Wild Yam: Secret Ingredient of Natural Anti-Aging Skincare

Oct 12, 2022

As we age, our skin's ability to maintain its youthful appearance begins to decline. Wrinkles, fine lines, and hyperpigmentation become more prominent, further exacerbated by sun damage. To combat these signs of aging, many people turn to skincare products that claim to be "anti-aging."

However, it's essential to be mindful of the ingredients in these products and understand which ones actually have the potential to improve our skin. So we introduce you to a natural ingredient for anti-aging skincare you probably haven't heard of yet - "Wild Yam".

What is so remarkable about Wild Yam?

Wild Yam (dioscorea villosa) has been used in different forms and in many cultures for centuries to reduce inflammation and skin irritations. It was even known as the "Nature King" in China as far back as 2000 BC and was considered an essential ingredient for prolonging life.

Wild Yam as you can find it in nature.

The root vegetable's unique compound called "diosgenin" helps delay skin aging and reverses skin damage. In addition, it can contribute to inhibiting hyperpigmentation. When used in skin care products, Wild Yam deeply moisturizes, which results in the reduction of wrinkles. It also helps with collagen production, which makes the skin appear plumper and more youthful.

Aside from its use in skincare, wild yam root is also known for its soothing effects on symptoms of menopause like hot flashes and night sweats.
Menopausal women use it to feel better during that time and even during their monthly periods because it's gentle and doesn't cause side effects for up to 12 weeks when taken in the right amounts.

The effect of diosgenin helps with these symptoms in a natural way, which is especially good news for people who can't take hormone treatments or hormone replacement therapies due to certain health conditions, like some types of breast cancer. Some scientific evidence suggests it could even help keep blood sugar levels steady and reduce inflammation, which could be good news for people with rheumatoid arthritis.

Wild Yam benefits your skincare routine

Wild Yam extract is commonly used in cosmetic products, and by incorporating it into your skincare routine, you're able to enhance the overall appearance and health of your skin.

There are various forms of Wild Yam available in the market, including creams, lotions, and serums. However, to reap the full benefits of Wild Yam for your skin, it is recommended to use products with a high concentration of Wild Yam root extract.

The Extra Moisturizing Face Cream with Wild Yam hydrates and reduces wrinkles and sagging skin.

In addition, it is essential to choose products that are free from harmful chemicals, such as parabens and sulfates, which can irritate your skin. Let's dive in deeper and check out the benefits of Wild Yam for your skincare routine:

1. Moisturizes your skin

Wild Yam is abundant in phytoestrogens, plant compounds that imitate the effects of estrogen in the body. These compounds hydrate the skin, leaving it soft and supple. In addition, Wild Yam is a natural emollient, which can help lock in moisture and prevent the skin from becoming dry and flaky.

2. Reducing wrinkles and sagging skin

Wild Yam is rich in antioxidants, such as vitamins C and E, which protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals. These unstable molecules can cause cellular damage and result in signs of aging like fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots. The antioxidants in Wild Yam, like Collagen, neutralize these free radicals, reducing their impact on the skin, preventing wrinkles, and keeping it firm, youthful, and fresh.

3. Soothing irritated and sensitive skin

Sensitive and irritated skin may experience improvement from diosgenin's ability to boost Collagen. Its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties can also soothe the skin and provide it with the necessary nutrients for health.

4. Antibacterial superpowers against acne

Wild Yam contains antibacterial compounds that combat harmful bacteria causing skin problems like acne. By removing these bacteria, Wild Yam improves the overall health and appearance of the skin. Additionally, Wild Yam has antifungal properties that reduce the growth of harmful fungi causing skin issues such as athlete's foot and jock itch.

5. Treating hyperpigmentation

Hyperpigmentation or dark spots can occur due to aging and sun damage. Diosgenin, found in Wild Yam, may work as a depigmenting agent, potentially reducing the appearance of dark spots and preventing new ones from forming.

6. Improving skin radiance

The combination of antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties in Wild Yam make it a valuable ingredient in skincare. Diosgenin, in particular, helps restore skin cells, promotes collagen production, and protects the skin from harm. Its ability to penetrate cell membranes effectively is another factor that makes it a popular choice in cosmetics. These factors could result in healthier, better moisturized, and more radiant skin.

The Aniise Wild Yam Product Collection.

Our clients are amazed by their results

Aniise has taken the benefits of Wild Yam and incorporated it into a collection of skincare products called the Wild Yam Body Collection Set. This set includes a face cream, body cream, hand cream, and eye cream, all infused with Wild Yam. 

The Extra Moisturizing Face Cream hydrates and reduces wrinkles and sagging skin. This face cream promotes collagen formation to protect from sun damage and cold weather. In addition, collagen formation helps minimize age-related dark patches and hyperpigmentation.

The Anti Oxidant Body Cream helps alleviate some of the discomforts of menstruation and menopause. The Wild Yam acts as an estrogen substitute. Thus, it soothes the skin while helping to ease monthly and mid-life fluctuations and mood swings. On top of this, it is non-greasy, applies smoothly, and absorbs quickly.

The Moisturizing Hand Cream deeply hydrates and protects skin from the elements. The yam cream and avocado oil promote smoothness and quick absorption. The infusions of vitamins A and E help your skin retain elasticity and suppleness.

Over to you!

Did you know that the Wild Yam plant holds a wealth of potential benefits for us?

The popularity of wild yam is not surprising, as many of its potential benefits are recognized globally. Try wild yam and experience its potential benefits for yourself!