WD TCM Review: Traditional Chinese Herbs – The Secret To Amazing Hair!

By: Clara Siew / November 19, 2020

Did you know? Traditional Chinese herbs are as amazing for your hair and skin as they are for your overall wellbeing. For 10,000 years, the Chinese have been incorporating traditional medicine into their daily supplements, soups, and even body and haircare products. In fact, Chinese women and men in the past took great pride in their healthy hair and also relied on herbal remedies for clear and glowing skin. So if you want to know the secret to lustrous locks and a radiant complexion, look no further than WD TCM Natural Skincare!

About WD TCM Natural Skincare

Short for White Dragon Traditional Chinese Medicine, WD TCM is a natural skincare brand that focuses primarily on the art of healing. On top of using Chinese herbs as their key ingredients, WD TCM also incorporates western plant extracts and oils in their formulations. By applying modern technological procedures in their manufacturing process, WD TCM manages to preserve the efficacy and uphold the quality of their traditional herbs. Their patented TCM herbal formulation enables their herbal concoctions to yield positive results in just 2 weeks while having a longer shelf life than standalone herbs. Without this patented TCM herbal formulation, herbs on their own would be rendered ineffective due to the volatile nature of their chemical compounds. Additionally, all of their body care essentials are free of artificial chemicals, dyes, fragrances and preservatives.

Why traditional Chinese herbs are amazing for your skin and hair

Besides improving blood circulation and lymphatic drainage, these traditional Chinese herbs have been shown to improve the overall health and vitality of your skin and hair.

Wujinshan 

Binding all Chinese herbs together in WD TCM’s formulations is wujinshan, otherwise known as fulvic acid. Essentially, fulvic acid is a chemical compound that forms when animal and plant-based organisms break down in the ground. Hence, you can typically find it in the organic composition of soil and bodies of water like rivers and lakes. Because of its powerful anti-inflammatory properties, fulvic acid is able to inhibit allergic reactions in the body and soothe skin conditions like atopic dermatitis. Additionally, it also aids in the delivery of keratin to the roots of the hair to prevent hair loss conditions like androgenetic alopecia.

Organic Selenium

Another essential ingredient in many of WD TCM’s formulations is organic selenium. Overall, selenium plays a vital role in helping your body create antioxidant enzymes to combat cellular damage brought about by the ravages of time and environmental aggressors. Normally, organic selenium can be found in brazil nuts, seafood and eggs. On top of neutralizing free radicals, selenium also helps to stave off infections and detoxify the scalp to encourage the healthy growth of your hair.

Chinese Knotweed

Also known as he shou wu or fo-ti, Chinese knotweed has been traditionally used to treat a variety of health conditions like hair loss, skin inflammation, diabetes and indigestion. Typically, the entire flowering plant is viable for use in medicinal hair tonics. According to research findings by the US National Library of Medicine, Chinese knotweed possesses hypolipidemic effects to help reduce the amount of fats or lipids present in the blood. This then helps to detoxify the blood, liver and kidneys which in turn help to strengthen the roots of our hair and prevent premature hair loss.

Gingko

Taken from the leaves of the gingko plant, gingko extract is incredibly rich in antioxidants, terpenoids and flavonoids to help combat free radicals and protect the skin and scalp from oxidative stress. Besides soothing inflammation caused by tension alopecia, gingko is also an excellent remedy for treating telogen effluvium. If you don’t know what that is, it is a common form of hair loss that arises from excessive exposure to harsh UV rays and environmental stressors. Moreover, gingko extract helps to stimulate blood circulation on the skin and scalp to encourage overall hair growth.

Lingzhi Mushroom

Next, we have lingzhi or reishi mushrooms, which is known far and wide for its wonderful healing benefits. Because of its antimicrobial properties, it is commonly used to treat fungal infections on the scalp and eliminate dandruff. It also contains anti-inflammatory proteins and ganodermic acid to neutralize free radicals and expedite the healing of wounds and skin irritations. Plus, it makes for an excellent hair treatment by improving blood flow and eliminating toxins from the scalp.

Common Cnidium Fruit

Last but not least, we have the common cnidium fruit, another key ingredient in WD TCM’s formulations. Essentially, the common cnidium is an effective remedy for hair loss and alopecia. In addition to boosting blood circulation, it is also able to stimulate metabolic activity, deliver nutrients to the roots and accelerate the growth of your hair.

