Adaptogens have been a big deal in natural and Ayurvedic medicine forever… and as of late they’re becoming more common in supplements, teas and as ingredients in healing recipes.
Now they’re finding their way into beauty and skin care thanks to their restorative properties.
How do adaptogens work?
With a name like Adaptogens, you can probably guess that these specific plants have botanical ingredients which help us balance (adapt) our bodies to support homeostasis and boost overall wellness.
Adaptogens have been traditionally used to help manage hormone imbalance and adrenal fatigue. They do this by boosting adrenal health to rebalance your body. By regulating our system and responses to stress, they restore optimal function and support the body in managing the everyday stresses that can knock us back off balance.
For example, if you’re suffering from insomnia or restless sleep, adaptogens may support more restful and quality sleep and rest.
How Does this apply To Beauty/Skin Care?
Adaptogens can also offer us unique beauty and health benefits to both our skin and hair, and not just by regulating stress and rebalancing hormones.
Adaptogens exist to increase the plants resistance against stresses and damage of the environment, so they hold strong protective and restorative benefits which have been discovered and placed into beauty products. Such as anti-inflammatory, healing, balancing and moisturising.
As well as including herbs and supplements to our routines, specific adaptogens being added directly into our beauty routine can support skin health, repair and … the always popular claim – anti-aging properties.
Why we need adaptogens in our beauty routine?
Much like our diets, adaptogens can play a strong part in our beauty routines when coupled with other beneficial ingredients.
The skin is our largest organ and protective barrier, but we can easily forget how much our skin absorbs without us realising. And although generally speaking we are more conscious about what we apply to our skin, it’s important to make sure that we’re not adding unnecessary chemicals or irritants onto our skin and into our bodies.
By selecting natural and organic products, infused with adaptogens we can boost our skin health as the ingredients balance, nourish and support our skin functionally as well as topically.
We spoke to beauty company Natura Siberica to learn about some of the key ingredients they include in their adaptogen infused products…
Adaptogens work wonders for our skin, and our products use 4 of the 12 natural adaptogens, we have added wild harvested Siberian Herbs as they hold incredible additional value to our body.
Siberian Pine Nut Oil is five times richer in Vitamin E than Olive Oil and three times richer in Vitamin F than Cod Liver Oil. It strengthens the skins natural barriers and protects it against the harmful effects of wind, sun, cold and extreme environments.
The oil of Altaic Sea-Buckthorn has long been considered one of the best for skin health. A unique plant because the vitamin C found in the fruits does not collapse even under the influence of heat. Thanks to the high content of vitamin C, it helps to speed up the regeneration processes fading scars, increase tone and strengthening the skin. The Vitamin E content deeply moisturises and prolongs the youthfulness of the skin.
The adaptogens known as Rhodiola Rosea found only in Siberia is highly esteemed for its adaptogenic properties and considered one of the best treatments for slowing down the aging process, fighting fatigue and invigorating the body.
Do you use adaptogens?
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Natura Siberica draws ethically and responsibly from the natural Siberian resources. All ingredients are naturally harvested which means they are gathered at exactly the right time to ensure herbs and flowers are rich in nutrients, active components and are at their most resilient and purest form.
Natura Siberica products contain four of twelve of the world’s natural adaptogens along with other Siberian herbs and plants which offer unique health and beauty benefits and possess strong antioxidants and protective properties.
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