Background and History:

Ginseng is a powerful adaptogen that is great for an energy boost, it helps increase qi (氣). Consuming ginseng can help tonify the vitality of the organs, in particular the Spleen, Lung, and Heart.

TCM Benefits:

  • Increase energy levels
  • Helps build a stronger immune system
  • Less inflammation

Type of ingredient in skincare: Antioxidant

Main benefits: promote collagen, reduce puffiness and inflammation, and brighten the skin.

How it helps our skin:

  • Plumper skin: Ginseng can help boost the circulation of the skin's smallest blood vessels ramping up the synthesis of collagen, resulting in firmer skin.
  • Reduce inflammation: For those dealing with dullness, ginseng's coffee-like energising factors are a great fit for brightening and revitalising the complexion. It also inhibits melanin production which helps with hyperpigmentation.
  • Brighten complexion: Its roots and leaves are rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, allowing them to metabolise skin cells and help get rid of dead skin cells to produce healthy new skin.
May 24, 2022 — Char Yau