Ginseng – The Timeless Ingredient For Your Skin’s Health

Hello, ginseng! We’ve heard so much about you from our parents, especially when they made a trip to get herbs from the shops.

Ginseng is the most precious ingredient in the Asian herbs market and manages to be the most consumed one too. Often featured in the works of herbal soups, medicines and drinks, this root works wonders in the world of skincare.

It takes 6 years to grow ginseng into a root that illustrates the shape of the human body. In ancient Korean history, it’s rumoured that ginseng was the holy grain skincare secret of Hwang Jini, who was known as the most beautiful woman in the Joseon Dynasty. Many Korean women were inspired by her for generations.

The benefits of ginseng

Ginseng is basically the OG superfood our grandparents knew to love and cultivate. According to a report by Allure, ginseng is a natural skin balancer, which means that whatever your skin lacks, ginseng gives.

The root boosts blood circulation to increase the production of collagen, hence reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Ginseng also has antioxidant properties to protect your skin from free-radical damage, environmental aggressors and skin cancer. As for hyperpigmentation, ginseng takes care of it by inhibiting melanin production.

Our top ginseng picks:

1. Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Emulsion Moisturiser

An anti-ageing emulsion that is rich in precious Steamed Ginseng Water Concentrate™ to help provide nourishment to dry skin and to make it look firmer

2. Sephora Collection Invisilk Mask Mono

The Ginseng Firming Mask provides a tightening effect while toning for supple, fresh and energized skin.

3. Origins Ginzing™ SPF 35 / PA+++ Hydrating Prettifying Finisher

Fortified with energising coffee bean and Panax ginseng extracts, it instantly restores luminosity and awakens a smooth, supple, and vibrant complexion.

4. Wei Royal Ming Empress Cream Moisturiser

Red and white tree peony, wild ginseng root, Tibetan safflower and pearl powder minimise the appearance of spots, blotches and uneven skin texture while also brightening and soothing tired, dull skin.

5. Origins GinZing™ Energy-Boosting Treatment Lotion Mist

Packed with energising coffee beans, panax ginseng, and pomegranate, this nutrient-rich treatment lotion mist lightly hydrates and rapidly restores radiance by optimising cell energy