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Beauty Products From Around the World Part IV: China

Chinese women have some of the most beautiful skin in the world. This is because many pamper their skin with herbal ingredients—both topically and nutritionally. Among these ingredients are mushrooms, ginger and pearl powder; they are believed to decrease signs of aging, build the immune system and preserve overall health.

The key to understanding Chinese medicine is to take care of not only the skin but the entire body as well. Here are three Chinese beauty products that are currently available in the US. I hope this post will help you gain some insight into the powers of these ingredients.

Wei East Time Delay ($28) is a wrinkle reducer that contains a special ingredient called the Reishi mushroom. This is a rare herb that the Chinese call “the mushroom of immortality” since it works to decrease visible signs of aging.

Reishi mushrooms are believed to reduce inflammation and rejuvenate the skin. Since they are also rich in vitamin B, iron, calcium and magnesium, they are also excellent for the blood, heart and lungs.

For two more amazing Chinese beauty products,

Jenju Pearl Cream is a face cream that I told you about a long time ago. It is made with pearl powder (high in amino acid) to calm inflammation, redness and skin irritations.

The Chinese royal court used crushed freshwater pearls for centuries because of these special properties, as well as for the glowy after-effects it leaves on your skin. You can purchase the cream online for ($28).

Carol's Daughter Lemon Ginger Mint Manicure In A Jar ($11) is created in Brooklyn, but I'm sneaking it in here because it features ginger. This is a delicious-smelling exfoliator created to slew away stubborn skin cells on your hands and feet (it's great for elbows too). Ginger is a wonderful and natural way to awaken the senses and revitalize the spirit.

Its powerful aroma has been known to act as an aphrodisiac and is often blended with calming scents such as mint and lemon to balance out its strength. Once you are finished with your vigorous scrub, sit back, relax and enjoy the sensational cooling effect.

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