The antioxidant and collagen-stimulating compounds found in chicory root extract are renowned to soothe and rejuvenate the skin.
Commonly used as a herbal dietary supplement, chicory is a perennial herb native to the south of four continents (Europe, North America, Asia and Africa). A member of the dandelion family, this plant is recognisable by its bright blue flowers.
The roots of the plant have proven benefits, both on the skin and in the body. When applied to the skin, the extract is said to reduce swelling and stimulate collagen production. It improves the overall appearance and health of the skin, adds moisture and improves elasticity.