Bright red radishes are an attractive garden staple. Their sharp aroma and taste make them a favorite of many salad lovers. Yet, they are also a lesser known ally in the fight against fine lines and wrinkles. These hearty vegetables are more than pretty to look at, they are packed with skin benefits. We’ll give you an overview below.
Radish Root Vitamins
These beautiful veggies are loaded with antioxidants and vitamins. Radishes contain Vitamin K plus A, B, C and E. We discuss Vitamin A a lot in our article about retinol, because retinol is basically Vitamin A1. So, the anti-aging benefits of Vitamin A are well publicized, but Vitamin K is less common. Vitamin K is less common in skincare ingredients, but has a major importance. It can protect collagen in your body. Healthy collagen is essential for healthy and youthful skin. Vitamin C and B are commonly used both internally and externally to improve all sorts of skin conditions. Vitamin C in particular has the ability to brighten skin tone and produce a healthy glow.
Radish Root and Antioxidants
Antioxidants are one of our favorite subjects, we even did a whole video about them. Antioxidants play an important role in the anti-aging process. They are especially important to those of us pursuing a vegan or natural method of fighting wrinkles and anti-aging. Antioxidants are found in all sorts of fruits and vegetables. Usually, the darker the color, the higher the antioxidant content. Radish root is no exception. It’s loaded with antioxidants. These play an important role in the fight against free radicals. These free radicals can damage your cells and make signs of aging look worse. Utilizing skin creams with high antioxidant content from vegan sources is a wonderful natural way to fight wrinkles.Radish Root Ferment
Fermented radish root is also known as Leuconostoc. It is fermented in lactic acid bacteria which is similar to that used for the Korean condiment Kimchi. This compound is extremely anti-microbial, which is a compound that kills or inhibits the growth of microorganisms. The antimicrobial effect is helpful for clearing away harmful bacteria and toxins which can increase signs of wrinkles and aging. Radish root is water soluble and anti-fungal which is great for clearing away more potentially skin damaging material.
Radish Root for Daily Use
A little bit of radish root ferment or Leuconostoc can go a long way. We put a healthy dose of radish root ferment in our blissani Naturals line of Vegan Anti-Aging serums. Both our Very Toney for men and Gemma Crema for women are natural wrinkle and blemish fighting solutions. They contain retinol as well as hyaluronic acid which have similar skin benefits to radish root ferment such as blemish fighting properties and anti-aging properties. Combining all of those ingredients with 14 more botanical extracts to fight acne, wrinkles and improve skin tone all at the same time. Just because ingredients are all natural, doesn’t meant they’re not very powerful. Until next time friends, stay safe and stay well.