The word ‘adaptogens’ has been everywhere lately. It’s a buzzword gaining steam as more companies are finding ways to incorporate them into their products.

Adaptogens come from herbs, mushrooms, and plant roots; they are believed to help the body take on physical and mental stressors. This isn’t anything new and has been used in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine for centuries but is regaining popularity as people look for more natural solutions.

Some of their benefits also include helping with fatigue, hormone levels, organ function, and much more. Though it’s often ingested, it’s also being used in beauty products. Additionally, consuming them could really help with your beauty routine since stress and uneven hormone levels have several adverse effects on the skin.

Here are some popular examples of adaptogens that are making appearances in beauty products:

  • Ashwagandha is used to help with stress and, in turn, can stop breakouts. It also has antioxidants that can prevent aging. If you’re interested in seeing if this would work for your skin, try out Youth to the People’s Adaptogen Deep Moisture Cream.
  • Maca is known as Peruvian ginseng. It is a hormone regulator that also boosts collagen production. If you have monthly breakouts, this is a great option to try. You can mix Moon Juice’s extract in a smoothie.
  • Rhodiola Rosea, aka the golden root, is a plant that helps with stress and fatigue. It’s packed with antioxidants that help with premature aging. Grown Alchemist’s Detox Toner is an excellent example of all the fantastic benefits this root can have on your skin. It uses Rhodiola Rosea to promote the production of collagen and boost microcirculation.
  • Chaga is a mushroom with high concentrations of antioxidants that are used to treat digestive issues. It can also help skin problems like psoriasis. It works to take care of the gut, which, in turn, will heal the skin. If you want to use it for its topical benefits, you can check out Eufloria Botanicals’ Wild Chaga Face Wash. This gentle cleanser uses Chaga’s vitamins, minerals, and more to clean the skin without overdrying while also taking on the appearance of aging.