This hardy plant with eco-gorgeous properties works just as well in a grooming regime as it does in the rainforest.
Why bamboo is springing up in bathrooms
S trong as steel and one of the fastest-growing plants around, bamboo is more commonly known as a resident of rainforests and a prominent part of a panda’s diet. But now it’s sprung up in beauty and bathrooms globally, and for good reason – it has a long list of skin-health and healing qualities. Interested about how it goes from its natural state to a nurturing bathroom treat? Us too.
No stranger to Asian beauty-lovers, finely ground bamboo is proving a popular addition to soaps, face masks, exfoliants, and even Nude By Nature’s newest foundation. The antiseptic and astringent qualities get a tick for blemish-prone and oily skin.
Derived from the edible parts of the plant (the leaf and stalk), bamboo extract is very high in silica – a mineral that encourages healthy hair and nails. Used in OGX Bamboo Fiber-full Shampoo and Conditioner to give hair voluptuous body and fullness. Bamboo extract can also be used in mascara and has been found to help fortify eyelashes.
Bamboo extract in tiny bead form, perfect to gently exfoliate the skin. Featured in Sávar’s Refining Facial Exfoliator and Nellie Tier’s Face Polish for the granule’s gentle, natural, non-abrasive properties that carefully polish skin while keeping it hydrated, healthy and soft.
Stalks are exposed to intense heat without oxygen. This pyrolysis process creates a unique bamboo charcoal called ‘white diamond’, which carries high electrical conductive properties, used by local company Bamboo Charcoal in body-healing support fabrics. A common addition to soaps and face masks to nourish skin; unclogs pores and draws out toxins thanks to awesome absorption properties.