A Performance Enhancing Skin Care Ingredient
Mother Nature has provided us some amazing ingredients to cure ailments, boost immunity, heal wounds, and improve the vitality of our bodies and even our skin. One such ingredient, eleuthero root, could even be called a performance enhancer for the valuable benefits it delivers.
What is this root and how can it be used to enhance the performance of your skin? Read on…
WHAT IT IS
Acanthopanax senticosus root (yes, it’s a mouthful) has a number of monikers – eleuthero root, Siberian ginseng, Ciwujia root, and the list goes on. It is a small, woody shrub native to mountain forest terrains in Northeastern Asia.
The ingredient has long been used in traditional Chinese medicine, and is referred to as an “adaptogen,” because it has been shown to strengthen the body and boost general resistance to daily stress. It has also been used to treat various heart conditions, kidney disease, flu, Alzheimer’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and the list goes on.
So how does this powerful ingredient impact skin?
SKIN PERFORMANCE ENHANCER
Eleuthero root delivers many of the same health, strengthening benefits for the skin as it does for the body. It provides support to reduce inflammation, the factor related to skin aging and imbalance, and is also beneficial for toning, conditioning and soothing the skin. As an adaptogen, it improves the integrity of the skin and builds its resistance to daily stresses – such as UV rays, pollution, bacteria, and so on.
When used in combination with peptides, L-ascorbic acid (vitamin C) and stone extracts, it supports skin regeneration and overall health, and firms the skin. As you might have guessed, all of this leads to a more youthful appearance. If skin aging is a concern – whether you’re trying to turn back the hands of time or looking to prevent it – turn to eleuthero root. This ingredient is found in Ra for Men’s Stone Power toning and after-shave lotion