K-beauty is best known for its innovative formats and game-changing textures. Yet, if you take a close look at the ingredient lists on your frequently used products, there’s another group of ingredients that are much less talked about – traditional herbs.
Unbeknownst to most, many popular skincare brands use ingredients that are commonly used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). It used to be the underdog of the beauty industry, but thanks to brands like Wei Beauty, more people are gaining a deeper understanding of how they can benefit us beyond ingesting medicinal soups.
For starters, most of us know that TCM’s philosophy is to balance in mind and body. It governs everything, including treating the common flu, postpartum recovery to inside-out radiance. It does so by addressing specific needs using the concepts of yin yang, the five elements the health of our internal organs health. Here, the commonly found ingredients to look out for, their benefits and products that contain them.
(Also read: 8 Best TCM Herbs for Women)