It’s Chinese New Year and the celebrating can last for up to two weeks (wow)!
2018 is an Earth Dog Year, which according to the Chinese horoscope, is a good time for lifestyle changes and new adventures. So we thought we’d venture into the world of Chinese medicine as it’s been a source of beauty wisdom for over 2000 years.
Here’s our pick of the most interesting ingredients that can naturally enhance your skin!
This amazing deep red mushroom has anti-inflammatory properties; protecting sensitive skin from redness, flare-ups and slowing down premature aging. Plus, it’s a true superfood in its edible form – used for its calming properties and to boost the immune system.
Similar in consistency to peanut oil, rice bran oil is extracted from the germ and inner husk of rice. Having a long-standing history in traditional Chinese medicine, it consists of a high percentage of fatty acids, making it perfect for skin hydration. It’s also full of antioxidants and vitamins B and E, which makes it brilliant for soothing and protecting skin.
Both Reishi and Rice bran can be found in the Mega-Mushroom Micellar Cleanser, £23.80, which was inspired by Dr. Andrew Weil’s travels to China. Its no-rinse, soap and alcohol-free formula works to eliminate excess oil, dirt, make-up and impurities without over-drying or uncomfortable tightness.