The Anti-Aging Benefits of Ginseng for Skin
Is Ginseng good for skin?
In 2023, we're often recommended a new "holy grail" anti-ageing skincare ingredients that are supposed to resolve all our skincare problems.
But today, we want to talk about an ingredient that's been a powerful remedy and superfood for centuries – Ginseng for skin.
This humble-looking root contains high levels of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that protect, nourish and rejuvenate the skin.
So let's dive deeper into the benefits of Ginseng for skin and how to incorporate it into your daily skincare routine.
What is Ginseng?
You may have heard about Ginseng, but the plant is still shrouded in mystery for many.
Ginseng is an herb with a light-coloured, relatively unimpressive root found in Asia and North America. Its humble appearance may be deceiving as Ginseng is also often called the "root of immortality"!
The benefits of Ginseng have been known for centuries in Asian medicine and skincare, and most people in Easter Asian cultures will readily tell you that Ginseng can help with all kinds of ailments.
Traditionally Ginseng is consumed as tea or via tinctures and only later people started using it topically. Today, with the rise of Korean ‘K’ beauty which understands the benefits of Ginseng for the skin, the plant has received attention worldwide.
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Ginseng skincare benefits
Ginseng root contains bioactive compounds such as pantothenic acid, minerals, vitamins B1, B2, B12, saponins, and polysaccharides that deliver numerous benefits, from anti-inflammatory to antioxidant.
Ginseng skincare benefits:
- Promotes collagen production and skin elasticity
- Has anti-inflammatory properties
- Helps reduce signs of ageing and wrinkles
- Brightens, lightens and de-puffs the skin
- Minimises dark undereye circles
It's no wonder that Ginseng has been a skincare and beauty staple in Korea for centuries. Women would visit special Ginseng bathhouses and bathe in Ginseng water for purity, brightness and radiance. Ginseng baths were also a common ritual before weddings.
Let's explore the incredible benefits of Ginseng in a little more detail.
Anti-ageing, or as we like to call it, healthy ageing properties, are some of the most powerful benefits of Ginseng and Ginseng in skin care products.
The first signs of ageing are usually fine lines and wrinkles, and that's where Ginseng works its magic best.
A few studies have shown that skincare with Ginseng helps slow down the ageing process and the appearance of lines by inhibiting wrinkle formation and moisturising the skin.
Ginseng also increases blood circulation and oxygenation, helping to slow down ageing and free radical oxidisation.
Lastly, the polysaccharides and glycoproteins in the Ginseng root form a weightless film on the skin's surface, which then firms and smooths the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
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A collagen boost
We start losing collagen in our 30s, and one of the best ways to slow down ageing and increase skin elasticity is to boost collagen production.
Research has shown that Ginseng may help slow down collagen loss by increasing circulation and oxygen in the skin.
What's great is that Ginseng can also restore skin elasticity by enabling changes in collagen protein synthesis.
So Ginseng benefits the skin by helping maintain the building blocks of healthy, youthful skin.
You know those mornings when you look at the mirror and see a puffy face? Skincare with Ginseng can help you reduce fluid buildup and retention and reduce puffiness. Imagine waking up to a radiant and smooth complexion every morning!
How does it work? Ginseng helps increase circulation and oxygen and delivers minerals and vitamins to the skin, things get moving, and the buildup is flushed out. Bye bye, puffy eyes!
Studies have shown that Ginseng also has anti-inflammatory properties and can help reduce redness and support the healing of eczema, dermatitis and rosacea.
Ginseng's numerous bioactive compounds also help increase the circulation of skin cells for a healthier glow. As Ginseng is absorbed very quickly, the results are relatively quick too!
No more hyperpigmentation
Some of the most common skin issues that come with ageing are hyperpigmentation, discoloration, and age spots. Ginseng helps inhibit melanin production, and skincare with Ginseng can help reduce or completely eliminate hyperpigmentation and lighten the skin leaving it dewy and radiant.
Protection from environmental pollution
Because Ginseng has powerful antioxidant properties, skincare with this herb can be the first defence from environmental pollution. This is especially relevant for those living in urban areas as pollution speeds up ageing, making the skin dull and unhealthy looking.
The best way to use Ginseng for your skin is via concentrated topical products such as serums.
Our Cell Renewal Peptide Serum with Green Tea, Ginseng and Fig is a Ginseng anti-aging serum that helps restore skin youthfulness and ageless beauty with its super potent wrinkle erasing and skin-plumping properties. This powerful serum fights against the first signs of ageing through a rich blend of natural antioxidant-rich organic ingredients such as Green Tea and Ginseng combined with active Peptides.
It's a must-have in every healthy ageing toolkit that deeply hydrates, revitalises, rejuvenates the skin, reduces pigmentation and evens out the skin texture.
The serum also contains potent Peptides such as Perfection Peptide 7 and Matrixyl Sinthe'6, which have been scientifically proven to boost collagen production, smooth deep wrinkles and replenish the skin's lipid layer for an overall perfected and refined skin texture.
How to use Ginseng for the face
While Ginseng is excellent for anti-aging and mature skin, anyone can benefit from its potent properties - especially people with dry, sensitive or damaged skin.
A serum with Ginseng is also excellent for keeping dehydrated and flaky skin healthy during the colder months.
It's very simple to incorporate the serum into your skincare routine.
Make sure you apply the serum after cleansing your skin well. We recommend double cleansing to ensure all daily grime and buildup is removed.
Press a few drops into your face, neck and décolletage until absorbed, then add preferred moisturiser. The serum can be used either morning or night, depending on preference.
Is Ginseng good for Skin. Science, tradition and experience says yes. So adding products containing Ginseng to your skincare routine is definitely the way to go if you want to maintain a healthy, glowing complexion. As the ancient saying goes, you’ll be ‘blooming like a ginseng flower’.