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About the Ingredient: Dandelion

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Categories: Plant

What Is Dandelion Used For? Dandelion is often included in skincare for its skin refining, soothing, and anti-aging benefits. It includes vitamins A, C, and E, all of which possess powerful antioxidants that protect skin against free radical damage and signs of aging by boosting collagen production and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It also contains magnesium and zinc which help detoxify skin, and anti-inflammatory properties to help calm irritation, making it great for soothing acne-prone skin.

What Is the Definition of Dandelion? Dandelion (Taraxacum Officinale) is a common flower that is often seen as a weed. Also known as lion’s tooth, priest’s crown or Irish daisy, you’ve probably seen these little yellow flowers that turn into puff balls (you may have even made a wish while blowing on one). The plant grows in Europe, Asia, and the United States. Its leaves, flowers, roots and the sap from its stems are all used in various forms for their health properties.

What Are the Benefits of Dandelion?

  • Anti-aging properties
  • Stimulates collagen production
  • Calms inflammation
  • Protects against free radical damage
  • Detoxifies skin

What Is Dandelion Used In? Moisturizers and serums, specifically those formulated for acne, anti-inflammatory, and anti-aging benefits.

What Is the Origin of Dandelion? While Dandelion originated in Eurasia, it now grows commonly all over Europe, India, Australia, New Zealand and North and South Americas. You’ve probably seen them in your yard or poking up through the cracks in the pavement. Dandelion has been used in medicine for centuries for its supposed ability to support liver function and detoxify the body. Since the leaves and flowers are edible, they’ve been consumed over time in the form of teas and Dandelion greens, which you can buy today and eat in your salad!

Cautions: Allergic reaction (especially for people allergic to ragweed, marigolds, daisies, and chrysanthemums), contraindications, and overuse can cause potential skin reaction.

Products That Include Dandelion: Alana Mitchell Hyaluronic Moisture Boost Serum