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Ingredient Spotlight: Shiunko Blush Facial Oil

Written by Kerry Benjamin

Ingredient Spotlight: Shiunko Blush Facial Oil

Some things just get better with ageincluding some skincare ingredients. While fermented foods have long been lauded for their nutritional benefits, studies have shown that fermented plant extracts can deliver similar benefits for your skin. Fermenting natural botanicals makes them more potent by increasing their concentration of nutrients and probiotics: boosting their anti-aging, antioxidant, and hydrating benefits. Fermentation can also make these ingredients more bioavailable to the skin, meaning that they are more readily absorbed and deliver their benefits more effectively. 

Our new SHIUNKO BLUSH FACIAL OIL gets its power from fermented plant extracts that deliver a potent dose of antioxidants to dramatically calm redness, visibly lift and tone the skin, and protect against environmental stressors. Let’s take a look at the powerful actives that make it all happen. 

CALM & REPAIR WITH FERMENTED SHIUNKO OIL: Shiunko is an ancient botanical oil blend that has been used for thousands of years in traditional Asian medicine to treat wounds and burns. Made from a blend of angelica root and red gromwell root infused in oil,  shiunko is traditionally used as a cure-all for angry skin. In our formula, fermented shiunko oil supports skin repair, minimizes the look of redness, and soothes reactive, irritated skin. 

SHIELD AGAINST FREE RADICALS WITH FERMENTED GREEN TEA OIL: Green tea is packed with antioxidants that help protect skin against free radicals and environmental aggressors that cause premature signs of aging. Fermenting this powerful plant boosts its antioxidant levels and allows its actives to more readily absorb into the skin. When worn with SPF, fermented green tea oil works to create an antioxidant shield that protects skin against damage caused by UV rays. 

SOOTHE REDNESS WITH JAPANESE INDIGO & FIELD MUSTARD OIL: Japanese indigo is a naturally blush-colored oil rich in tryptanthrin, a nitrogen-rich compound that helps dramatically calm the look of redness. In our formula, Japanese indigo works with field mustard oil to nourish, soothe and calm the skin. 

SOFTEN FINE LINES & WRINKLES WITH SPILANTHES EXTRACT: Spilanthes extract, sourced from the paracress plant, is a South American herb that encourages smoother-looking skin by softening muscle contractions that lead to wrinkles and fine lines, making it a less invasive alternative to injectables like Botox. 

DEEPLY HYDRATE WITH VEGAN SQUALANE: Squalene is naturally produced by our bodies to create a healthy lipid barrier, but decreases as we age. Vegan squalane is a plant-sourced alternative that mirrors our skin’s own hydrators to reinforce healthy barrier function, prevent water-loss and keep our skin smooth and flexible. 

About the Author


Kerry Benjamin, a licensed aesthetician, has over 12 years of experience. Kerry is the driving force behind StackedSkincare. As the company's CEO, Kerry has dedicated her career to revolutionizing skincare. Her innovative approach combines peels, serums, and specialized tools toeffectively address a wide range of skin concerns. CA LE license number Z98459.