Ginseng is widely known in many Asian cultures as a miracle ingredient, having being used by medical practitioners around the world for bringing the body back into balance. Research shows that compounds in ginseng have an anti-inflammatory effect, and its use in anti-aging experiments have been promising. Compounds in ginseng have been shown to help synthesize collagen and improve skin elasticity, as well as have antioxidant and antiviral activity.
This serum brings together extracts from five different types of ginsengs or parts of ginseng, including Panax Ginseng, Panax Ginseng Root (Ginseng Radix), Siberian Ginseng, Angelica Sinsisis (known as "Women's Ginseng" in Traditional Chinese Medicine (skin nourishing, emollient, may help anti-aging), and Ashwagandha (Indian Ginseng; calming, stimulates collagen and promotes wound healing).
Avoid during pregnancy.
Travel Size 5ml: $22 | Full Size 1 oz: $75
Helps reduce appearance of fine lines
Instructions: Apply after cleansing, follow with a moisturizer if needed.
I apply two drops on my forehead, two on each cheek and one drop each on my nose and my chin. My skin is less inflamed, the serum is absorbed quickly by my skin and then my face just feels elastic and healthy and not oily or "wet". I like to apply it and then either add a layer of Donkey Cream if I'm in a pampering mood OR sometimes my skin feels so good I skip the lotion layer altogether. Couldn't recommend this product more.
I have been using this serum about a week and my skin looks and feels so much better! I saw a noticeable difference immediately. My skin feels plumper, brighter and smoother. Will definitely be ordering the full size!
Louise (Brooklyn, US)
Skin Type:Dry, Sensitive
Skin Concerns:Signs of aging, Dullness, Redness/inflammation
Favorite SB product!
Love love love the 5 Ginseng Serum. It absorbs quickly and my skin looks brighter and feels plumper almost immediately. My face literally beams! Continued use only makes my skin clearer and stronger.
Casey Lynch (Penns Grove, US)
Skin Concerns:Signs of aging
started with a travel size and moved quickly to the full size. I layer this, meaning I put it on, wait, then put another couple layers on. It really plumps up my aging skin.
Hideyo (New York, US)
Skin Concerns:Dark spots/scarring/discoloration, Signs of aging
I bought the sample size and purchased the full-size shortly after.
In comparison to the marine and snail serum, I prefer this one as I find it less viscous and easier for my skin to absorb.
Most noticeable benefit - Plumping.
Would still need to apply moisturizer after.