Beauty Tips Rooted with TCM for Natural Skin

Traditional Chinese Medicine Skincare - An Ancient Secret to Flawless Skin?

Oct 25, 2022

When it comes to skincare, East Asia seem to be getting ahead of the game. There is a growing obsession with the flawless complexion, and youthful glow of East Asian skin. While cosmetic botox, and 10-step skincare routines from Korea are thrusted at us as the skincare solution to achieve a flawless look, it’s hard to ignore the fact that East Asians historically have beautiful skin, so are their ancient beauty rituals the real secret to achieving naturally flawless looking skin?

Beauty Traditions from China


Chinese medicine is entirely built on a knowledge of roots and herbs, and which ones to take to treat certain conditions. The philosophical belief of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is that to fully heal the body, it needs to be treated from the inside out. This belief is founded on the health of the skin being primarily dependent on the immune system of the body. Because of this, TCM is often the answer to a number of skin concerns, including wrinkles, acne and even eczema (link to eczema blog).

Traditional herbs


When applied to the skin, chamomile is known to help protect the skin from free radical damage, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and smoothing out blemishes. It does this through accelerating cell and tissue renewal thanks to its powerful mix of antioxidants. This makes it the perfect ingredient for beauty products, like our Renew Cleanser.

Mung Beans

These tiny beans are packed with a surprising number of antioxidants and amino acids. The majority of these beans are made up of vitamin C, a beauty ingredient known to help rejuvenate skin for that youthful glow. If putting mung bean paste on your skin isn’t appealing, using skincare products like the Renew Serum that has vitamin C could be the better alternative.


Jade Rollers

 Jade roller and guasha

The jade roller is a beauty tool made of jade that is used to massage the face. It has been around for centuries, but only recently become more prominent thanks to social media. It works by activating circulation in facial tissue, helping to detoxify, smooth and de-puff skin. Recreate this ancient skin ritual at home using our jade face roller . Start with a clean face, then after applying a serum, use the jade roller to work it into the skin. Roll gently and slowly upward and outward. For the eye area, use the smaller roller, roll in a clockwise direction moving outwards. With just 10 minutes of daily use, jade rollers could be the route to finding that sculpted chin or jaw line.


Our Serene SkinLab skincare products all contain a potent mix of Chinese herbs that work towards restoring and maintaining balanced skin health. Use the ancient power of Chinese beauty traditions to restore and keep flawless-looking skin.


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