You may have noticed an increase in the use of bamboo powder in skin care products recently. Hailing from Asia, bamboo is an exotic grass, which happens to be one of the fastest growing plants on earth, making a readily renewable and sustainable plant resource. Once it’s cut, the root system sends out new shoots for re-growth without any need for it to be replanted. It grows all over the world in natural environments without the need for any fertilizers or pesticides. It gives off 35% more oxygen then trees and has a huge variety of uses, including clothing fibres, building material, food and medicine.
While a late comer to the cosmetics game, bamboo powder is making its way into a range of products, including our Bamboo Lemongrass Foaming Body Polish. While many of us think of bamboo as a decorative planting for the garden, this attractive grass comes with several attributes that make it a useful addition to skin care formulations as well. Bamboo powder is known to contain various compounds, including flavones, glycosides, phenolic acids, and amino acids, which together provide a range of skin benefits.
Here are 3 reasons why you may just fall in love with bamboo powder:
- It Exfoliates. It differs from most other physical exfoliants because it is fine enough to deliver very gentle, yet effective exfoliation.
- It Has Antioxidant Properties. Containing various compounds, the flavones in bamboo extract give it antioxidant properties, which help to defend against free radicals.
- It Has Anti-Inflammatory Properties. Which helps to soothe red and irritated skin. The Chinese have known for centuries that if you cut your skin and put bamboo on it, it’ll heal faster. A study has confirmed this as well, thanks to several constituents of bamboo powder that deliver this benefit.
Are you ready to give bamboo powder a go?