Known for their powerful and efficacious properties, adaptogenic herbs have long been used in traditional medicine. Found in teas, tinctures and supplements, adaptogens are used in many areas of wellness. Beyond the benefits of using them in foods and aromatherapy, adaptogens can also provide significant benefits for your skin.
What are Adaptogens?
How Do Adaptogens Help with Stress?
How Does Stress Affect Your Skin?
What are the Benefits of Adaptogens for Your Skin?
Why Should You Use Adaptogens in Skincare?
Kiehl’s & Adaptogens
In traditional medicine, adaptogens are often prescribed in combination with one another. Rather than being treated with one herb at a time, these combinations of two to four herbs are meant to take a holistic approach to ailments rather than treating a single condition. Certain combinations of adaptogenic herbs are thought to amplify one another’s efficacy when they are used together. Inspired by this synergistic power, Kiehl’s infused three adaptogens in the propriety Adaptogenic Herbal Complex in our Vital Skin-Strengthening Super Serum.
Traditionally used in Chinese medicine, Schisandra Berry has been used in teas and tonics designed to help resist stress and boost energy and endurance. Our formula with Schisandra Berry is known to help improve skin’s elasticity and firmness.
Holy Basil, or Tulsi, is widely used in Ayurvedic medicine and is commonly taken as a tonic intended to help improve overall health and well-being while managing stress and anxiety. Known to have soothing properties, it has also traditionally been used for skin conditions. Our formula with Holy Basil is known to provide antioxidant protection to help alleviate skin stress.
Historically used in Korean culture and medicine, this adaptogen is derived from the root of the ginseng plant and undergoes an extensive steaming and drying process to create Red Ginseng. Traditionally, Red Ginseng has been known to help promote longevity and restore balance. Our formula with Red Ginseng is known to help boost radiance and improve skin’s elasticity.
Our skin-strengthening serum is infused with our proprietary Adaptogenic Herbal Complex of Schisandra Berry, Holy Basil and Red Ginseng. This powerful serum is also formulated with 11kDa Hyaluronic Acid our smallest form of Hyaluronic Acid, and deeply penetrates skin’s surface layers* while helping to hydrate and fortify skin. Together in our formula, these ingredients help strengthen skin’s barrier, making it better able to resist aggressors, while also helping defend skin from free radical damage and skin-aging stressors. Beyond defending against early signs of aging, our efficacious formula also helps visibly correct signs of aging including fine lines, and dull skin.
*Stratum corneum layers.