Looking for a new ingredient to incorporate into your products and treatments? Marshmallow root is an option gaining traction for its many skin care benefits. According to Stacy Chimento M.D., in an article by Shape Magazine, marshmallow root "contains a variety of ingredients, such as flavonoids and polysaccharides, that promote skin health."
The ingredient's main nutrients can be found in the root of the plant. The root contains mucilage, which acts as a "natural moisturizer" and can be incorporated into skin care products. Marshmallow root can be used in the treatment room to treat irritated skin with gentle hydration. The article also states that there is "proof that topical application may help with skin damage from UV radiation and eczema."
Chimento recommends that the ingredient should be used to treat clients struggling with acne, rosacea, eczema and other skin conditions that cause irritation. Along with inflammation, marshmallow root also targets signs of aging by providing extreme hydration.