Discover The Chinese Medicine That Will Transform Your Skin

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To all our Chinese Glossies out there, Happy (Chinese) New Year! 2020 marks the year of the rat, which, according to the Chinese New Year horoscope, represents the beginning of a new day. It also symbolises wealth and surplus. With that in mind, we’re using this occasion to celebrate the Chinese medicine that enhances your natural beauty.

Get in the spirit, Glossies, it’s time to embrace some Chinese beauty wisdom!

Prevent The Signs Of Ageing With Reishi

Reishi is a deep red mushroom with amazing anti-inflammatory properties. It helps slow down premature ageing, while also protecting redness-prone sensitive skin from flare-ups. Better yet, it helps boost the immune system and has powerful calming properties.

Repair Damaged Hair With Chinese Skullcap

The strange sounding herb Skullcap is used in Chinese medicine to cure a variety of ailments – from insomnia, to hayfever, to inflammation!

You’ll find it in the best-selling Grow Gorgeous Hair Growth Serum. It acts as an antioxidant that protects your scalps, while reinforcing and repairing damaged hair fibres. Just apply it straight to your scalp and let the serum work its magic.

Cleanse Your Complexion With Rice Bran

Extracted from the germ and inner husk of rice, Rice Bran is filled with health-boosting fatty acids, antioxidants, and vitamins that hydrate, sooth and protect the skin. In fact, this miracle ingredient is a Chinese medicine staple that inspired Dr. Andrew Weil to develop the Mega-Mushroom Micellar Cleanser.

This no-rinse and alcohol-free soap eliminates excess oil, dirt, make-up and impurities. Best of all, it doesn’t dry out the skin or cause any uncomfortable tightness.

Achieve Radiant Skin With Turmeric

Turmeric (yes, that orange spice you put in curry), has been used in Chinese medicine to promote radiant and healthy skin for thousands of years.

It turns out that this herb has incredible healing powers. It reduces inflammation, prevents blemishes and clears acne for a glowing complexion.

The Mega Mushroom Treatment Lotion from Origins is packed with Turmeric alongside Ginger and a unique mushroom blend to make your skin gorgeous!

White Lotus & Yi Yi Ren

I couldn’t write about Chinese medicine without mentioning the RITUALS collection that’s inspired by the wisdom and ancient traditions of Asian cultures. We absolutely love their products and the unique aromatic fragrances of their ranges.

Commonly referred to as Chinese Pearl Barley, Yi Yi Ren is a Chinese herb in The Ritual Of Dao collection. Try the Calming Ritual Gift Set, £29.50, or just the Body Cream to start with, £15.30, for full body relaxation and rejuvenation.

Try some of the beauty products that contain these ancient Chinese ingredients and see for yourself if they transform your skin.

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Lydia Woodward

Lydia Woodward

The Queen Of Curls

I am always searching for future trends - beauty, fashion, hair, you name it! I’ve tried every foundation under the sun and love trying up-and-coming makeup brands to compare them with the big names. Variety is the spice of life and my makeup bag is definitely wide-ranging.