Ginseng: The Anti-Aging Super Ingredient

From being orally consumed to being topically applied, a lot of traditional food and medicine have come a long way. Previously, we’ve talked about rice, and now we’re here to spotlight ginseng, a superfood that has a lot to offer not only in terms of health but with skin concerns as well.

Famously known as “the root of life”, this Chinese herbal medicine has stood the test of time because of its benefits. Bioactive compounds such as vitamins B1, B2, B12, saponins, polysaccharides, pectin, pantothenic acid, and other minerals dwell inside this magical herb. The best part? It’s now available in various skincare products!

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Natural collagen booster

Wrinkle depth is no match for this traditional medicine. For people whose concerns lean toward the onset of fine lines and wrinkles, opting for a ginseng-infused skincare product is a wise choice. This herb is known to increase circulation and stimulate collagen synthesis in a span of 6 (or more) weeks.

Chock full of antioxidants

This all-in-one skincare ingredient aids in warding off free radicals from environmental stressors, all of which could prevent wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and even skin cancer.

Helps get rid of oiliness

The very same antioxidants in ginseng as mentioned above are known to balance sebum production. This is especially helpful for those who know the struggles of having oily skin — from the need to blot to having acne, this superb herb has you covered.

Skincare recommendations

It’s always fun to experiment with serums. For starters, we highly recommend the Beauty of Joseon Repair Serum: Ginseng + Snail Mucin which encourages blood circulation for that youthful restoration. It also does wonders to your skin by battling hyperpigmentation. Those with mature skin can enjoy the I’m From Ginseng Serum as it works hand-in-hand with green tea and licorice which revitalizes the skin from within. 

At any age range and across any skin type, you can be sure that you won’t regret incorporating this centuries-old herb into your skincare stash.

 

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