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Get to know 9 natural herbs in imported cosmetics and their benefits

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illustration of a fig or fig

Illustration of fig or fruit fig © Shutterstock

This one fruit is quite often used in care products skin, for example, beauty soaps and body creams. Overseas more popular with name fig, but Indonesians know it better as a fig.

Reported by Style Craze, figs are rich in important nutrients such as vitamin B, vitamin C, phosphorus, potassium, and minerals such as calcium and magnesium which are important for rejuvenating the skin. Figs are also high in Omega 3 which can keep the skin moisturized from within.

Burdock root

burdock root illustration

Burdock root illustration © Healthtoday.com

Arctium or better known as burdock is a plant whose roots are commonly used for food, health and beauty. The roots of this plant are commonly found in kimbap, South Korean rice rolls.

burdock plant illustration

Burdock plant illustration © Wikimedia Commons / Satenik Tovmasyan

Burdock root is believed to cleanse the skin from various types of toxins. Reported by Style Craze, this herb is rich in anti-bacterial, anti-septic and anti-inflammatory ingredients that can treat various skin problems, including exfoliating the scalp which is a source of dandruff.


fresh gojiberry fruit illustration

Fresh gojiberry fruit illustration © Plantogram.com

Lycium barbarum or better known as gojiberry is a super food that has recently become a beauty care product. Gojiberry is generally sold in a dried form like raisins. In Indonesia alone, we can find it in one of the brands of body lotion and fruit juice.

illustration of dried gojiberry

Illustration of dried gojiberry  © Bonappetit.com

Gojiberry has been used as herbal medicine by the Chinese and Tibetans for centuries. It is said Madonna also diligently consume gojiberry to stay young.

Reported by Underground Health Reporter, research shows that gojiberry is rich in beta-carotene and zeaxanthin which are important for maintaining youthfulness of body cells. In addition, the antioxidant content in gojiberry makes it a powerful anti-cancer drug.

Those are some types of natural herbs commonly used in imported cosmetics. Hopefully this is useful for helping you in choosing the cosmetics that suit your needs. [tsr]