Beauty 

Is Traditional Chinese Medicine at the Forefront of Clean Beauty?

We speak with the founder of WEI Beauty about how the Eastern technique can elevate your skincare routine.

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Traditional Chinese medicine has been around for more than 3,500 years and includes various forms of herbal medicine, acupuncture, cupping therapy, gua sha and more. Recently, the Western medicine market has been tapping into the East and WEI Beauty has been the leading TCM brand in the industry incorporating both techniques into its products.

Founder Wei Brian breaks down what TCM really is and how it differs from Western medicine. Read our interview below to find out what products you should use if you’re thinking about switching to TCM and how this Eastern technique can be incorporated in your other daily essentials.

While you’re here, be sure to read our interview with Lane Crawford’s Lianna Man who talks to us about the evolution of clean beauty.

For those who are unfamiliar with traditional Chinese medicine, what is it and how does it relate to skincare and beauty?

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is about balance. When talking about skincare and beauty, it means to achieve healthy and younger-looking skin.

How do the benefits of Chinese medicine differ from Western medicine?

TCM tries to address the roots of the problem rather than just the symptoms.

What difference have you noticed when combining both Chinese and Western medicine together into your products?

Western ingredients usually deliver immediate results, while with TCM ingredients, the skin is brought back to its balanced state with continuous use of the product so that it helps improve the skin’s natural defense system.

Is the beauty industry in the U.S. becoming more aware of TCM? What makes WEI Beauty’s products stand out from the rest?

Yes, the U.S. is becoming more aware and what makes us stand out is that WEI Beauty is the largest luxury TCM brand in the world.

Other than skincare and beauty, how do you think traditional Chinese medicine can be incorporated in our other daily essentials?

Consume some neutral super-food of TCM on a daily basis such as goji, jujube, and honey.

What top products would you recommend from WEI Beauty for first-timers and why?

Depending on your skin type:

  • Bee Venom Anti-Wrinkle Cream Mask: provides nutrition, improves skin elasticity, diminishes the appearance of wrinkles, while bringing plumpness and a natural healthy glow back to the skin. Main ingredients: Bee Venom, Reishi Mushroom, Lily.
  • Golden Root Purifying Mud Mask: deep cleanses and detoxifies skin while providing anti-aging benefits to promote skin metabolism, minimize large pores, improve dullness and skin texture. Main ingredients: Golden Root, Kaolin clay.
  • Royal Ming Imperial Lotion: oil and alcohol-free. Super absorbable to the skin. It maintains, improves and repairs skin conditions from multiple angles: firming, lifting, anti-aging, hydrating, moisturizing, stress-relieving, soothing and brightening. The original 18-herb blend was a secret beauty remedy from the royal Ming house from 600 years ago, infused with 18 highly-concentrated precious TCM herbs that work together to achieve youthful and balanced skin.
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