What you need to know about Ginseng

Ginseng, also known as the “root of immortality”, is a sweet tonic herb that has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries to treat various disorders. Ginseng is the original superfood. It’s classified as such because it’s a food that contains high levels of much-needed vitamins and minerals. 

Ginseng root contains numerous bioactive compounds, including saponins, polysaccharides, pectin, sugar, vitamins B1, B12, pantothenic acid and minerals which help to increase oxygenation and circulation to skin cells for a healthy glow. In addition, it’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant qualities help to protect skin from free radical damage. 

Besides all skin types can benefit from ginseng through it’s particularly useful for anyone who’s concerned about aging. To firming and reducing lines, ginseng helps de-puff the area around your eyes and can help minimize dark circles. 


“Ginseng is a natural skin balancer” 


If fine lines and wrinkles are your focus, ginseng can help boost the circulation of your skin’s smallest blood vessels, in turn ramping up the synthesis of collagen. 

If sensitive skin is your worry, ginseng’s natural anti-inflammatory properties help quell redness and puffiness. It can even be a good, calming remedy for skin conditions such as acne and psoriasis.

Asia’s most precious medicinal herb, ginseng is renowned for its many efficacies. It symbolizes Sulwhasoo’s rich history as well as its latest innovations that provide the ultimate skin care solutions. Ginseng provides restoratives properties, gives us renewed energy, and infuses our skin with vitality.

Sulwhasoo’s founder Sung-hwan Suh made it his goal to incorporate traditional Korean medicinal plants in skin care and his sights fell on ginseng specifically. 

Since then, ginseng has been utilized in numerous skin care products across a variety of brands. 

Discover here our Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Creamy Mask and the Sulwhasoo Concentrated Renewing Eye Mask