“What types of products work well for inside out beauty customers?”
Draco has identified several key areas for potential ingestible beauty botanical product development:
The kidneys and adjacent adrenal glands are vital for adrenal and sex hormone production, which
keep the body and skin healthy, youthful and strong. In TCM, the kidneys are thought to house
the body’s vital essence, which, when depleted results in more rapid aging. Kidney tonics, such
as Rehmannia, Goji Berry, Kudzu, Cynomorium, and Epimedium help with antiaging.
Yin Tonic herbs support skin cell and tissue growth. Eucommia ulmoides, for example,
is used in TCM to strengthen and heal the ligaments, tendons, bones, skin, and
muscle. The herb has been shown to increase collagen production and the release of
growth hormone, which can improve skin thickness and underlying muscle support.
Rehmannia root, another yin tonic, is known to do the same with an additional anti-inflammatory effect. Examples: Chinese Yam, Ophiopogon, Asparagus Root, and Eclipta
Liver Detox Formulas
Toxins from our environment can damage DNA, cause cellular membrane lipid
damage, inflammation, and accelerate the aging of every tissue including the skin.
Liver detoxification and tonification can help accelerate the removal of these toxins
from the body. Examples: Milk Thistle, Schisandra Berry, Dandelion, Artichoke.
Antioxidant formulas reduce free radical damage to skin, which causes skin aging.
Examples: Green Tea, Blueberries, Purple Sweet Potato, Pomegranate, Honokiol
Immune Enhancement Products
Immune enhancement botanicals help the body fend off viruses and bacteria that
cause skin damage and inflammation. Examples: Astragalus, Goji Berry, Ligustrum,
Reishi, Shiitake, Maitake, Gynostemma
Female and Male Formulas
increase libido and sex hormones which have a rejuvenating effect on
hormones that replenish the skin and collagen. Examples: Cuscuta,
Epimedium, Tribulus, Fenugreek
Anti-allergy botanicals can reduce redness, itching,
and swelling in the skin, and improve skin smoothness.
Examples: Sophora, Baikal Skullcap, Lemon Peel, Perilla Leaf
Sleep Enhancement Formulas
These products help support a better sleep and rest
schedule, which in turn renews tissues and organs and helps
increase night-time repair of skin. Example: Draco’s Formula
D- 31 Sleep & Relaxation formula with Wild Jujube Seed, Lemon