Written By: Cindy Kuo



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Olecea Beaute's Snow Lotus Transparent Mask: Pure hydration with natural Snow Lotus extract, in sleek packaging with brand logo.

Table of Contents

  1. The origin of Snow Lotus
  2. What is Snow Lotus (Saussurea involucrata)?
  3. What are the Beauty Benefits of Snow Lotus (Saussurea involucrata)?
  4. Comparing Snow Lotus with Other Anti-Aging Ingredients
  5. Snow Lotus vs. Other Anti-Aging Stars
  6. Why Snow Lotus is a Unique Star
  7. How Can I Implement Snow Lotus (Saussurea involucrata) into my beauty routine?

Anti-aging, rejuvenating, and disappearing wrinkles – those are three of the most sought after effects from beauty products. However, many of these beauty products are filled with harsh chemicals that can damage your skin and have adverse effects on your body and overall health in the long run.

The origin of Snow Lotus

So, where does this magical Snow Lotus come from? Picture high, cold mountain ranges in places like China and Mongolia. The Snow Lotus is not a flower that grows in your local garden; it's found high up in the mountains, where it braves extreme weather conditions. This makes it quite rare and precious.

Historically, the Snow Lotus has been a big deal in Eastern cultures, especially in traditional Chinese medicine. For hundreds of years, people in these regions have known about the Snow Lotus and used it for various health benefits. They believed it had the power to heal and even used it in potions and remedies.

In traditional medicine, the Snow Lotus was often used to treat different ailments and conditions. Its popularity in Eastern cultures wasn't just because it was rare; it was because people truly believed in its healing powers. And now, with modern science, we are beginning to understand how these ancient beliefs have some truth to them, especially when it comes to skin care and anti-aging.

If we take a holistic approach to beauty, we find that there are so many natural resources we can use to soothe and restore our skin. One of our all-time favorite ingredients to use here at Olecea is Saussurea involucrata or “Snow Lotus”. Saussurea involucrata is a plant found high up in the Himalayas and has been used for centuries in beauty and wellness routines amongst many eastern cultures and traditional Chinese medicine.

What is Snow Lotus (Saussurea involucrata)?

The “Snow Lotus” is the dried ground part of the Saussurea involucrata plant. This part of the plant is used to treat disorders caused by inflammation, such as rheumatoid arthritis. Extractions from the Snow Lotus can also be used for beauty benefits and is a key ingredient in facial masks and serums, like Olecea’s Snow Lotus Transparent Mask.


SpecPure® SLE, an extraction from the Saussurea involucrata plant, is typically used for its anti-inflammatory, moisturizing, and antioxidant agents. Studies show that SpecPure® SLE, can promote blood circulation, eliminate cold and dampness from the body, diminish inflammation, invigorate, and strengthen the skin.

What are the Beauty Benefits of Snow Lotus (Saussurea involucrata)?

Saussurea extracts inhibit the production of free radicals, which cause damage to other cells and contribute to many diseases. These extracts also help to delay the aging of the skin by preventing lipid peroxidation of the cell membranes. Along with its anti-inflammatory properties, Snow Lotus also helps reduce swelling of the face and neck.

Comparing Snow Lotus with Other Anti-Aging Ingredients

When it comes to keeping our skin looking young and healthy, there are lots of ingredients out there. You might have heard of things like retinol, hyaluronic acid, or vitamin C. These are all popular in the world of anti-aging skincare. But let's chat about how Snow Lotus stands out from the crowd.

Snow Lotus vs. Other Anti-Aging Stars

  1. Retinol: This is a big name in anti-aging. Retinol is a type of vitamin A that helps reduce wrinkles and boosts skin renewal. However, it can be a bit harsh on sensitive skin. Now, enter Snow Lotus. While retinol works well, Snow Lotus is like the gentle cousin. It offers anti-aging benefits without being too tough on your skin. It's like getting a soft hug instead of a strong handshake.

  2. Hyaluronic Acid: This ingredient is famous for hydration. It's like a big drink of water for your skin, keeping it plump and reducing fine lines. Snow Lotus, on the other hand, not only hydrates but also brings a bunch of antioxidants. These antioxidants are like little bodyguards, protecting your skin from things like pollution and sun damage.

  3. Vitamin C: Known for brightening skin and reducing dark spots, vitamin C is a go-to for glowing skin. Snow Lotus also brightens the skin, but it goes a step further. It has calming properties that soothe the skin, making it great for those with sensitive skin.

Why Snow Lotus is a Unique Star

So, what makes Snow Lotus extra special? It's all about its natural power. Grown in harsh conditions, it's packed with resilience and strength. This means it's not only good at fighting signs of aging but also great at protecting your skin from tough environmental factors. Imagine a plant that grows in extreme cold and wind – it's got to be strong, right? That's Snow Lotus for you!

Also, Snow Lotus is a bit like a rare treasure in the world of skincare. Its rarity and unique origin make it something special. Using Snow Lotus in your skincare routine is like having a piece of ancient, natural wisdom working for your skin.

How Can I Implement Snow Lotus (Saussurea involucrata) into my beauty routine?

Infused with S. involucrata, the Snow Lotus Transparent Mask works wonders on the skin to reduce swelling, minimize wrinkles and provide intense moisturization. After cleansing your face, apply the mask and leave it on for approximately 15 to 20 minutes. When you’re ready, remove the mask and massage the remaining serum into the skin. This mask is great to use two to three times a week.

We recommend using our Blue Circle Jade Face Roller to further allow the serum of the mask to penetrate the skin and maximize results. The Blue Circle Jade Face Roller stimulates blood circulation and lymphatic drainage while working alongside the Snot Lotus Mask to help reduce fine lines, puffiness, and wrinkles, toning and improving elasticity.

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