. (2007) “[6]-Gingerol prevents UVB-induced ROS production and COX-2 expression in vitro and in vivo” Free Radical Research, Volume 41, Issue 5-2007, pg. 603-614.

2. Grzanna, R. et al. (2005) “Ginger – An herbal medicinal product with broad anti-inflammatory actions”. Journal of Medicinal Food. Volume 8

3. Bautista, D., et al. (2007) “The menthol receptor TRPM8 is the principal detector of environmental cold” Nature Magazine. 448, 204-208

4. Anderson, D., et al (2004) “TRPM8 Activation by Menthol, Icilin, and Cold Is Differentially Modulated by Intracellular pH” Novartis Institute for Medical Sciences, London WC1E 6BN, United Kingdom In The Journal of Neuroscience June 9, 2004, 24(23):5364-5369

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