The pungent Ginger Root has been used for decades for both food and medicinal purposes and is considered one of the world’s healthiest foods for good reason: Thanks to a compound called gingerols, this potent root has been helpful to treat everything from nausea to osteoarthritis. Read on to see why we tapped this super-root for our Countertime line.
What is Ginger Root?
Ginger Root is the root of a plant called Zingiber Officinale, and is cousin to turmeric and cardamom. The much-used (and much-loved) spice originated in China, but is a culinary staple in other parts of Asia as well as the Caribbean.
Why We Love It
Beyond being absolutely delicious—the spicy picked root is our favorite part of sushi dinners—ginger contains natural chemicals that may even help reduce nausea and coughing.
Harnessing the Power of Ginger Root
All the components that make ginger a go-to natural remedy also make it a wrinkle-busting super ingredients. As a stimulant, ginger can improve the appearance of skin because it increases circulation. That means more nutrients head straight to the areas of application – meaning you’re on your way to youthful skin, from the inside out. You can find Ginger Root Extract in our Radiance Firming Complex and Uplifting Day Cream where we hand selected the ingredient so that it would fight irritation and leave your complexion nourished and healthy.