Ginseng in skincare: 4 Ways this superfood can benefit your skin

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By Wei Yeen Loh

Ginseng in skincare: 4 Ways this superfood can benefit your skin

There’s a reason why a tiny root of this herb can fetch exorbitant prices in Asian countries. Ginseng has been lauded for its abundance in phytonutrients along with antioxidants—all which are beneficial to the body and skin. Below, nourish your skin with some much-needed TLC thanks to these skin saviours: 

‘Lift’ your eye area with a potent eye cream such as Sulwhasoo’s latest addition to its signature Ginseng series. The Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Eye Cream EX boasts a similar formula to Sulwhasoo’s fourth-gen face cream with red ginseng as its active ingredient. A compound derived from its roots and flowers help in the skin’s regeneration along with boosting the functions around the eye area; not to mention, its rich texture absorbs quickly into the skin to solve issues such as wrinkles, uneven texture and dryness.

For a boost of energy to your complexion, jumpstart your skin’s hydration levels with Origins GinZing Energy Boosting Gel Moisturizer. Key ingredients in this jar of goodness include Panax ginseng and caffeine to revitalize the skin while leaving a cooling sensation; along with olive, wheat and barley to replenish moisture reserves while keeping skin conditioned.

Pixi Glow Tonic

Ever heard of a toner that exfoliates at the same time? UK beauty brand Pixi is out to prove that skincare can work in more ways than one with the Glow Tonic. With ginseng, aloe vera, and witch hazel leaf extract, this toner works to accelerate cell renewal while soothing your skin after cleansing, and it is suitable for all skin types. Extra points go to its alcohol-free and cruelty-free status.

Tip: Use it twice a day (morning and night) after cleansing. Apply Pixi Glow Tonic using a cotton pad with sweeping motions across the face, neck and décolletage, then follow with a serum or moisturiser.  


Erborian Elixir au Ginseng is a testament that good things come in small packages. This quick absorbing serum has a rich yet lightweight texture, and is what you need to combat visible sign of ageing. Infused with red panax gnseng and four botanical extracts, its formula is able to deliver ingredients efficiently into the skin with a “micellar emulsion” process. Say hi to a younger you in no time.


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