Our favorite adaptogens for glowing skin
Adaptogens can have multiple positive effects on wellbeing when taken correctly. One of our favorite reasons to take adaptogens is to promote the health of our largest organ, our skin. While numerous adaptogens can help improve the look and feel of your skin health indirectly, below we’ve rounded up our top three adaptogens for glowing skin.
Plump and Hydrate your skin with Tocos
Tocotocotrienols, or Tocos for short, ranks at the top of our list for adaptogens for glowing skin. This creamy source of vitamin E is known for its ability to plump and hydrate the skin. It also may contribute to collagen synthesis. And (sorry maca) it actually tastes good.
Tocos generally comes in the form of rice-bran solubles. When added to warm beverages like coffee, it has a creamer like effect. Do to its neutral taste and thickening properties, Tocos can elevate just about any of the everyday items you already drink.
Throw a scoop in your bulletproof coffee, matcha latte, or post workout smoothie and get a serious glow-up. The best part? You can reap the benefits of Tocos without adding another step to your routine.
Being able to seamlessly incorporate Tocos into your daily routine is a major bonus considering the consistency with which you take adaptogens is key to maximizing their effectiveness. You can find us adding a scoop or two of Tocos rice bran solubles to our second cup (and third) cup of coffee at the office.
Glow like a #goddess with Ashwaganda
Like our girl Audrey Hepburn, we believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. Which is why the revered Aryuvedic herb Ashwaganda tops our list for the best adaptogens for glowing skin. Revered for its well documented effects on stress and cortisol levels, Ashwaganda can help you relax, unwind, and find joy in your days. So glow baby, glow.
A noted aphrodisiac, the ancient herb can also help you achieve that after O glow. Add this adaptogen to a peppery turmeric latte or your evening cup of hot cacao. And Voila, you’ve got a beauty elixir the goddess Aphrodite would be jealous of.
Nourish your glow with Pearl
Applied topically or taken orally, pearl powder is the epitome of a beauty powder. Much like wearing a pair of vintage pearls enhances your complexion’s luminosity, the powder form of this crystalline object, can do wonders for your skin’s brightness and tone.
The calcium, magnesium, amino acids, and trace minerals found in fresh water pearls may help to even your complexion. Pearl powder can also provide your skin with the essential nutrients it may be lacking.
We love to add it in our smoothies, our evening latte, or mix it into a homemade mask.