Ginseng Skin Care

Posted by Ada Hersko on April 14, 2013 0 Comments

Ginseng, a plant extract, is found in skin care products that can tone and revitalize skin. Ginseng can help balance the oil gland production and can smooth fine lines and wrinkles in mature skin. There are three species of ginseng plants: the Asian or Korean ginseng, the American ginseng and the Siberian ginseng. Its benefits have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.

Significance

Used by the Chinese for more than 5,000 years, the root of the ginseng is referred to as the flower of life because of its qi, or vital essence.

Identification

The American ginseng, also known as panax quinquefolius, is found in wooded areas. It can be identified by its smooth stems and leaves, small greenish flowers and kidney-shaped red berries. Asian or Korean ginseng grown in China and Korea is also known as panax ginseng and has leaves that grow in a circle around a straight stem and umbrella-shaped flowers that produce red berries. The roots can be identified by their light tan color, gnarled root and stringy shoots. Siberian ginseng, or eleutherococcus senticocus, is a thorny shrub that grows three to 10 feet in height. It has flowers that turn into round black berries in late summer. Its roots are a brownish color and wrinkled and twisted.

Benefits

Promoted as an anti-aging skin treatment, ginseng contains a large number of phytonutrients. These phytonutrients can stimulate and activate the skin's metabolism and blood flow to regenerate and tone. It can also brighten the whiteness of skin.

Types

Ginseng as a skin-care enhancer can be found in facial cleansers, toners and moisturizing lotions and creams that preserve elasticity and vitality and assist in preventing moisture loss. Ginseng can also be found in hand and body lotions, foot creams, lip balms and acne treatment serums and creams.

Green - Body Lotion

Love Line Body Lotion nourishes and firms your skin. Containing rich extracts of ginseng and allantoin which do wonders in softening and moisturizing your skin, Love Line Body Lotion leaves your skin soft and velvety.

  • Ginseng – Helps prevent skin aging; stimulates the cell renewal process
  • Allantoin – Helps repair damaged skin
  • Has a strong ginseng scent


See Green - Body Lotion for more information.

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