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Refine Ginger

Restores skin texture


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The story

The ginger, the spice with a rich well known aroma

Zingiber officinale, Zingiberacées

Cultivated throughout tropical Asia for its aromatic properties, this rapidly growing perennial herbaceous plant has gradually spread from East to West. Although the flowering parts are also edible, the rhizome is most commonly consumed fresh, fried or dry. It is a spice used in many Indian, Chinese and Japanese recipes; it is also used to make curry paste in India and to flavour drinks. As a medicinal plant, it is well known for its effectiveness against nausea; it is credited with numerous other properties which have yet to be proved. Its essential oil is a component of many perfumes, giving them a complex note that is initially fresh and then becomes hot and lemony on the finish.

Depending on skin type and with age, facial pores tend to dilate more and for longer, and to bring more sebum to the skin’s surface; it is therefore necessary to work on the key factors in their opening mechanism and its consequences. For finer textured skin, and a more even, less shiny complexion.

Marketing claims


Tightens and reduces the number of pores.


Helps to tighten the skin, maintains production of supporting fibres.


Reduces sebum production.


Increases water supply to the epidermis.


Reduces the production of free radicals.

Use advice

To be used in skincare or make-up products like cream, fluid, serum, balm, lotion, milk, foundation, concealer, etc. All the skin care and make-up products dedicated to refine skin texture.

Key points

An active plant cell

Developed to deliver the highest amount of original active molecules.

A high tech natural ingredient

Created to preserve and improve the identity and the benefits of a natural product.

A corrective effect

Tightens pores for a more uniform complexion.

  • INCI name of cells: Zingiber officinale (Ginger) leaf cell extract
  • Aspect: liquid
  • Form: 20% cells in 80% vegetable glycerin
  • Concentration: starting at 0.5%

How it works ?

Refine Ginger reduces the appearance of pores and rebalances their environment

Why pores become enlarged and the consequences

diagram of pores

A corrective action on pores

Tightening and reduction of the number of pores
For improved contraction of skin tissue, which relaxes due to the effects of sebum and ageing, Refine Ginger not only increases the production of the supporting fibres (proteoglycans) for greater firmness, it also increases elastin production for greater skin elasticity, enabling pores to close more easily.

Reduces sebum production
Because this enzyme increases pore dilation, Refine Ginger reduces sebum production, which takes place in the hair follicles, by limiting the effect of the enzyme 5-alpha reductase, which is the cause of the hormonal activity responsible for sebum production.

A general rebalancing effect: anti-oxidation and hydration

Increases hydration
All types of skin sometime become dehydrated (lacking water), even oily skin, because they are all subject to the same forms of stress or changes - climate-related, hormonal, detergent products, etc. Refine Ginger improves the supply of water from the dermis to the epidermis by increasing the presence of glycosaminoglycans (including hyaluronic acid) in the dermis.

Reduces oxidation
When pores are dilated, they become black. This is due to the oxidation of the sebum and keratin in the pore. Refine Ginger reduces this oxidation by decreasing lipid peroxidation.

Thanks to Refine Ginger’s action, the skin regains its balance: pore size is reduced and the skin is less shiny. The complexion is more uniform.

Clinical study

Matifying effect and reduction in pore size in 28 days

A reduction of pores and a matifying effect
  • Around 50% improvement in skin texture after 28 days
  • 19% reduction in sebum secretion after 28 days
  • 15% reduction in shininess after 6 hours
Declaration of the women in the panel
  • 80% reported tightened pores
  • 85% reported more refined skin texture

Reduction of pores (one application/day)

Visibility of pores
After 28 days of application

graph of visility of pores

Matifying effect (one application/day)

Level of sebum
After 28 days of application

graph of level of sebum

Level of shininess
After 6 hours of application

graph of level of shininess
Study details

Study carried out for 6 hours and for 28 days on 20 women aged 18 to 50 years-old with dilated pores on their cheeks | Emulsion containing 0.5% of Refine Ginger (dispersion form, 20% cells).