When you think of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), it’s hard not to conjour up an image of boiling dried herbs procured from a Chinese Medicinal Hall or having acupuncture needles stuck all over the body. The truth is, the use of TCM ingredients in your daily life is more applicable that you’d imagine. Beauty brands are staring to recognise the benefits of potent TCM ingredients like ginseng, goji berry and cordyceps, and has incorporated its use in skincare, makeup and hair care products.
The concept of TCM is to balance the body, and helping it fight against ailments, and much like its use in these beauty products, these ingredients can help strengthen and fortify skin. Goji berry, for example, is a very strong antioxidant which helps skin defends itself against free radical damage, thus fighting against premature skin ageing. Another ingredient would be ginseng, which improves circulation, revitalising skin from within.
Here are some other beauty products which uses ingredients often seen in traditional Chinese medicine: