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Adaptogens: how to keep your skin looking luminous

23/02/2021 /

Adaptogens – the next new buzzword in wellness? But if we look back, we can see that the use of adaptogenic plants and herbs have ancient roots. For thousands of years people have relied on the harmonizing effect of herbs on the body. Not only in the Eastern world people have been looking to nature for beauty and health solutions. Also, in the far North in Scandinavia people have been using adaptogens and antioxidant-rich plants and berries in medicine and natural healing for centuries.

While Japanese have traditionally consumed polyphenol-rich green-teas, healthy chaga or rose root tea have a long history in the Northern hemisphere.

What are adaptogens?

The nature has natural substances available in the form of so called adaptogens that make your body resistant to stress and thus improve your well-being. These are certain herbs, berries and roots, that are able to adapt to what the body needs. Described as biologically active substances, that have stimulating properties, the traditional healing plants are promising natural stress reducers.

How they benefit skin?

The plants that are being talked about so much in the beauty world at the moment promise a lot: an even complexion, fewer wrinkles, stronger blood circulation, glow. As in skincare formulations active ingredients like polyphenols, flavonoids and beta-glucanes can influence the complexion, adaptogens can benefit the skin as they help to rebalance the skin thus slowing the appearance of ageing making them one of the key ingredients in the Rejuvenating Eye Cream.

Balancing adaptogens in the Rejuvenating Eye Cream

Infused by the most potent ingredients complex based on botanicals grown in the Arctic wilderness the Rejuvenating Eye cream includes 3 plants that are classified as adaptogens; traditional healing plants and natural substances available in the form of adaptogens that make your body resistant to stress and thus improve your well-being. Adaptogenic ingredients in the Rejuvenating Eye Cream are:

Rose Root (Rhodiola rosea)

Roseroot, also known as “Ginseng of the North” or “Golden root”, has been used for thousands of years by Northern people as a traditional healing plant to treat fatigue, strengthen the immune system, and to improve body’s resistance to stress. The adaptogenic herb can do even more than that. Since the plant is used to surviving in the Arctic climate, the plant’s bulbous roots contain a high percentage of protective antioxidant-flavonoids that help to shield our skin from UV radiation, preventing and reducing changes in pigmentation and keeping skin smooth and healthy.

Chaga (Inonotus Obliquus)

Chaga mushrooms can be found growing on birch trees in the very cold climates and are believed for generations to have antibacterial, anti-allergic and anti-inflammatory properties. Mostly consumed as a tea this adaptogen has been used to treat for example digestive issues. Included in our signature Arctic botanical complex this antioxidant-rich ingredient helps to repair skin damage as beta-glucanes help to stimulate the fibroblast’s collagen synthesis in the skin.

Schisandra (Schizandra Chinensis)

Schisandra, a treasure from the Far East traditional medicine, has multiple healing properties helping the organism to adapt and resist to different kind of stresses. This superfruit berry is a real skin revitalizer and added as one of key ingredient to the Rejuvenating Eye Cream. Stimulating protein and collagen synthesis the oil solulable fruit extract restores the elasticity and firmness of the skin.

Fusing modernity and tradition with a Nordic vision of beauty, wellness, and wisdom for a resilient, luminous, and revivified skin is our ambition. Our signature Arctic botanical complex which is filled with powerful antioxidants and adaptogenic healing plants is flanked by innovative biotechnology ingredients which are all sustainably manufactured in Europe.