DUE EAST

Skin­care’s lat­est star in­gre­di­ents have a cen­turiesold (stel­lar) track record

ELLE (Australia) - - Beauty -

YEARN­ING FOR A YOUTH­FUL GLOW? Con­sider gin­ger, gin­seng, turmeric and cica – eastern medicine’s go-to in­gre­di­ents for restora­tive skin and hair treat­ments. Rich in an­tiox­i­dants, these na­tive plants fight off lus­tre-zap­ping free rad­i­cals, soothe ir­ri­ta­tion and pro­mote a wrin­kle-free com­plex­ion, and after cen­turies of medic­i­nal use, they’ve fi­nally found their way into skin and hair­care.

While turmeric’s made an ob­vi­ous splash in your latte (aka golden milk), its anti-in­flam­ma­tory, an­tibac­te­rial su­per­pow­ers – which min­imises red­ness and scar­ring sans fil­ter – make it great for acne-prone skin. And Jose Gines­tar, sci­en­tific di­rec­tor of Sis­ley-paris is im­pressed by cica ex­tract which pro­motes epi­der­mal re­struc­tur­ing and as­sists with skin re­gen­er­a­tion, giv­ing lack­lus­tre com­plex­ions a nat­u­ral glow. Pair it with the toni­fy­ing ef­fects of gin­seng for an added boost of bright­ness.

Con­cerned with age­ing? Make gin­ger a pri­or­ity. The pow­er­ful an­tiox­i­dant in­creases col­la­gen pro­duc­tion, re­duces skin dam­age and even keeps your locks lively à la Blake.

“AFTER CEN­TURIES OF MEDIC­I­NAL USE, THESE NA­TIVE PLANTS HAVE FI­NALLY FOUND THEIR WAY INTO SKIN­CARE”

Su­per­food Day Cream, $66, ELEMIS, mecca.com.au Sake Essence Sham­poo & Con­di­tioner, $17.99, OGX, price­line.com.au

Gin­ger Leaf and Hi­bis­cus Firm­ing Mask, $82 for 100ml, KIEHL’S, kiehls.com.au

Bright­en­ing Turmeric + C En­lighten Serum, $29.99, ANDALOU NAT­U­RALS, price­line.com.au

Hy­dra Beauty Mi­cro Crème, $129, CHANEL, chanel.com./en_au

Eco­log­i­cal Com­pound, $180, SIS­LEY PARIS, sis­ley-paris.com/en-au/

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