Ingredient Highlight: Ginseng Root

ginseng in skincare

I’m going to be honest, the ginseng root totally creeps me out! Have you seen it? The roots oddly resemble—some type of living creatures.  They may be odd, but I am convinced that its one of the best ingredients out there for anti-aging, whether it’s used topically in food or tea.  Ginseng originated in China and has been used for centuries in medicinal practices. To this day, ginseng remains a valued herb for its ability to increase energy levels, boost immune system and reduce inflammation.

Adaptogen

Ginseng is a very well known adaptogen in herbal medicine. An adaptogen is  a natural substance considered to help the body adapt to stress and to exert a normalizing effect upon bodily processes.  Instead of pushing the body in one direction it adapts to what the body needs at the time. And just like ginseng is an adaptogen internally it also helps the skin adapt externally!

I am astonished at the ability Ginseng has to help the body relax or enhance micro-circulation.  Micro circulation, is circulation in the smallest blood vessels which really makes an impact in the health of your skin. Blood circulation plays an important role in transportation of gasses, nutrients, waste and hormones; this process detoxifies the skin. If this is not happening at a healthy rate, it results in dull and inflamed skin. It also causes dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles!

Though this herb has been around for centuries, the studies are still in their early stages when it comes to topical use. But it has been proven to combat free radicals caused by sun and aging, which are the ultimate culprits behind damaged skin. Some research also shows that it may help with dark spots as well! Now that is a botanical active to have in your skincare regimen.

Try it !

As you can see this is an amazing plant to consume as food or use topically. You can try it in our Urbana Facial Essence to fight off pollution and start the journey of aging gracefully.

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