Because chicory root is a natural inflammation reducer that is beneficial because it contains beta-carotene, it increases collagen production. Collagen production increases your facial features' elasticity and benefits filling in lines and wrinkles, plump and hydrate cheeks, and create a more youthful look.
Thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, it is also an excellent ingredient for counteracting the effects of exposure to toxins. Your face encounters free radicals from pollution in the air every day. No matter how often you cleanse your face, you’re still going to come in contact with these harmful elements.
You can combat them by using a moisturizer complete with chicory root and other protective agents. As a result, you’ll be able to maintain far healthier-looking, softer skin well into your years.
Who Should use Chicory Root?
When taken orally, chicory root is useful for anyone with digestive problems or has experienced a loss of appetite due to illness (including cancer). The root is a mild laxative. It can be used as a natural substitute for coffee as it is caffeine-free. Or you can add it to coffee to counteract jitteriness from the caffeine content.
Chicory naturally contains inulin. When used topically, chicory root is useful for anyone who wants to look and feel younger. When used in a specially formulated anti-aging moisturizer, chicory root can help you achieve more beautiful, softer, younger-looking skin.
The only people who should not use chicory root to improve their skin's appearance and feel are those rare individuals who have allergies to chicory. So are you looking for an ingredient that helps promote collagen, makes your face touchably soft while filling in fine lines, and plumping your cheeks?
If so, then chicory root is right for you.
Chicory Root Active for Collagen Synthesis
Provital S.A. has sourced chicory root to create an active that lifts skin while increasing collagen synthesis. Tens’Up (INCI: Cichorium Intybus (Chicory) Root Oligosaccharides (and) Water (aqua) (and) Glycerin (and) Caesalpinia Spinosa Gum) is said to provide an immediate and medium-term tightening effect to skin in addition to its antiaging properties.
The immediate and medium-term effect is a result of the chicory root oligosaccharides being injected in a three dimensional matrix to deliver them sequentially once applied to the skin. In addition, the active is said to increase collagen synthesis, making skin fuller in the medium-term.
The active is supplied as a white, viscous liquid that is soluble in water. It is recommended at 5–10% in tightening products for the face, neck and décolletage, intensive masks, liquid foundation and makeup.
In addition to the tightening and collagen synthsis actions, the active is claimed to visibly erase the signs of fatigue, enhance features, enable smoother makeup application and extend its wearability.