Chinese Herbal Medicine

The 3 skincare secrets of ancient China

The 3 skincare secrets of ancient China

Throughout the ages, men and women all over the world have sought the timeless skincare wisdom found within the teachings of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

Esteemed for its expertise in fostering collagen production, soothing sensitive skin, and preserving a radiant, youthful glow. Chinese Herbal Medicine has stood the test of time as a trusted source for healing and helping our complexions.

Here we share 3 TCM secrets for optimal skin health:

1. Take tips from your tea

Chinese tea drinking is steeped in ritual. Tea serves various purposes, from welcoming guests to enhancing overall well-being and addressing imbalances in the body and mind. Most interestingly, many herbs used in popular teas offer unique health benefits, particularly for the skin. Among our favourites are ginseng, gotu kola, and liquorice root.

Here we explore a few of our potent formulations that contain these herbal

Oil Control Moisturiser - Ideal for combination or oily skin prone to breakouts and acne. Gotu Kola is a gentle astringent and light hydrator, the perfect ingredient in supporting our Oil Control Moisturiser to restore balance and imbue a brighter, more even complexion.

Softening Psoriasis Shampoo – We use ginseng root extract within this profoundly healing blend to calm inflammation, energise the scalp and reduce the build-up of dead skin cells.

Brightening Mask – A key ingredient in this glow-boosting treatment is Liquorice Root. This powerful adaptogen soothes, smooths, and adds radiance to dull complexions.

2. Ancient antidotes to ageing

Ancient Chinese beauty rituals dating as far back as the 7th Century used facial rollers and Gua Sha to boost circulation and aid lymphatic drainage. Often crafted from the precious gemstone jade, these beautiful skincare tools improve energy flow while lifting and firming the facial muscles.

Daily facial massage paired with tonifying actives make a powerful duo in the fight against premature ageing. A TCM and Dermatology M favourite, is the potent ingredient, Bakuchiol. An established favourite within many Chinese skincare routines, Bakuchiol is a natural alternative to retinol.

This herbal hero matches each benefit of retinol without the sensitised skin and downtime. Bakuchiol not only increases cell renewal and betters skin texture but also reduces lines and hyperpigmentation. This wonder herb brightens the skin and diminishes damage from free radicals.

Bakuchiol is a key active within two of our award-winning Dermatology M formulas:

Rejuvenating Face Oil – An intensely restorative, skin staple for maturing skins containing Bakuchiol, Vitamin E, Rosehip and Hemp Oils. This silky oil instantly tones, nourishes, hydrates and supports a supple complexion with long-lasting radiance.

Rose Otto Face Cream – Blending powerful Bakuchiol with gentle steam-distilled Rose Otto Essential Oil, this nurturing cream speeds up cellular renewal and reduces fine lines. Intensely luxurious, hydrating and nourishing.

3. TCM for all the family

In many Chinese households, daily, family rituals centre around TCM. Enjoying diverse, collagen-rich diets, prioritising good sleep, and frequent herbal bathing are key habits for a healthy life. Mindfulness, deep breathing, meditation, and acupuncture are additional TCM methods that can support wellbeing from an early age

The aim is to create a foundation for long-term health, emphasising not only physical wellbeing but also mental and emotional balance from childhood.

Skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis and sensitivity can spring up almost overnight when young and unfortunately, oftentimes, these uncomfortable ailments are still haunting us in adulthood.

We specialise in potent plant formulations that soothe chronic skin conditions alongside gentle blends that are safe to use at any age. See some of our family favourites here…

Soothing Bath & Shower Oil – This gentle body wash is as popular at morning shower time as it is for bedtime baths. Cleansing, nourishing and soothing, this daily cleanser and bath oil is free from SLS, SLES, soap and perfumes, making it safe for even babies.

Nourishing Cream – Our bestselling body moisturiser has won multiple awards for its soothing and healing benefits. This iconic, pink emollient calms inflammation and hydrates, nurturing the skin at any age.

We hope these skincare secrets support you in your journey to healthy, comfortable skin. If you are seeking any advice on the best Chinese herbal skincare for you, please feel free to contact our expert team here.

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