Are adaptogens the new superhero in skincare!

by Nubess Stories on November 30, 2020

We live in hectic times and the digital age where all of us are going through a lot of stress; be it mental or physical. All this frenetic chaotic pace, lack of sleep, fatigue, etc. takes a toll on our bodies and needs to be regulated for one’s well-being.

Adaptogens-are healing herbs that have been used for more than a hundred years in ayurvedic medicine through topical use or ingestion. As they help ease anxiety and stress. They act as metabolic regulators that may be beneficial for the skin keeping it luminous under stressful conditions. They prevent damage as they function as adapters for skin, Also build resistance to avoid harm from pathological state internally and externally. Though they may be trending now they have always been healing and promoting longevity since ancient times known as super medicines or now as adaptogens. Lately, we've been seeing adaptogens fad in more and more beauty care products—but do they really work?

Adaptogens are herbs that reduce the toxic effects of stress and fatigue on the skin. They’re called adaptogens because they adapt to what the body needs, During times of stress, our glands produce cortisol spikes, These spikes stimulate our nervous system and adrenal glands, which can cause inflammation and premature aging...

 

How is this related to the skin? It’s quite elementary; if you’re stressed, it clearly starts showing on your skin in the form of under-eye bags, dark circles, fine lines, dull complexion, pale skin texture, inflammation, etc. Therefore, infusing skincare with adaptogens helps regulate these stressors as they may support adrenal function and help you “adapt” to stress. In a beauty care regime, adaptogens usually act "as a ‘toner’ to regulate and get the body back to its ''balance, restore, and protect the body.

 

The adaptogens most included in Skincare are herbs such as ashwagandha, licorice root, moringa, rosemary, amla, aloe vera.

 

Ashwagandha: This herb known as Indian ginseng strengthens the immune system by reducing stress inside out. It is one of the most restoring herbs that have a calming effect on the adrenal glands, thus can prevent stress-related acne flares and can also prevent the forming of new acne breakouts. This ancient therapeutic herb may help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, even out skin tone, clear clogged pores. Ashwagandha is also known as a regenerative herb that will make sure you have a healthy mind-body balance.

Ashwagandha is more in the spotlight when it comes to skincare in recent times as stress and its impact on the skin have been of great interest to researchers lately. In simple terms, when the skin is stressed, you end up with wrinkles, fine lines, and tired eyes, and these very symptoms reduce when the skin gets relaxed, lending a healthier and radiant look to the skin.

“The effects of stress goes much beyond just tiredness and fatigue. Stress reduces our immune levels, makes our skin more sensitive, irritable, and inflamed. So, having an adaptogen is important to manage the effects of internal and external stressors,” As it contains alkaloids and lactones which give it its anti-stress properties.

Licorice root: has numerous topical and ingestible benefits, It is helpful for regulating cortisol levels. High amounts of cortisol can cause your skin to break out. By using this adaptogen, you can reduce acne flare-ups associated with cortisol and stress. Licorice root extract helps to brighten and soothe itchy and irritated skin. It can be used in formulations that are specifically made to treat dark spots especially with vitamin c it can prevent sun damage.

The licorice root extract is known to contain a compound known as glycyrrhizin which has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. It is used to treat skin conditions like eczema and acne As a rich source of antioxidants, it also offers skin lightening and anti-aging benefits. A formulation with licorice will promote beautiful, healthier-looking skin.

Moringa: is often referred to as the “tree of life” in various cultures across the globe. This powerful plant has amazing health benefits as it has both anti-inflammatory and healing compounds that benefit your body in a number of different ways.

Moringa is an effective adaptogen for anti-aging. In addition to protecting your skin from natural elements, The moringa leaf benefits you from the inside and out. This healing plant is rich in levels of vitamins, carotenoids, tocopherols, and flavonoids that work to nurture and moisturize the skin. This can help slow down the effects of aging and prolong a youthful appearance while keeping your skin soft and smooth.

Moringa is saturated with vitamin A and it's one of the most potent antioxidants out there for near-perfect skin. When applied topically, it reduces the stressors, calming the skin, and allows cells to renew themselves at lightning speed, delaying the changes in skin appearance and function with time.

