Your Guide To Adaptogens & Skincare
Known for their
powerful and efficacious properties, adaptogenic herbs have long been used in traditional
medicine. Found in teas, tinctures and supplements, adaptogens are used in many areas of
wellness. Beyond the benefits of using them in foods and aromatherapy, adaptogens can also
provide significant benefits for your skin.
What are Adaptogens?
How Do Adaptogens Help with Stress?
How Does Stress Affect Your Skin?
What are the Benefits of Adaptogens for Your
Why Should You Use Adaptogens in Skincare?
Kiehl’s & Adaptogens
In traditional medicine, adaptogens are often prescribed in
combination with one another. Rather than being treated with one herb at a time, these
combinations of two to four herbs are meant to take a holistic approach to ailments rather than
treating a single condition. Certain combinations of adaptogenic herbs are thought to amplify
one another’s efficacy when they are used together. Inspired by this synergistic power, Kiehl’s
infused three adaptogens in the propriety Adaptogenic Herbal Complex in our Vital
Skin-Strengthening Super Serum.
Traditionally used in Chinese medicine, Schisandra Berry has been used in teas and tonics
designed to help resist stress and boost energy and endurance. Our formula with Schisandra Berry
is known to help improve skin’s elasticity and firmness.
Holy Basil, or Tulsi, is widely used in Ayurvedic medicine and is commonly taken as a tonic
intended to help improve overall health and well-being while managing stress and anxiety. Known
to have soothing properties, it has also traditionally been used for skin conditions. Our
formula with Holy Basil is known to provide antioxidant protection to help alleviate skin
Historically used in Korean culture and medicine, this adaptogen is derived from the root of the
ginseng plant and undergoes an extensive steaming and drying process to create Red Ginseng.
Traditionally, Red Ginseng has been known to help promote longevity and restore balance. Our
formula with Red Ginseng is known to help boost radiance and improve skin’s elasticity.