The 4-step self-care routine using traditional Chinese herbs

Here’s how you can incorporate traditional Chinese herbs in your daily self-care routine!

WD TCM Nature’s Crown Shampoo

First, let’s start with haircare. This shampoo by WD TCM packs a nutritious punch with its potent blend of nourishing Chinese herbs. In addition to the 4 herbal remedies above, it contains densefruit pittany to soothe scalp inflammation and alleviate muscular tension in the scalp. It is recommended to apply 10 pumps of this to long hair and 5 pumps to shorter hair. After applying it onto damp hair, massage the shampoo into your scalp for 5 to 10 minutes. It’s important to work the ingredients into the roots of your hair to experience the full benefits of the herbs. Next, rinse off the shampoo and reapply it as a conditioner. Because the shampoo is incredibly nourishing and sulphate-free, it doubles up wonderfully as a hydrating post-shampoo treatment.

Why we love it!

  • After 2 weeks of regular use, hair looks fuller and thicker.
  • Reduces fallout and hair loss.
  • Eliminates dandruff.
  • Relieves itching and redness on the scalp.
  • Balances the scalp’s oil and moisture levels.
  • Free of sulphates, silicones and artificial chemicals.
  • Has a calming herbal scent.
  • Suitable for all hair types!

WD TCM Nature’s Crown Shampoo 500ml, $68 is now available at Insider Mall!

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WD TCM Liquid Love For The Face

After taking care of your hair, it’s time to cleanse the face with WD TCM’s Liquid Love For The Face Cleanser! Because it’s incredibly gentle and hydrating, you can use it twice to double cleanse your skin to eliminate impurities and even your everyday makeup. On top of antioxidant-rich wujinshan, it also contains calming aloe vera, Vitamins C and E, glycerin and collagen to thoroughly nourish the skin while it cleanses. After cleansing, your pores will feel fresh, clean and plump with moisture.

Why we love it!

  • Skin looks visibly brighter and more radiant in 2 weeks.
  • You can double it up as a makeup remover.
  • Regulates sebum production and clears clogged pores.
  • Men can use it as a shaving cream because of its silky smooth texture.
  • Suitable for all skin types and both men and women!

WD TCM Liquid Love For The Face Cleanser 200ml, $49 is now available at Insider Mall!

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WD TCM Natural Skincare Essence Of Roses Rehydrating Toner

Now that your face is fresh and clean, let’s move on to skincare! This Essence of Roses Toner by WD TCM contains distilled rose water and rose essential oil to rehydrate your skin and plump it up with an instant surge of moisture. Rose water contains natural antioxidants and antimicrobial properties to soothe inflammation, calm redness and irritation and detoxify the pores. Additionally, it’s also amazing for balancing your skin’s pH levels and regulating sebum production. To apply, simply spritz 3 to 4 pumps of the toner onto your skin and gently tap it onto your skin with your fingertips. 

Why we love it!

  • Suitable for all skin types.
  • Free of artificial colouring, preservatives and fragrances.
  • Great as a hydrating mist throughout the day.
  • Portable and perfect for travel.
  • Smells just like fresh rose petals!

WD TCM Natural Skincare Essence Of Roses Rehydrating Toner 100ml, $68 is now available at Insider Mall!

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WD TCM Natural Skincare Essence Of Roses Replenishing & Moisturizing Day Cream

Finally, it’s time to lock in all that moisture to protect your skin from the elements as you go about your day. This Essence of Roses Day Cream contains an abundance of nutrients yet feels surprisingly lightweight on the skin. In addition to distilled rose water and rose essential oil, it contains a healing blend of evening primrose oil, collagen, Vitamins B3, C and E, as well as wujinshan and pelargonium to revitalize your skin for a healthy lit-from-within glow. 

Why we love it!

  • Fortifies the skin’s moisture barrier.
  • Suitable for daily use and all skin types.
  • Deeply moisturizes without a greasy residue.
  • Can be used in the evening as an overnight treatment.
  • Stimulates blood circulation and accelerates cell turnover.
  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

WD TCM Natural Skincare Essence Of Roses Replenishing & Moisturizing Day Cream, $68 is now available at Insider Mall!

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