For thousands of years, ginseng–referred to as the “root of life”–has been used to treat a myriad of heath conditions from stomachaches to poor circulation. Today it has become an herbal ‘darling’ in the West for its adaptogenic qualities–that is, its ability to help the body adapt to stress and ultimately achieve balance.
Depending on what your body needs, ginseng can either arouse or relax. It’s bidirectional–capable of sending one of two contradictory signals to the body. For example, in a person with a low white blood cell count, a bidirectional herb will stimulate the body to make more. In a person with a high count, it will signal the body to make fewer. It strives to bring the body into balance over time.
Ginseng is not just useful for relaxing; as an ingredient in skin care products, it can also be used to enhance microcirculation. This can help reduce fine lines and make the skin firmer. Just as it’s an adaptogen internally, it’s also an adaptogen externally, helping the skin adjust to stress.
Although research on its topical applications is in the early stages, initial studies are finding that it combats the free radicals caused by sun and aging, which are the ultimate culprits behind damaged skin.
Using Ginseng Extract PF in personal care and cosmetic applications will help formulators capitalize on the marketing appeal and associated health benefits of ginseng.
|INCI Nomenclature:||Water & Panax Ginseng Root Extract|
|Suggested Use Levels:||1.0-10.0%|
|Appearance:||Clear to Slightly Hazy Liquid|
Storage: Protected from direct light and humidity at a temperature of 50°-77°F (10°-25°C)
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