Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Story Wei East prides itself on bringing herbal ingredients from the farm to your face. Each spring, we harvest the best green tea from the Lushang region of China, an area well known for its unique combination of sunshine and fog that nourishes its farms. We only harvest a few days in the morning to ensure that we capture the most anti-oxidants in our green tea ingredients for your benefit. Science Green tea leaves contain caffeine and polyphenols which provide excellent anti-oxidant protection against free radical damage. Tea polyphenols are among the most powerful antioxidants and play a key role in protecting skin from free radical and UV-radiation damage. These polyphenols are considered to be mainly responsible for green tea's outstanding anti-aging properties. Caffeine is responsible for green tea's anti-inflammatory and anti-irritant properties. Close
Paeonia Lactiflora (Red Peony root) Story China is world famous for its peony. The Chinese peony originated in Luo-Yang, the capital of China through 13 royal dynasties. It was during the Tang Dynasty (7th-10th century) that the peony culture thrived and reached its height. The various properties of the peony were carefully analyzed and incorporated into Chinese herbal medicine. One of these time-tested formulas includes the red peony root, which is used in many Wei East products to provide you with the best beauty care. Science Red Peony contains benzoic acid and phenolics, so it widely used as a natural, herbal preservative. Since Peony can also promote blood circulation, it is beneficial for pigment disorder treatments to brighten and improve skin appearance. High levels of antioxidants also stimulate dull skin for improved clarity and firmness. Close
Chrysanthemum Sinense (Tibetan Chrysanthemum) Story Chinese restaurant goers often begin their meal with a cup of chrysanthemum tea, for this flower is well known for cooling the body, neutralizing toxins, and protecting the liver. There are many different varieties of chrysanthemum, but the Tibetan chrysanthemum is regarded as one of the best. Science Chrysanthemum contains essential oil, chrysanthemin, flavonoids, amino acids and other rich minerals. It presents natural anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects to the skin. Close
Ganoderma Lucida (Reishi Mushroom) Story The Reishi mushroom has over 4000 years of history in China and has been called the mushroom of immortality and the food of the Gods. In search of this rare herb that only grows on the bark of three out of every ten thousand plum trees, ancient Chinese royalty used to send envoys in search of the Reishi mushroom in order to secure good health, longevity and happiness. Science Reishi mushroom contains ergosterol, protein, amino acids and organic acids. For centuries in Traditional Chinese Medicines, Ganoderma Lucidum has been considered to be precious for its anti-aging anti-inflammatory and environmental stress protections benefits. Close
Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Peel Story Pomegrante originated in Central Asia and was introduced to China during the Han dynasty. Every part of the fruit is treasured by the Chinese for its medicinal properties. Its dried rind, in particular, is considered an indispensable herb and can be found in all Chinese medicine shops. Science Also known as the 'Chinese Apple', Pomegranate peel contains gallic acid, malic acid, ursolic acid, granatin, punicalagin and punicalin, which provide very potent antibacterial, antimicrobial, antioxidant and sterilization functions. Especially for the ingredient granatin from pomegranate rind - it is a water soluble component with antimicrobial activity that makes it even more potent. Close
Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Naturally firms and tones skin with moisture retention properties Ginger extract can be used to stimulate peripheral circulation in cases of bad circulation and chilblains. Extract of Ginger posses one of the most strong antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-tumor properties. Its anti-skin tumor effects may be most beneficial for protection of skin exposed to UV light and other environmental stress. Close
Glycine Soya (Soy) Story Soybeans were first cultivated by the Chinese in the 11th century BC. The famous  Chinese emperor Sheng-Nung once proclaimed it one of the five sacred plants of China.  Packed with nutrients and vitamins, they were not only eaten but also used as a medicine to treat sicknesses. Science Soy contains small proteins, soybean trypsin inhibitor (STI), Bowman-Birk inhibitor (BBI), amino acids, essential fatty acids, isoflavones, lecithins, mono- and polyunsaturated fatty acids, saponins, phytosterols, phytic acid, minerals and vitamins. These high quality proteins protect skin from daily aggressions. Soy's skin care benefits include cleansing, moisturization, improvement in pigmentation, and visible improvements in skin complex. Close
Herbal Knowledge Every Wei East product is the child of both thousands of years of Chinese herbal wisdom, and of inventive, rigorous, Western science, technology, and testing. You can feel good knowing every Wei East product you use is rich with natural herbal ingredients. Start Learning by clicking on our various herbal ingredients listed below...