 

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Rosemary: has been used as a medicinal herb for centuries. Rosemary oils lower cortisol levels and reduce stress and anxiety. Rosemary oil in combination with onion oil to the scalp strengthens circulation-boosting effects, improves hair growth, and works similar to minoxidil.

Rosemary is saturated with a vast amount of vitamins, antioxidants, minerals. and helps restore hair loss triggered by testosterone. While imbalance of this hormone causes hair loss in men, but its excess can also cause female baldness like seen in pcod, thyroid conditions. This happens when the testosterone converts to dihydrotestosterone or DHT, which binds to scalp follicles, shrinking them and preventing hair growth. Stress can be very damaging to hair growth and health, leading to brittle and slow growing hair. It's a double bonus we've incorporated antioxidant super food Rosemary stems cells and Amla in Nubess Lush Silk Growth Oil that may restore stunted hair growth and even reverse hair loss. This natural haircare product is perfect for those who want a healthier alternative to hair growth, for strong, luscious strands, and a healthy scalp.

 

Amla: The Indian gooseberry is cultivated in India at an elevation of 3,000 feet. Amla has been used for a variety of health benefits for a long, It is a staple in ayurvedic tradition as a medicinal herb and is used by itself or in combination with other herbs.

In traditional ayurvedic medicine and preventative health practice, both dried and fresh fruits are used, The dried fruit is very high in vitamin C, rich in health-promoting antioxidant polyphenols, these super berries in skincare promotes youthfulness, also helps relieve stress which is critical for adrenal health. Adaptogens are by far one of the best natural herbs when it comes to working with thyroid disorder or endocrine system imbalance like in pcod where people have low energy, fatigue, hair fall from roots due to lack of proper hair nutrition. Amla berries promote healthy hair, skin due to its high stores of vitamin C as well as enhances the absorption of iron and help your body detoxify from harmful effects of free radicals.

 Aloe vera: is referred to as the plant of immortality as it is a powerhouse adaptogen in skincare. Aloe Vera has been used for wound healing, burns, and skin irritations and for healing hair and skin issues. Aloe Vera is now recommended by lots of beauty care brands to be a Superfood since it has continuously shown amazing antimicrobial, antiviral, antifungal, and antioxidant properties. The leaf of aloe: the inner layer is made up of 99% water. The remaining 1% comprises of a range of chemical compounds- enzymes, polysaccharides, the minerals found in Aloe Vera include zinc, copper, calcium, potassium, magnesium, chromium, sodium, iron, selenium, and manganese. Vitamins, including folic acid, C, E, A, B1, B2, B3, and B6. It is also one of the few plants that contain vitamin B12.

 Regular use of aloe vera in Sublime Bamboo Activated Charcoal soap helps prevent trans-epidermal water loss, in the skin, which happens when your skin loses water through a natural process and appears dry, dehydrated, and inflamed. Studies have shown that stress impairs the skin barrier, leaving it prone to water loss, dryness, and dehydration.

" Aloe based Crystal power Bamboo Activated Charcoal Scrub Mask helps to repair the skin barrier and increase skin hydration.” It promotes natural healing on the inner level as well as skin'' Aloe vera smoothens the skin and helps to shrink the size of pores, helps calm and soothe irritated skin after sun exposure and radiation damage.

 This aloe enriched formula of  Nubess Miracle booster Vitamin C+ serum promotes a youthful dewy complexion by increasing skin hydration and smoothness. Hyaluronic acid and aloe vera lock in moisture, By boosting collagen helps to reduce wrinkles and fine lines.

 

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Adaptogens are bursting to the brim with natural health benefits, so it’s no surprise they are trending more than ever now. From applying topically in your natural skincare routine to taking supplements on the daily run, we’re predicting adaptogens will only gain more popularity as more and more positive study results of its various benefits come out.

With a natural skincare range rooted in traditions of Ayurveda infused with the essence of flowers and crystal gems with plant alchemy, Nubess Personal care has formulated adaptogens into its products to take it to the next level in beauty care for 360-degree holistic wellness that protects cellular damage from modern world stress!

  

References

https://www.health.com/beauty/adaptogen-skincare-products

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6240259/

https://www.news-medical.net/life-sciences/What-is-Metabolism.aspx

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780128021477000528

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by vucaweqety on March 18, 2021

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