There’s a little-known fruit that grows in China called Evodia Rutaecarpa. Never heard of it? You’re missing out. The unsuspecting small, reddish-brown berries might not look like much – but trust us, they’re miracle-workers.
While it’s true that many fruits are packed with plenty of health benefits, most pale in comparison to the power of Evodia Rutaecarpa. Though very bitter and slightly toxic to eat, its extract has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for at least 2,000 years. Taken internally, the Evodia fruit can treat nausea, fight cold and flu symptoms, and cure headaches.
As if that weren’t enough, it’s also proven to have incredible benefits for the skin when applied topically. Evodia Rutaecarpa creates a stimulating effect on skin’s microcirculation – this revitalizes the complexion with a luminous, radiant glow. It’s also a powerful anti-inflammatory, known to soothe irritated, sensitive skin and reduce redness. It even reduces skin’s sensitivity to environmental stressors and pollution. Additionally, studies have found that components in Evodia Rutaecarpa decrease melanin content, so it’s able to greatly improve texture by reducing the appearance of age spots, discoloration, and other pigmentation conditions.
We probably don’t have to tell you that some of the most common skin struggles Asian women face are sensitivity, redness, and hyper-pigmentation. And here’s a powerful, natural ingredient, native to Asia, that effectively addresses all of these concerns. At Orcé, one of our goals is to create cosmetics that simultaneously deliver skincare benefits – and incorporating Evodia Rutaecarpa into our Come Closer Skin Perfecting Serum-Foundation was one of the best ways to do that. The result was a formula that truly does work for all Asian skin types – even the most sensitive ones.