You might have heard about adaptogens, but what exactly are they and how are they being used in natural beauty treatments?

The plants and herbs found in Natura Siberica products have been traditionally used by Siberians for countless generations and were actually made into elixirs of health and beauty for the Imperial families.

They are classed as adaptogens – a unique collection of plants and herbs identified as possessing powerful regenerative properties.

In 1940, Russian botanists Lazarev and Brekhman studied more than 4,000 plants and herbs from Siberia, before identifying just 12 varieties as adaptogens.

In order to adapt and survive in -50⁰C temperatures and severe winds, these plants had to synthesise protective active ingredients and powerful antioxidants.

Four such plants are native to Siberia (Rhodiola rosea, Siberian ginseng, Limonnik nanai and Aralia mandschurica) and are used in many of Natura Siberica’s products.

The Natura Siberica range is available online at www.naturasiberica.co.uk  and independent health retailers.

Rhodiola Rosea Day Cream for sensitive skin

Part of the Rhodiola rosea range of daily care for sensitive skin. This light-weight day cream provides hydration all day long, helping to minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

£7.20

50ml

Siberian Ginseng Eye Cream-Gel

This lightweight eye cream-gel reduces the appearance of dark circles and puffiness, giving the eye area a visibly brighter, more awakened look.

£7.90

30ml

Extra-Firming Hand Cream

This advanced extra-firming hand cream helps to improve skin’s elasticity whilst providing intensive nourishment to the skin.

£5.75

75ml

Aralia Mandshurica Night Cream for dry skin

Part of the Aralia mandshurica range of daily care for dry skn. The rich, yet non-greasy, texture of this night cream helps skin to retain essential moisture for a beautiful healthy appearance.

£7.90

50ml