Avocados, charcoal, CBD – hip ingredients trying to solve all our skincare problems change like the ocean’s tides. There are so many options; it’s difficult to know where to begin. It doesn’t help that some work, and some don’t, some only work for some people, and so on. So, how do you choose a trend that’s right for you and *fingers crossed*, works? In our opinion, don’t go backward, move ahead of the curve! Pick something fresh and give it a whirl. Let’s be honest, almost all of us have our go-to makeup and skincare products, so even if the newest trend doesn’t work out, we have insurance. That being said, what’s next on the beauty-mobile? Two words: bamboo extracts.
This exciting new trend has been popularized by the Korean beauty industry. It seems K-beauty itself is queen of modern trends. Whatever she says, we follow. And her latest proclamation is that bamboo extract benefits our skin in more ways than one.
Bamboo extracts also contain delicious antioxidants for your skin. If you don’t know, antioxidants help fight free radicals which cause premature wrinkles. Bamboo isn’t quite as potent when compared to antioxidant superstars like green tea. However, we’re not just here for antioxidants. Bamboo extract is a multitasker, so of course we have to go from smallest benefit to largest.
Next up: bamboo is full of natural silica, an essential mineral that promotes healthy skin and hair. In fact, it contains about 70% silica making it the richest natural source of this mineral. You know how children almost always have the silkiest, shiniest hair? It’s because children are full of silica. It’s also necessary for bone growth, which makes sense as to why kids have an abundance of it. The older we get, the less prominent it is in our bodies. In fact, the absence of silica is in direct correlation with our body’s aging process which includes the formation of wrinkles, loose skin, and fine lines. Of course, that’s an under-representation of all the factors that go into aging, but it’s important to know silica’s role.
So, bamboo extracts are great for your skin, wrinkles, and aging. Are there more benefits? You bet there are! Bamboo also has incredible healing properties. It contains methanol, a powerful healing agent that cleanses and promotes healing skin. Not only does it work with minor cuts or scrapes, but the beauty industry has taken this magical factor and ran with it. Practical and marketable, it’s no wonder bamboo has jumped to the top of the ranks.
Other than what we’ve mentioned about its anti-aging properties, bamboo extract benefits in the beauty stratosphere largely come in the form of topicals, creams, lotions, and serums. We’ve only covered it’s overall benefits, but what are some specifics? How else can it be used other than overall skin and hair health?
Recently it’s being used as a more natural, targeted solution for many skin problems. People with acne, dark spots, red spots, and inflamed skin have been turning to bamboo extracts.
A lot of treatments specific to acne are drying and often irritating. Because many topical gels or treatments are chemical-based, even though they help reduce or eliminate pimples, the resulting factor is extra dry, sensitive, or red skin. Everyone wants clear skin, and many of us are even willing to deal with the aftermath of a harsh acne-cleanser. But if you introduce bamboo extracts to your routine, not only will you counteract some of the harsh side-effects, you may be able to go without your other products acne-fighting products altogether.
People who are concerned with the specifics of aging may want to try bamboo extract for more than just wrinkle reduction. Bamboo extract benefits cover dark spots, too. As a healing agent, it can reduce the size and color of dark spots by reducing melanin production. It’s crazy what this simple plant can do!
And what about those of us who have fair skin and burn way too easily? Bamboo’s got your back! Because bamboo is antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and acts as an antibiotic, it’s a powerhouse for rejuvenation and cell growth. Lather some bamboo serum on a red face or sunburnt patch with your aloe to even better reduce your skin’s heat. If you want to avoid a sunburn altogether, use bamboo extract sunscreen. An added bonus: for those of you who like to avoid artificial chemicals at all costs, bamboo sunscreen is a wonderful natural alternative.
What About Hair?
Good question. Bamboo shampoo can give your hair a boost, too. You now know how it’s a rejuvenation station for the skin. It works similarly for hair as well. When you use a bamboo extract shampoo, it’s great at washing away dead skin cells and stripping away buildup.
It also stays in your hair resulting in shiny, luscious locks. Because bamboo is so moisturizing on its own, it’s kind of like having a two-in-one shampoo-conditioner combo. One that naturally works.
In addition, people who have brittle hair or hair that breaks easily should absolutely give it a try. As mentioned, the cell turnover and rejuvenation process is incredible in this plant. After all, it only makes sense that the fastest growing plant in the world would assist with growth of some kind. Lucky for us it’s cell growth!
Bamboo Extracts are No Joke
At last, bamboo. East Asian cultures have known about its healing properties for hundreds of years. Of course, westerners had to put it through the ringer of “scientific authentication” before it could become mainstream. Thank goodness for us because this health and beauty trend is hopefully here to stay. Bamboo extract benefits are so many in number it’s almost silly to not try products that contain this exciting ingredient. It’s nothing crazy like snail slime or whale excrement, and what’s more, its alleged benefits are true.
If you’re looking for a new skin enhancing ingredient that works, don’t pass up bamboo extracts. They’re in many products and good for almost everyone. We know beauty trends can be overwhelming, but this one deserves to be more than just a trend. Also, lucky for you we can help you eliminate the search for your perfect bamboo product. Give Eminence Bamboo Firming Fluid a try. If you have any questions on the best products, please contact us. We’d love to help.