Have you seen those beautiful Asian ladies and how serious they are when it comes to their skin care rituals. For example the BB cream rave? No wonder their skin look so radiant and flawless. Now we can get a glimpse of the ingredients these ladies are putting on their skin.
In Chinese medicine, they crush pearls in herbal formulas to calm the spirit, promote skin regeneration and reduce inflammation. This beauty staple, rumored to be the beauty secret of ancient Chinese royalty, contains amino acids, minerals and calcium, which can benefit the skin. “Recent studies have shown that pearl powder can help stimulate fibroblasts, which in turn can stimulate collagen production.
- SNAIL MUCIN
Studies suggest that snail mucin can aid in collagen formation and repair signs of photo-aging and acne scarring. Snail mucin is naturally high in hyaluronic acid (great for moisture) and antioxidants. It helps the skin heal faster.
- KOREAN GINSENG
Korean ginseng contains 42 natural minerals, vitamins, amino acids and phytonutrients vital to the human body. Avid ginseng tea drinkers believe it improves their memory, concentration and physical stamina. As a skin care ingredient, it helps stimulate and activate the skin’s metabolism and blood flow, regenerating and toning the skin in the process. It also brightens the skin, making it a viable treatment for pigmentation issues.
Did you know that turmeric—the same ingredient that makes nasi goreng and Indian curry so savory—is one of South Asia’s best-kept skin care secrets? Known for its powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits, turmeric helps maintain skin health by fighting acne-causing bacteria and neutralizing free-radical damage, a key cause of premature aging.
- MATCHA GREEN TEA
Matcha possesses antioxidant levels six times higher than goji berries, seven times higher than dark chocolate, 17 times higher than wild blueberries and 60 times higher than spinach. When used topically, you get to infuse all of the wonderful healing and nutritious properties. And while rinsing off, you get the added benefit of a gentle and thorough exfoliation.
Are you a fan of these Eastern ingredients? How did these help improve your skin? Share your thoughts with us on the comments section below.
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