Traditional Chinese Medicine

For thousands of years Traditional Chinese Medicine has been used to treat a wide range of skin conditions. Looking to the past at this ancient practice and using the very best herbs and roots is the missing link in modern-day skincare.

At Yan-Yee we're taking time-tested healing herbs and modernising them in special formulations that calm inflammation and nourish a damaged skin barrier. Our customers can use our products knowing they're a safe and natural way to treat chronic skin conditions, without the long-term side effects.

Herb Library

Mugwort

A traditional herb that's been used for 1000’s of years in Eastern Medicine to soothe sensitive skin and fight inflammation. Dermatologists cite vitamin E as a key component of mugwort and believe this to be the reason as to why it’s so effective at fighting chronic skin conditions.

Tiger Grass

An ancient medicinal herb that's been around in Korean skincare for centuries and is hailed as a hydrating skin-saviour.

The original name hails from India where tigers have been known to roll around in the plant to heal their trauma wounds and infections.

It's main benefits are that it reduces inflammation, color corrects, and facilitates wound healing.

Heartleaf

An indigenous flowering plant native to Japan, Korea and Southeast Asia. Rich in plant-based compounds called polyphenolic flavonoids, it carries anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and antioxidant properties. Due to these, heartleaf is commonly utilised in Asia for medicinal purposes via ingestion, extraction, and topical uses.

Goji berry

Goji berries are rich in antioxidants that support skin health. Their high vitamin C content aids collagen synthesis, maintaining skin elasticity and reducing signs of aging. Additionally, the antioxidants in goji berries protect the skin from oxidative damage, promoting a healthy and vibrant complexion.

Snow mushroom

Know for their incredible ability to retain moisture (up to 500 times their own weight in water) snow mushrooms penetrate the skin more effectively than hyaluronic acid for far deeper hydration. Rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, they can also help to soothe and protect irritated skin. As a sustainable, plant-based skincare ingredient, snow mushrooms offer a powerful choice for achieving optimal skin hydration and health.

Longan

Longan offers numerous beauty benefits. Its hydrating properties and rich vitamin C content promote radiant skin, reducing fine lines and wrinkles. Antioxidants combat free radicals, serving as a potent anti-aging ally. Essential minerals like iron and zinc strengthen hair and stimulate growth. Additionally it can boost collagen for improved elasticity and a naturally glowing skin tone.

Poria mushroom

Poria mushroom offers numerous skin benefits in Traditional Chinese Medicine. It has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that soothe irritated skin and protect against free radical damage. It hydrates and retains moisture, brightens the complexion, promotes collagen production to reduce fine lines, and has detoxifying effects that clear impurities. Additionally, Poria mushroom calms and soothes the skin, reducing redness and discomfort, leading to a healthier, more radiant appearance.

Wild chrysanthemum

Rich in vitamins and minerals, wild chrysanthemum promotes a radiant complexion, enhances skin hydration, and supports overall skin health. This botanical powerhouse also helps protect the skin from environmental stressors and eases skin itching.