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BY: Marisa Aguirre Marcori

Adaptogens are trending in beauty because of their ability to improve the appearance of skin and hair.

Adaptogens are gaining prominence in cosmetics and nutricosmetics and can be found in the form of supplements made from mushrooms, plants, berries, and flowers that are highly effective and in skin health by providing skin luminosity and hydration.   Their secret lies in their ability to work on both internal and external aspects of the body, thanks to their protective, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and moisturizing benefits.  

How Adaptogens work

The human body seeks balance, and its system is designed to maintain it. An adaptogen functions like a biological thermostat: when it senses that the body is stressed and imbalanced, it intervenes by helping the body adapt and regain an optimal state, thereby regulating various functions, including actively improving the skin and hair. In Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurvedic medicine, adaptogens are often prescribed in combination with each other to promote a holistic approach to ailments, rather than treating a single symptom or condition.


How hormones influence the skin

Hormones can have a significant impact on our skin at any age. When cortisol hormone (stress hormone) levels increase, they also affect the levels of other hormones such as estrogen, progesterone, or testosterone, and these imbalances are also reflected in skin dryness, acne, or redness. The influence of hormones is felt in almost every system of the body and in its cells in such a way that they can affect not only our physical functioning but also our skin and emotional state.  Therefore, it is essential for our well-being to keep hormones in balance.

Recommended Supplementation

Adaptogenic mushrooms like Tremella, Reishi, Chaga, and Cordyceps can help you achieve radiant and healthy skin. They hydrate, protect against UV rays, can improve collagen production, and prevent or reduce wrinkles while enhancing skin elasticity.

Our instant blend of adaptogens, GET GLOWING HERBAL BOOSTER, is specifically designed for skincare from within, with a delicious flavor. Other COKARE products with synergies for internal skincare include pure Reishi Spore Oil, the most powerful adaptogen available.


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Marisa Aguirre Marcori

Marisa is Naturopath specializing in nutritional and emotional wellness. She brings extensive experience in a wide variety of alternative therapies such as energy and nutrition coaching, Bach flower, tapping, menopause, detox and psychodietary counseling. She is a published author "Super Soups", and lecturer.

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