Chinese herbs are often dismissed as medicinal “quackery”, but herbal remedies don’t have to be just for people that would label themselves as a “hippie”, or the more popular term, “crunchy” type.
If held to the same standards of testing and scrutiny reserved for Western medicine, there ARE herbs whose results would hold up. In some cases, these herbs may have the only answers.
It’s easy to be skeptical, but if you struggle with acne scars, hyperpigmentation, brown spots, redness, discoloration, or dark circles, there are two herbs that could be the answer to a smoother, more even and youthful skin tone.
“Where did these spots come from?!”
When you leave an apple or avocado exposed to air, brown spots appear. The same process occurs with your skin.
Free radicals (charged chemical particles of oxygen found in our environment) damage chemical bonds and proteins, causing oxidation. Sun exposure accelerates the process and the stress from the free radicals stimulates the skin to protect itself by producing extra melanin (color). The ugly results are age spots, freckles, dark circles, and redness.
To make matters worse, as your skin ages, the harder time it has protecting itself and free radicals cause more damage. Two Chinese herbs could help stop the process in its tracks and even reverse it’s effects.
A scrubby looking and rarely used Chinese herb called Dong Ling Cao in Chinese or “Chinese Sage Brush” (Rabdosia Rubescens) packs powerful and proven health benefits. In published studies, the whole plant extract has been shown to be antineoplastic (stops tumors), have some effect against various cancers, and to be of little toxicity with no reported hormonal effects.
Another herb very few people know about is Xi Xian Cao, literally translated “Pig Pungent Weed” (Siegesbeckia orientalis). Like its name suggests, it has an unpleasant pig-like smell and pungent taste. Regardless, modern researchers have found that it improves immunity, has anti-inflammatory properties, and lowers blood pressure.
They are amazingly beneficial by themselves, but combining them creates a powerful anti-aging and hyperpigmentation remedy.
What can herbs do for my skin?
Just like the natural antioxidants in lemon or lime juice prevent your avocado from turning brown, the combination of herb extracts (a patented formula called CHROMOCARE™) works in a similar way with your skin.
In vitro tests showed that this combination of extracts:
- reduces damage caused by free radicals
- boosts antioxidant defenses
- reduces the appearance of chromophores (melanin and hemoglobin) and creates a even skin tone.
In fact, using a 3% concentration, Chromocare reduced the appearance of discolorations better than 2% Alpha Arbutin.
Other clinical tests showed that Chromocare:
- stimulates the production of GHS (a key component in the cell’s natural antioxidant defense)
- reduces inflammation
- increases collagen production.
This means that it will not only create an even skin tone, but also improve fine lines and wrinkles!
Note: The manufacturing process does not require the use of animal derivatives or GMOs.
Where can I get it?
Younique’s Instant Lifting Serum: This anti-aging serum combines Chromocare, XEP-18, a low irritation retinol, vitamins, and moisturizers in a powerful acute care formula. It reduces the appearance of wrinkles, fades dark spots and hyperpigmentation, and reduces pore size.
Younique’s Time Correcting Night Cream: A thick, anti-aging night cream combining Chromocare, XEP-18, low irritation retinol, baobab oil for moisture, vitamins, and whey protein for firmness. It reduces wrinkles, fades dark spots and hyperpigmentation. Learn more.
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