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Wondering what the benefits of Ginseng are for your skin and body? Well, you’ve come to the right place!
Ginseng is a superfood that is one of those lifesaver ingredients, literally - or at least literally when it comes to your skin! It has incredible benefits for all skin types and works wonders on the entire body when ingested. Ginseng contains an incredible amount of vitamins and minerals for our skin and bodies to live healthy and strong. Though ginseng was first very popular in South-Korean skin care products, it has finally made its way into the American beauty market.
What is Ginseng?
In Korea, ginseng is known as the ‘the root of immortality,’ because it contains powerful anti-aging properties. Across Asia, ginseng has traditionally been consumed orally, through teas, tinctures and meals, and has made its way into cosmetics all the way back in the 1500s. It's considered an herbal medicine and is the most widely consumed herb in Asia’s herbal medicine department.
Ginseng is a root, similar to ginger, and is only harvested after 6 years, when it’s in its most potent year. It is a slow growing perennial plant and belongs to the genus Panax in the Araliaceae family. Panax in ancient Greek, interestingly enough, means ‘all-healing,’ makes you wonder…
This root is known for its anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant effect on the skin and body. Even when applied topically.
Rumor has it, Korean women from noble families used to bathe in ginseng water on the night before their weddings to ensure their skin was in perfect condition for the big day.
It has been proven to increase blood circulation and boost the immune system and energy levels. It’s even believed to boost the energy and immunity of your skin.
Ginseng Skin Benefits
Ginseng contains incredibly balancing and rejuvenating qualities. Its balancing powers makes it a beauty tool for all skin types. It has the ability to boost complexion by aiding the skin in shedding dead skin cells in order to produce healthy new ones. It increases skin oxygenation, detoxifies the blood when ingested through teas and tinctures and brings out that desirable glow most of us are after.
Naturally treats all skin conditions and skin irritations. Traditionally, ginseng has also been used to treat wounds and skin irritations. It has been used to treat burns, and can be used to treat razor burn too. And because it's so hydrating and healing it's great for treating rosacea and psoriasis.
Balances oil production. We promised ginseng was great for all skin types, and yes, that includes oily skin types. The antioxidants found in ginseng help balance out the skin’s oil production, and can treat hyperpigmentation. Ginseng helps inhibit melanin production and prevents spots from appearing on the skin, protecting the skin from sun damage.
Hydrates and protects sensitive skin. If you have sensitive skin, which is a great reason to go for all natural products, especially when it comes to the skin on your face, the anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties found in ginseng help reduce redness and breakouts from occurring.
Anti-aging skin benefits. We can never get enough of those anti-aging collagen boosters. The phytonutrients found in ginseng helps the skin detoxify, and rid free radicals from environmental toxins and pollution. Ginseng has been found to increase collagen levels in skin, which firms and plumps the skin, reducing wrinkles and signs of aging.
Relieves puffy eyes and dark circles. Another way we can all benefit from ginseng, is in its ability to reduce puffiness under the eyes and dark circles that may appear after a restless week, or after drinking too much coffee. The same way ginseng helps reduce hyperpigmentation, it helps reduce dark circles from appearing under the eyes. And because ginseng increases blood flow, it helps reduce that inflammation under the eyes as well.
Our Final Thoughts on the Power of Ginseng
If you’re looking for a great natural product that includes ginseng, look out for Vonetta Cosmetics’ Triple Action Lightening Gel. As you may have guessed from the name, this life giving gel not only contains ginseng to boost the condition of your skin, but it also contains natural ingredients like jojoba oil, organic aloe, vitamin E, organic reishi, gotu kola, and honestly we’d be here all day if kept listing all the other incredible natural ingredients! Fine not all day, but you get where we’re going with this!
Have you recently included ginseng into your daily diet or beauty routine? We’d love to hear what kind of experiences you’ve been having with it and if you’d recommend it to, well, everyone!