Red Ginseng: "Miracle Root"

Red Ginseng: "Miracle Root"

Ginseng, the “miracle root,” is also known as “man-root” not only because of its wide range of almost miraculous benefits to overall health and well-being, but also due to its resemblance to the human body, due to the root’s thick, stringy shoots for “arms” and “legs.”


Legend has it that ginseng was discovered thousands of years ago in the mountains of China. The root was used in traditional Chinese medicine, due to its anti-inflammatory and restorative properties that ease chronic illnesses and promote recovery. To this day, ginseng root extract has also become a key ingredient in overall health and even skincare.


Ginseng root is used in skincare to improve microcirculation and oxygenation, which are two important factors in brightening skin, encouraging collagen renewal, and creating an overall sense of wellness. As red ginseng helps boost collagen synthesis, skin becomes firmer and more supple, with a youthful “bounce-back” quality. Red ginseng extract in skincare is ideal for those looking to improve the overall look of their skin, whether they are dealing with dryness, dullness, discoloration, lines and wrinkles, or UV-induced damage.


The key actives in ginseng are called ginsenosides, which provide a remarkably high level of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity. The extract also supports skin cell turnover and helps reduce fine lines, dark spots, and pigmentation caused by exposure to environmental damage, such as UV rays, pollution, harsh temperatures, and certain lifestyle factors.


Red ginseng extract is a highly effective skincare ingredient, yet the process of fermentation can enhance the already impressive benefits of red ginseng to brighten skin, smooth out lines and wrinkles, increase firmness, and protect against oxidative damage. Here’s why. During the process of fermentation, yeast, enzymes, and bacteria break down the active ingredients in red ginseng, creating simpler, smaller particles that are more easily absorbed by skin, with a lower potential for skin irritation. Plus, fermented red ginseng is microbiome-friendly, so it supports the skin’s natural barrier, which helps defend against dry, dehydrated skin and oxidative stress.


  • Improves microcirculation and oxygenation to regenerate, tone, and brighten skin
  • Helps protect skin from oxidative and environmental damage
  • Supports collagen synthesis for firmer, more elastic, more toned skin
  • Assists in healthy cell turnover and reduction of fine lines
  • Found to prevent UVB-induced photo-aging and pigmentation
  • Visibly reduces undereye puffiness and dark circles