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Article: Adaptogens Are the Hottest Wellness Ingredients Right Now

Adaptogens Are the Hottest Wellness Ingredients Right Now

Adaptogens Are the Hottest Wellness Ingredients Right Now

A healthy skin barrier is a glowy, happy skin barrier. It's what we're all trying to achieve, right? Serving as the body's first line of defense, the skin barrier acts as a protective shield against external environmental aggressors such as pollutants, allergens, and harmful microorganisms. It prevents excessive water loss, regulates moisture levels, and maintains the skin's hydration, promoting a supple and plump appearance. A robust skin barrier also plays a vital role in safeguarding against UV radiation, reducing the risk of sun damage and premature aging.

Nurturing and maintaining a strong skin barrier is paramount for optimal skin health and protection. What sets our formulas apart is our commitment to going beyond SPF to uncover the most efficacious ingredients like Ayurvedic Adaptogens that help restore, moisturize and fortify the skin barrier, resulting in a more youthful, healthy appearance. 

Our Founder, Stephanie, first discovered the magic of Adaptogens along her Lyme Disease healing journey. She realized that similar to the way that taking adaptogens in our coffee or as supplements can help our bodies internally adapt to stress and promote healing, when applied topically, our skin relishes in the same glow-getting benefits!

What Are Adaptogens?

Adaptogens are a class of herbs and plants that possess unique properties, allowing them to adapt and respond to the specific needs of the body. When applied topically, adaptogens are believed to help the skin cope with and adapt to external stressors, such as pollution, UV radiation, and emotional factors.

They are known for their potential to promote balance, reduce inflammation, and support the skin's overall health and resilience.

How Adaptogens Support the Skin Barrier

We discovered that when applied topically to the skin, adaptogens may provide several benefits to the skin barrier:
  • Anti-Aging: Adaptogens can support the skin's natural defenses, strengthen the moisture barrier, and improve elasticity, resulting in a more resilient and youthful appearance.
  • Antioxidants: Adaptogens possess antioxidant properties, helping to neutralize free radicals and protect the skin against environmental stressors, such as pollution and UV radiation.
  • Anti-Inflammatory: They also have anti-inflammatory properties, which can help reduce redness, irritation, and inflammation, making them beneficial for sensitive or reactive skin.

How To Use Adaptogens in Your Skincare Routine

Introduce your skin to our Luxe Collection of advanced skin barrier defense powered by adaptogens and skincare science:


Fortune Teller Brightening Sunscreen Serum, SPF 30

In Fortune Teller, our trademarked SuperBright Complex™ combines the perfect blend of clinically proven actives from science and nature. Two forms of Vitamin C, our signature Adaptogenic Amla and oil soluble, deeper penetrating THD-C (Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate), blend with Ayurvedic Licorice Root, antioxidant rich fruit extracts and light reflective minerals to help even skin tone with daily use, leading to dramatically brighter skin and a healthy, spotless look.

Guardian Angel Super Peptide Sunscreen Milk, SPF 50

In every drop of Guardian Angel, your skin receives youth gene stimulating Triphala melded with a fine-line plumping pentapeptide and the defense barrier support of CoQ10 and Niacinamide. Together, this gentle but fully loaded formula makes the perfect protective primer for helping to reverse and prevent environmental damage, a root cause of premature aging. 


Time Traveler, Clean Freak and Glow Getter activewear moisturizing SPF lotions are water/sweat resistant and contain our proprietary PlantDFNS™ blend of exotic botanicals and adaptogens that contain our nourishing, barrier supportive + protective Polynesian botanical secret, AO Certified Tahitian Monoi. Clinically shown to help heal the skin up to 2 HOURS after exposure, it combines with adaptogenic ingredients anti-inflammatory Ashwagandha and replenishing moisturizer Shea to leave skin feeling soft and looking healthy.

It's like an SPF and a touch of après-sun, in one!

With regular application of adaptogens in your skincare routine, you can expect to see enhanced skin health, improved complexion, and a rejuvenated overall appearance.


* Statements are based on our own experience, research and consultations with integrative medical professionals. These statements are not evaluated by the FDA. Always consult your medical provider before taking new supplements.


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