Skincare Benefits of Peony

Today I would like to talk about the benefits of the Peony Flower within your skincare program. Peonies have been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for centuries now. Peony Extract is a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.

“As Peony can provide antioxidant benefits, this ingredient can help to protect the skin from free radical damage induced by UV radiation,” notes Dr. Jeanette M. Black, a board-certified dermatologist in Beverly Hills,California. “For that reason, this ingredient pairs well with sunscreens and helps to further protect skin from oxidative damage from the sun’s harmful radiation.”

Peony within your skincare routine can help to protect your skin from oxidative stress that is subjected to every single day. Great for those living in sunny climates, spend a lot of time outdoors, or in cities where there are a ton of pollutants. Skin that’s better protected from these stressors is less likely to develop premature wrinkling and fine lines, sun spots, and uneven texture.

Also Peonies contain another compound call paeonol, which is thought to be antibacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory which makes it good for treating a variety of skin conditions. Paeonol is thought to activate the skin’s natural defense mechanisms and help it to regenerate, thereby toning and firming the epidermis.

What kind of skin type would benefit most from this ingredient?

Peony works on all skin types, but is especially ideal for anyone who wants to brighten their complexion and improve firmness. Also recommended for those who spend a lot of time outdoors or for who live in the city and want to further protect their skin from free radical damage.

Where can you find this ingredient?

You can find this ingredient in Poet's Garden Alchemist "Rejuvenate" Night Cream.

***Although Peony has the ability to protect your skin from the sun’s damaging UV rays, that doesn’t mean it’s a true replacement for your sunscreen.

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