What are Adaptogens?

What are Adaptogens?

Adaptogens are herbs or mushrooms that are known to have health benefits. Manufacturers who use them in their products claim they have a variety of benefits, including the ability to help you deal with stress. They are usually available as teas, tinctures, powders to mix into food, and capsules.

There are dozens of adaptogens found in nature, but only a few are likely to appear in anti-stress skincare formulations. Here are some popular examples:

  • Reishi mushrooms are high in beta-glucans and these mushrooms protect against environmental stressors and reduce inflammation.
  • Maca aids in the production of collagen and the regulation of hormones, which may help to reduce acne outbreaks.
  • Ashwagandha is a plant that is said to have stress-relieving, antimicrobial, antioxidant, and skin-softening properties.

Benefits of Adaptogens in skincare

Adaptogens are most commonly used in skincare formulations to reduce the negative effects of stress on the skin. Rather than treating symptoms, adaptogens interact with our hormones on a cellular level. It can reduce our body's stress response by interfering with released compounds as they occur and preventing them from signalling out overproduction, which has wonderful implications for acne, wounds, hydration, and other conditions.

The Use of Adaptogens in Youth Beam

Sigi Skin’s Youth Beam night serum contains Adaptogens like Reishi Mushroom (Lingzhi) and Ginger Extracts that aids in reducing fatigue and toxic effects of stress as well as the appearance of scars.

Reishi Mushroom (Lingzhi)

The use of Youth Beam which contains Reishi Mushroom will help to alleviate redness and irritation of skin as it contains immune boosting properties and it also deeply hydrates the skin as the Reishi Mushroom provides humectant which aids in decreasing fine lines and wrinkles. 


Youth Beam which contains ginger extracts has super potent antioxidant and anti-aging properties. The night serum will provide individuals who are looking for a serum that helps in reducing the appearance of scars as the ginger extracts will help to slow down collagen breakdown, thus, speed up the healing process of your skin.

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