Ingredients found in traditional Chinese medicine are behind the latest trend in holistic beauty products. Above: Cha Ling Moisturising Treatment Essence.

Skin food: how traditional Chinese medicine is driving millennial beauty trend

  • Ingredients used in TCM are increasingly found in beauty products as part of the ‘beauty from within’ trend
  • Sales of beauty-oriented food supplements are increasing, especially in the United States
Topic |   Beauty

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Ingredients found in traditional Chinese medicine are behind the latest trend in holistic beauty products. Above: Cha Ling Moisturising Treatment Essence.
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A pharmacist weighs herbs at a Tongrentang drugstore in Beijing. Photo: Xinhua

Traditional Chinese medicine must face same regulations as Western methods, European doctors demand

  • Despite recognition from World Health Organisation, TCM not automatically safe without ‘robust evidence’, statement from top medical and scientific bodies says
  • China’s Tu Youyou won the Nobel Prize for medicine in 2015, giving boost to credibility of TCM, which many in West deride as verging on quackery
Topic |   Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM)

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A pharmacist weighs herbs at a Tongrentang drugstore in Beijing. Photo: Xinhua
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