by Alexandra Nicole Nuralam

This Rare and Powerful Ingredient Comes From Ginseng and Has Numerous Skin Benefits

We typically associate ginseng with teas, tonics, and tinctures—in fact, it is the most popular health supplement in Korea—but its true potential goes beyond its regular forms. It’s probably why many Korean beauty brands have based many of their products around the root.

First, what is ginseng?

For the uninitiated, ginseng is a root and it’s typically harvested after growing for six years—that’s when it’s at peak potency. It’s the most precious yet widely consumed ingredient in Asian traditional medicine; Panax ginseng is commonly consumed as a health supplement in Korea, Japan and China, and for good reason. The root is filled with active compounds that have the potential to regulate blood sugar levels, increase circulation, and strengthen the body’s immune system. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. The herb has the ability to act as a cure-all remedy for your skin.

Meet Compound K

Ginseng’s bioactive constituents include ginsenosides, which are the key pharmacologically significant bioactive components of ginseng. There are around 150 ginsenosides that can be isolated from the herb—from its roots, fruits, leaves, flower buds. Among these ginsenosides, one of the rarest is Compound K, because it’s either absent in unprocessed ginseng or only available in low concentrations. Many studies have shown various health-promoting benefits, including anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, anti-cancer, neuroprotective, anti-ageing and skin protective benefits. In fact, Compound K is one of the most powerful antioxidants that deliver “all-in-one” skin benefits. This includes fighting dryness, hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, loss of elasticity and skin photo-ageing after chronic UV exposure.

Shop Compound K Skincare

This booster features VENN Skincare’s patented solubilisation technology. Because Compound K does not dissolve in water or oil, it’s very difficult to use in skincare formulations. This is what sets VENN Skincare’s booster apart; it uses 2,700ppm of Compound K for faster and improved results, so you can look forward to a brighter, firmer and even-toned complexion.

A potent combination of antioxidants, high-performance peptides and 1,000ppm of VENN’s patented form of Compound K, this all-in-one concentrate is the anti-ageing product you never knew you needed. It deeply hydrates and visibly improves the complexion’s appearance in a single step. 

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