Super Herb Spotlight Series: Horsetail
The Beauty Boost Breakdown
You may already know that SkinTē offers an array of beauty benefits and is formulated with kosher, grass-fed collagen, powerful super herbs, and antioxidant-rich smart ingredients to keep you glowing from the inside out. But do you know exactly why these ingredients are so amazing for you?
Horsetail History + Benefits
Introducing horsetail, a mineral-dense super herb that packs a powerful punch of beautifying properties. Believed to have descended from giant trees during the Palaeozoic Era (600-375 million years ago), the most common horsetail plant, Equisetum arvense, has been trusted and incorporated into the human diet for hundreds of millions of years. While sinewy and bland in appearance, this asparagus-like herb is anything but. Loaded with a variety of vitamins and minerals like vitamin C, potassium, calcium, magnesium, vitamin E, iron, copper, zinc, chlorophyll, and most importantly, silica, horsetail is truly one of the most rewarding super herbs. Benefits include improving joint and bone health, aiding in the healing process of infections and burns, and promoting glowing skin, beautiful nails, and lustrous hair - one could say as thick as a horse’s tail...;)
The Mane Ingredient
Being one of the most abundant and beneficial minerals in the bunch, silica has been coined “the beauty mineral” for good reason. A mixture of silicon and oxygen, this all-purpose beauty booster is key for optimizing collagen production in the body. By acting as a glue, silica sits inside of collagen and provides strength, flexibility, and resilience to the connective tissues. These fortifying bonds boost the skin’s natural ability to retain water and generate cell renewal, thus promoting glowing, supple skin. Unfortunately, just as the formation of collagen begins to slow as we age, silica production also begins to wane. Therefore, it’s imperative for humans to ingest silica on a regular basis in order to promote cell rejuvenation and skin elasticity.
Not to be overlooked, silica is also widely used for promoting hair growth, strengthening fine, brittle nails, and has been shown to boost immunity, support arterial health, enhance flexibility in bones and joints, and restore connective tissues. With the basis of SkinTē being an all-in-one beauty beverage that supports wellness from the inside out, Dr. Bader found horsetail to be the mare-ical ingredient to our glow-inducing formulas!