For those of us who live in Asia, we’ve probably heard of the many health benefits of ginseng. The treasured Asian herb is well-loved for its fatigue-busting, immunity-boosting and inflammation-reducing properties, to name a few.
If you don’t already know, the ginseng plant has a deep-rooted history in Korea. It is said that some of its earliest historical records can be traced back to the Joseon Dynasty. In fact, it was suggested that ginseng was the secret behind the long life of one of Joseon Dynasty’s oldest kings, King Yeongjo.
The goodness of ginseng doesn’t just lie in its rejuvenating power. Turns out, it’s also a treasured ingredient with plenty of beauty benefits. For example, ginseng’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidative properties translate into a host of benefits for our skin, from stimulating collagen production and curbing melanin production to revitalising our complexions and harmonising any skin imbalances.
With this in mind, Amorepacific, the parent company of luxury K-beauty brand Sulwhasoo, began its decades-long study in ginseng. Today, it has over 60 years of dedicated ginseng research under its belt.
One of the company’s key findings reveal that Korean ginsengs stand out among all ginsengs because of their high-quality substances such as Saponin which helps the skin to fight signs of ageing. Unlocking Saponin’s full potential, the Sulwhasoo Heritage and Science Centre used the rarest of the Saponins to develop the patented Ginsenomics™. To achieve this active ingredient, the researchers had to condense it by a whopping 6,000 times, ensuring that we reap the full gravity-defying benefits for the skin.
What is Ginsenomics™ and what does it do for skin?
What sets Ginsenomics™ apart from other age-defying skincare ingredients is its blend of ginseng-derived, stabilised active substances that are designed to work effectively on each layer of skin. This makes the skincare more effective, supporting and strengthening the skin by building a resilient support structure, while improving the texture and clarity of skin.
Regardless of your skin type and condition or what your concerns may be, chances are, ginsenomics™ can probably benefit your complexion.
Stimulates collagen production
Ginsenomics™ lifts and preserves skin by combatting the breakdown of collagen from environmental stressors such as UV rays. The anti-ageing extract also encourages production of Type 1 collagen (accounts for more than 60 per cent of the collagen in the dermis) for firmer, more dense skin.
Strengthens skin’s Dermal-Epidermal Junction (DEJ)
Dermal-Epidermal Junction (DEJ) constituent proteins are naturally produced by the body, but most can use the extra boost from Ginsenomics™. The extract fights signs of ageing by increasing the production of (DEJ) constituent proteins, bolstering the structural support between skin’s epidermis and dermis.
Possesses anti-inflammatory properties
Inflammation occurs as part of the body’s natural immune response to external aggressors such as UV rays, pollution and even blue light from our devices. An excess of inflammation can accelerate skin’s ageing by limiting collagen production and affecting the ability of skin cells to renew and repair themselves. With its anti-inflammatory properties, Ginsenomics™ combats this to help you achieve youthful, robust skin.
Great for dehydrated skin, Ginsenomics™ douses your mien with the dewiest hydration thanks to its ability to produce Natural Moisturising Factors (NMFs) and hyaluronic acid.
Reverses the fate of sun-damaged skin
Another skincare benefit of the extract? Combat the formation of hyperpigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles and other signs of ageing that can result from cell death with exposure to harmful UV rays. Ginsenomics™ reverses this process and keeps skin looking healthy and energised by reviving dying cells.
This potent ingredient can be found in Sulwhasoo’s signature Concentrated Ginseng Renew collection which has won over countless K-beauty fans over the years. One of its bestsellers is none other than the Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Serum EX.
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