Adaptogens aid the body under stress, each offering a variety of benefits depending on the health concern. Ashwagandha is soothing and calming to the nervous system, while others like ginseng are gently stimulating.
In skincare, adaptogens are like secret beauty agents, soothing and/or stimulating skin that’s showing signs of stress, dullness or irritation. This translates into a happier, healthier glow, despite life’s ups and downs. The following are three of our favorite adaptogenic herbs in skincare:
For over 3,000 years, Ashwagandha has been utilized in Ayurvedic medicine to heal and revive the body. Research has shown that this herb has the power to reduce inflammation, while its anti-oxidizing powers help to prevent the damaging effects of environmental exposure. Inflammation and oxidation are leading causes of aging, so Ashwagandha additionally helps to preserve youthfulness.
This magical Indian plant increases the skin’s production of hyaluronan, elastin and collagen in the skin. Hyaluronan helps the pores to retain moisture, elastin allows it to stay supple and soft, and collagen encourages cellular turnover, thus preserving your skin’s vitality and youth.
Wound-healing elements give mending benefits to Ashwagandha-infused skincare products, like our Emerald Deep Moisture Glow Oil. With this additional adaptogen, Emerald also helps to skin that is mending from irritation, outbreaks, and other evidence of stress.
Turmeric is another root that stems from Ayurvedic healing practices. This plant helps the skin to cope with environmental stressors like pollution, lack of sleep, and more. It brightens the skin’s natural glow, and contributes to our bodies’ absorption of vitamin D.
Powerful wound-healing abilities make turmeric an incredible healer of cuts, burns, rashes, wounds, irritations, etc. As an ingredient in our Emerald 100mg CBD + Adaptogens Deep Moisture Glow Oil, turmeric brings out a fresh, bright glow while healing and soothing the skin from the outside in. It may also help to smooth and reduce any scars that remain from breakouts gone by.
Did you know that mushrooms are great for your skin? Shiitake mushroom (an ingredient in Emerald) is loaded with Vitamin D, which supports healthy skin and prevents premature signs of aging. This fungi is packed with kojic acid, which diminishes discoloration and helps to lift age spots, producing younger-looking skin—naturally! With immunity-boosting qualities, this nutrient-dense ingredient improves the integrity and constitution of your skin with each application.
Tremella mushroom, an ingredient in our Bakuchiol Retinol-Alternative Smoothing Serum, is not only adaptogenic, it’s plumping as well. Due to its ability to retain water, this ingredient helps the skin to look fresh and youthful by helping the pores to retain moisture for longer lasting beauty.
Stock your beauty cabinet with the following to imbue your skincare rituals with the power of stress-soothing adaptogens: