Yacon Root Juice

Skin conditioning

Yacon (old name: Polymnia sonchifolia; the current name: Smallanthus sonchifolius) is a sunflower family member from mountainous regions of South America. It grows up to 6.5 feet tall and has large opposing arrowhead-shaped leaves with scalloped, pointy edges and multiple, an-inch-in-diameter, yellow-orange daisy-like flowers.

Polymnia Sonchifolia Root Juice is delicious, nutritious, and beneficial for the skin. Its unusual, refreshingly sweet taste and moist, crunchy texture are different from those of starchy tubers. Yacon's sweetness is in the form of FOS—fructooligosaccharides consisting of long chains of fructose, which is 70% sweeter than table sugar.

Fructooligosaccharides (FOS) boost the skin's water-binding ability, providing optimal hydration and exposing smooth surfaces. In addition, FOS is a perfect nutrient for beneficial bacteria, improving the skin's microbiota balance and enhancing defense against bacterial infection.

Polymnia Sonchifolia Root Juice also contains proteins, a good source of essential amino acids with practical double effects: They act as natural moisturizing factors (NMFs) and serve as building blocks of dermal fibers such as collagen and elastin. It is also rich in essential minerals like potassium and has high calcium, magnesium, iron, and phosphorus.

Powered with skin whitening Vitamin C and other potent antioxidants, this superfood is also a fantastic ingredient for skincare formulas, preserving youth, beauty, and radiance.

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Polymnia Sonchifolia Root Juice

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