Ginkgo is an Asian tree that’s been around for centuries. Known as one of the oldest living trees on Earth, its leaves are used to make an extract that’s one of the bestselling supplements in the U.S. and in Europe.
Ginkgo leaves contain flavonoids and terpenoids, believed to have potent antioxidant properties that may protect the health of cells and DNA. Laboratory studies have found that flavonoids can help protect the nerves, heart and blood vessels.
Ginkgo’s main promise in skin-care is its antioxidant compounds. Since much of skin aging is caused by environmental stressors. Ginkgo’s ability to protect the skin may help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
Extracts from ginkgo leaves have also shown to help with oily skin and clogged pores as well as for people with sensitive skin.