Building on the trend for rummaging, foraging and all things natural, have you heard of Siberian ginseng?
And no, it’s not one of Aldi’s fancy new flavoured gins.
Although, I do love gin…
Siberian ginseng is a bush which is able to resist even the most extreme Siberian winters. It's famous for its adaptogenic and medicinal abilities, thanks to the variety and complexity of its chemicals.
Having a beneficial effect on metabolism of proteins, fats and carbohydrates, ginseng extract improves skin condition and helps restore epidermis cells. It regulates water amount, protects skin from dehydration and acts as a kind of a stimulator fortifying blood circulation.
Thanks to all of its amazing properties, ginseng extract can be effective in treating fading, ageing and sensitive skin!
And it’s wild-harvested in Siberia.
Wild-harvesting, also called wild-crafting, is all about collecting flowers, plants and herbs from their natural environment in a sensitively managed and fully sustainable way.
These unique herbs have undergone natural selection – only the most resilient, strong plants that are rich in nutrients and active components survive.
But did you know that wild-harvesting has to be managed carefully to ensure the plants’ sustainability?
One of the key considerations is the season. The time of gathering has to be aligned with the time of maximum accumulation of valuable nutritive and biologically active substances in the plant.
It’s important to not over-harvest. Leaves can be collected every year, but roots can only be taken every two to three years. And some plants need to be left for five years in between harvesting.
It’s also vital that gathered plant stock should be used as soon as possible by drying or other processing methods. Grass, for example, which has stayed in a basket for more than three or four hours, self-heats. This destroys vitamins and its unique properties.
Here at Natura Siberica, we started our own wild-harvesting farm in 2013 – the first and largest organic farm in Russia. The farm spans 33 hectares and is located in a unique region called Khakassia where many of the rare Siberian herbs naturally grow. Working closely with local farmers, 16 hectares of this land has been cultivated and planted with 14 species of rare Siberian herbs.
Thick Natural Daurian Body Butter - £11.50
Thick Natural Daurian Body Butter is ideal for dry and sensitive skin.
Thanks to the minerals particular only to this type of ginseng, your skin will be deeply revitalised and nourished. Daurian oils have great tonic and aromatherapy benefits and Kachim Daurian extract has a gentle anti-inflammatory effect. Rosehip extract also increases skin immunity – ace!
The Body Butter is perfect after a long, soak in the bath. You’ll be flat out in no time, zzz…
Siberian Ginseng Eye Cream-Gel, Moisturising - £7.90
Siberian Ginseng Eye Cream-Gel works as a great anti-oxidant and brings energy to dull skin.
While stimulating blood circulation, the natural complex REGU®-AGE effectively reduces dark circles and puffiness around the eyes, giving a natural glow. Natural Hyaluronic Acid and Bisabolol deeply moisturise the skin and enhance its appearance by restoring its suppleness. Certified Organic Rose Hip Oil is full of fatty acids which tone and nourish, while wild-harvested Aquilegia Siberica helps to soothe and calm the skin.
Perfect after a hectic week at work!
Extra-Firming Hand Cream - £5.75
Natura Siberica Extra-Firming Hand Cream is formulated to lift and firm the hands’ delicate skin. Siberian ginseng tones and rejuvenates skin, improving its elasticity. Limonnik nanai is highly beneficial for the skin due to its antioxidant properties. It is rich in vitamins E and C, which means that it nourishes and soothes even the driest of skin.
Your paws will be soft, supple and beautiful!
Enriched Cleansing Tonic Anti-Age - £5.75
This Enriched Cleansing Tonic, specially created for the daily care of dull and fading skin, gently cleanses while helping to slow down the ageing process. Siberian Ginseng tones and rejuvenates the skin and Meadowsweet gives skin strength by improving its resistance to environmental damage.
Your skin will look youthful, rejuvenated and supple – result!