Ginkgo Biloba

Ginkgo Biloba, also known as the maidenhair tree, is the scientific name of an ancient tree species that has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries. The name "Ginkgo" comes from the Chinese words "yin" and "kuo," which mean "silver" and "apricot" respectively, referring to the colour of the fruit and the shape of the seed. "Biloba" is derived from the Latin words "bi" (two) and "loba" (lobe), reflecting the distinct shape of the tree's leaves.

General information about Ginkgo Biloba

Ginkgo Biloba is a unique tree species that is known for its fan-shaped leaves and distinctive nuts. It is one of the oldest living tree species on Earth, dating back over 200 million years. The extract from the leaves of the Ginkgo Biloba tree is commonly used in skincare products for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

Benefits and uses

  • Rich in antioxidants that help protect the skin from free radical damage
  • Improves blood circulation, which can contribute to healthier, more radiant skin
  • Anti-inflammatory properties help soothe sensitive or irritated skin
  • Supports collagen production for firmer and more youthful-looking skin

Ginkgo Biloba in Kissed Earth Products

Kissed Earth incorporates Ginkgo Biloba extract in their Cleansing Botanical Water and Brain Elixir. In the Cleansing Botanical Water, Ginkgo Biloba helps to detoxify and purify the skin, while in the Brain Elixir, it contributes to enhanced mental performance and cognitive function alongside Lion's Mane Mushroom and other botanical ingredients

Ginkgo Biloba FAQs

Ginkgo Biloba is known for its ability to improve blood circulation, which can contribute to healthier skin tone and texture. By promoting better circulation, Ginkgo Biloba can help deliver essential nutrients more effectively to the skin, resulting in a smoother and more even complexion.

Ginkgo Biloba is generally considered safe for all skin types, including sensitive skin. Its anti-inflammatory properties make it a gentle ingredient that can help soothe irritation and redness, making it suitable for a wide range of skin conditions.

For mature skin, Ginkgo Biloba's antioxidant properties are particularly beneficial. Antioxidants help neutralise free radicals that contribute to premature ageing, such as fine lines and wrinkles. By incorporating Ginkgo Biloba into skincare routine, mature skin can receive added protection and support for a more youthful appearance.

Ginkgo Biloba's anti-inflammatory properties can be helpful for individuals with acne-prone skin. By reducing redness and irritation, Ginkgo Biloba can help calm inflamed acne lesions and promote healing. However, it is important to consult with a skincare professional for personalised recommendations and treatment plans.

In addition to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, Ginkgo Biloba also supports collagen production in the skin. Collagen is essential for maintaining skin elasticity and firmness, contributing to overall skin health and resilience. By incorporating Ginkgo Biloba into skincare routine, individuals can promote long-term skin health and vitality.