There's a lot of curiosity surrounding adaptogens. These powerful herbs are gaining traction as the wellness industry is adding them to products left and right, but do adaptogens really work? What adaptogens should I try? Whether you're new to adaptogens or a long-time lover of them, this blog reveals nine beauty-focused adaptogens that we swear by. Try adding these to your beauty routine for extra holistic benefits!
What are adaptogens?
Adaptogens are non-toxic herbs and roots known for their healing traditions. These special plants are believed to help the body resist physical, chemical, and biological stressors of all kinds. From boosting energy to strengthening your immune system, incorporating adaptogens into your daily routine can take your wellness regime to another level, naturally. Adaptogens are far from trendy or new. In fact, they have been used for centuries in Chinese and Ayurvedic cultures.
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VIVI Naturals' Proprietary 9-Adaptogen Blend
We know all about the health benefits of adaptogens. That's why our founder formulated the VIVI Naturals Proprietary Adaptogen Blend using nine of the most effective adaptogens. All of VIVI Naturals' beauty products include adaptogens, plus other natural ingredients specially curated to follow our mission of wellness. Meet the nine MVP's of our adaptogen blend:
Ashwagandha Root Extract
Formerly known as Withania Somnifera, Ashwagandha root extract has skyrocketed in popularity in recent years. Known for reducing stress and anxiety, Ashwagandha can soothe long-term sources of stress and hormone imbalances.
Holy Basil Oil
With "holy" in the name, Holy Basil is worthy of worship. Ocimum Tenuiflorum may help lower stress levels all around. It is proven to reduce physical and mental stress, stress-related anxiety, and even help treat depression.
Phyllanthus Emblica, aka Amla, is actually a fruit: an Indian Gooseberry, to be exact. There are hundreds of claimed uses for Amla, but it's most widely recognized in the beauty world for its abundance of Vitamin C and antioxidants.
Who knew rosemary is good for more than seasoning food? Salvia Rosmarinus can boost health by improving mental focus and memory and reducing inflammation. For beauty, it's a natural remedy to fight hair loss.
Korean Ginseng Extract
For a natural wake up call, call on ginseng. Korean Ginseng, or Panax Ginseng, boosts the immune system, enhances physical performance, and promotes vitality. Plus, it resists stress and signs of aging.
Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Extract
Aloe Vera, or Aloe Barbadensis, is another popular adaptogen widely known for its healing properties. It's effective at moisturizing the body, treating sunburns, and healing wounds. It boasts anti-fungal properties making it a natural treatment for acne and blemishes.
Reishi Extract (Sachitin®️)
Reishi Extract (Sachitin®️) is actually a patented ingredient derived from a Reishi mushroom. This 'shroom is believed to fight cancer, fatigue, and depression, and even boost the immune system. Reishi, or Ganoderma Lucidum, is high in antioxidants, helping prevent cell damage.
Another mushroom adaptogen, Maca comes from the indigenous people of Peru. They've used Lepidium Meyenii root for thousands of years to help prevent fatigue and increase blood flow. It's also believed to enhance sexual performance. Oh heyyy, Maca.
Tasty and useful, Licorice extract, aka Glycyrrhiza Glabra, is another serious stress fighter. As one of the world's oldest herbal remedies, Licorice root has a myriad of anti-inflammatory benefits. Regarding beauty, it's rich in antioxidants and offers anti-aging benefits.
What beauty products have adaptogens?
As adaptogens gain popularity, they're appearing in more beauty products from skincare to haircare. Root 66 is a fan favorite. This holistic root elixir was designed for hair growth and destressing the scalp. With VIVI's unique adaptogen blend plus 24 other natural, active ingredients, Root 66 is a natural solution for hair volume while reducing hair loss.
Aside from applying adaptogens via beauty products, you can also ingest them. VIVI's collection of three CBD-infused gummies all contain adaptogens too. Packed with multivitamins for health, hair growth, or sleep, they're layered with adaptogens plus the benefits of nano-CBD.
Adaptogens are a natural way to soothe stress, guard your body, and bring balance back into your life. Why not let them work their magic in your beauty routine too?