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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.

Join The Conversation
mrsnarbonne mrsnarbonne 9 years
I recently met a woman who used to work as a buyer for the Body Shop. She now works for an import/export company that helps source for cosmetics companies and match them with manufacturers. Anyways, like many other things these days, a lot of skincare and makeup (including the big brands) are manufactured in China. She does have horror stories about testing and quality control. Higher-quality manufacturing is done in Taiwan (different country, not China). The good thing is, regardless of place of manufacture, she says that products sold in the U.S. do have to meet standards w/regards to marketing claims.
tati33 tati33 9 years
about the Jenju Pearl Cream that good to clarify and dimish dark spots on the skin ..esp. in the face area? I would get it.. has anyone tried it?
poshy poshy 9 years
I would think twice about purchasing cosmetics from China or made in China after all the counterfeits horror cases in HK and in China.
Brooklynbee Brooklynbee 9 years
Does anyone else remember those old commercials on tv for Pearl Cream - this must have been back in the late 70s or 80s.
PartyBarbie PartyBarbie 9 years
I really want to try these.. I have so many beauty products!! My routine is already packed with face/hand lotions. What's a few more? Ha.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Anyone evee try either of the first two?
pintsized pintsized 9 years
You sure you didnt sneak it in because you couldnt find anything else?
estrela estrela 9 years
FYI - the Wei East Time Delay is $24.98 on
Lisa2723 Lisa2723 9 years
Ooooohhhh I would love to try this!!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Not too expensive either... Mmmm I just love my tea tree oil though!
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