How Adaptogens are Changing The Skincare Game

If you are a total wellness nerd like we are, you have most likely heard the buzzword “adaptogen.” Adaptogens are natural healers that work on the molecular level to restore balance in the body. Adaptogens help your body adapt to the whirlwind of stress that everyday life brings. Miraculously, they have the same bountiful benefits for your skin! 

Whether your skin is under pressure from the environment you live in or you are constantly stressed, adaptogens have a role in restoring important equilibrium to your skin. Read on for more information about nature’s powerful skin boosters and why introducing adaptogens to your skincare game will seriously improve your routine.

Adaptogen Refresher

Adaptogens are non-toxic herbs, fungi, and roots coming directly from the earth to promote the body's ability to adapt to stressors in the environment and restore equilibrium. Though relatively new to the Western wellness scene, they have been healing generations for thousands of years in Chinese medicine and Ayurvedic tradition. 


What can Adaptogens do for your Skin?

Ancient Herbal Medicine classifies adaptogens as miracle plants that help reduce stressors of all kinds from the body, leading to more calm and in sync bodily functions. They have similar effects on our skin. The hectic lives we lead have negative impacts on our skin and natural remedies help aid these imbalances. Learn about two of our all time favorite adaptogens below.


Ashwagandha is an ancient medicinal herb that is all about managing stressors. It works by reportedly helping to manage the body’s stress hormone cortisol, leading to more calm, greater mental clarity, and less stress. Bring on the calm! Ashwagandha contains powerful antioxidant properties that help protection against free radical damage and slow down the ageing process by firming up your skin. 


Reishi is another instrumental adaptogen. Reishi is a red-capped mushroom that helps balance hormones and boosts the immune system. It has been called “the divine mushroom of immortality”... meaning we definitely want to slather it all over our skin, right!? Reishi is chock full of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties which is exactly what we want for our skin. It is rich in polysaccharides, which are water-binding agents that improve the skin’s ability to retain moisture. Hydrated skin = happy skin!


CBD + Adaptogens

CBD and Adaptogens are a match made in heaven because they both strive to bring balance to our lives. Climate, travel, hormones, sunshine, stress, pollution, and harsh products all influence your skin's ability to maintain balance. Vena’s new line of skincare includes the perfect blend of botanicals, adaptogens and CBD to deliver the pampering your skin wants and deserves. Check out a few products loaded with CBD and Adaptogens-

Deep Hy Adaptive Moisturizer

By combining CBD with potent adaptogens like Ashwagana, Reishi and Matcha, Vena’s Deep Hy Adaptive Moisturizer adapts to the skin’s changing state making it a personalized solution for any skin type. This protectant works towards rebalancing skin, deeply hydrating, and protecting against changing hormonal and environmental stressors. 


Keep Calm and Use Adaptogens

Your skin gets stressed too! Introducing CBD and adaptogens into your skincare routine can assist your body's natural defenses to protect against a variety of stressors. Vena’s new line of skincare is on a mission to help revitalize your skin so you can take on the daily grind of life with confidence! Come on, let’s get hy(drated)!


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