Panax ginseng root extract
A popular herbal supplement said to help with all kinds of issues—from enhancing memory and physical stamina to defending against illnesses—there is far more known about how ginseng root works when inside the body (and the research is mixed).
Applied to skin, ginseng root delivers numerous antioxidant compounds, including various flavonoids, as well as being a decent source of B vitamins.
Research has also shown that topical application of ginseng root boosts skin hydration, diminishes rough texture, helps fade uneven skin tone, and help visibly improve wrinkles by working within skin to bolster its natural firmness.
References for this information:
Journal of Ginseng Research, January 2017, pages 69-77; and January, 2015, pages 1-6
Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, March 2014, pages 8-16
Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, January 2013 ePublication
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