Put Down Roots
The cosmetic benefits of ginseng
Well-known fact: When consumed, ginseng can boost your immune system.
Little-known fact: The same gnarly root is the world?s most effective anti-aging supplement, and it?s now on the market in your favorite brand?s beauty products.
Here, the best ginseng-infused finds to combat your wrinkle woes:
For Your Face We relish ginseng for its ability to heal our dry, damaged areas without causing irritation. Case in point: Mario Badescu Ginseng Moist Cream ($18), which nourishes with a rich emollient but appears matte and can be worn under makeup. For a serious age-defying battle (with a small recommended dosage) turn to Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewal Cream ($220), which uses the entire ginseng plant, from berries to root.
In Your Makeup We never thought we?d trust an all-natural mascara to give our lashes killer volume, but after using Origins GinZing ($17.50), we were hooked and noticed a bright-eyed difference right away. We also love Dermalogica Cover Tint SPF 20 ($44) foundation for its smooth, lightweight formula. Is it possible to actually feel your face getting firmer during the day?
For Your Body Unfortunately, signs of aging aren?t limited to just one body part (if only). Nab a bottle of Wei Noto Ginseng Repairing Hand Cream ($12) and keep it at your desk. Its grease-free formula means you can massage it into your hands and then immediately send a text, shoot off an email or reopen the tube to apply more.