Korean ginseng has been used in Korean skincare for years, and with good reason! This humble root contains a ton of good compounds that leave your skin soft, glowing and healthy. With so many skincare products using a number of new botanicals, it is easy to get lost and not know what to pick. Yet, at the heart of each skincare routine lies the basics – cleanse, exfoliate, hydrate, moisturize and protect!
But, what exactly is ginseng?
Ginseng is a root, somewhat like ginger. It is widely used for its yummy taste in Asian cuisine, but that’s not all! This root helps treat many ailments and is known as a superfood for this very reason. This is also why you’ve been seeing this root in a variety of skincare formulations.
How does Korean Ginseng benefit your skin?
1. Improves skin texture
Korean ginseng boosts blood circulation, making the skin firmer. This action minimizes the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and acne. It also speeds up collagen production, which leaves the skin plump and glowing.
2. Rejuvenates dull skin
This root is an excellent source of Vitamin B, which helps revive dull skin back to its former glowing self! It increases cellular turnover, so you shed your dead skin cells faster, giving you better-looking skin. Korean ginseng also has a good number of antioxidants that reverse damage caused by the sun and environmental factors. It reduces signs of ageing such as dark spots and pigmentation to give you an even-toned complexion.
3. Balances oil production
It has deep cleansing properties, which coupled with its antioxidants, makes for a powerful solution to oily skin. It keeps the pores unclogged, which helps regulate oil production and also tackles acne.
4. Gives the skin a healthy glow
Ginseng contains numerous bioactive compounds, including saponins, polysaccharides, pectin, sugar, vitamins (B1, B2, B12), pantothenic acid and minerals, which give the skin intense nutrition, making way for a healthy glow.
5. Has anti-inflammatory properties
Hallelujah! If you have sensitive skin, this ingredient should be your holy grail. It helps reduce puffiness, redness and heals damaged skin. So, if you have picked on your zits (maybe I am speaking from experience, maybe not!), try out products featuring Korean ginseng.
How to incorporate Korean Ginseng into your routine
I am glad you asked! Since this plant is non-irritating and soothing, you can actually use a whole line of products with it. Right out of the gate, cleanse your skin with the Mama Cica Pore Clearing Exfoliating Face Wash, which cleanses and exfoliates – so you can essentially skip a step! Pat in the lightweight Mama Cica Intense Oil Control Essence to refine your skin texture, add a soft glow and hydrate your skin. Show your under eyes some love with Mama Cica Dark Circle Fading Under Eye Cream! And finally, seal it all in with the Mama Cica Oil Control Overnight Mask, and get some shut-eye! For more products containing this super ingredient, check out our entire Korean ginseng range here.
Continue this routine for at least 4-6 weeks to see a considerable difference in your skin. We can't wait to see your skin transform!
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