What are Adaptogens?
The word adaptogen is used to describe a naturally occurring plant that has the ability to bring balance to a body system. This includes your precious skin!
The saying “as within, so without,” can be applied to your skin. During the day and night your skin comes into contact with stressors, including environmental toxins, pollution, and free radicals. These stressors pull your skin out of balance, which manifests as overly dry skin, overly oily skin, redness, inflammation, congestion, acne, and fine lines.
Luckily, an adaptogen has the unique ability to guard your skin cells’ against stress by activating proteins that protect a cell’s mitochondria from damage caused by stress.
Adaptogens also increase the production of proteins that help increase a cell’s resistance to stress, prolonging the life of the cell.
Visit our Adaptogen Index to read about the specific adaptogens we use in our formulas and about their extraordinary capabilities.