A Little Horse-play For A Youthful Complexion
HORSETAIL EXTRACT/ (hoors-tale ehks-trakt)/n./ 1. Also known as Equisetum arvense, an ancient, fernlike perennial plant that thrived 400 million years ago during the Paleozoic era and can now be found throughout parts of Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and North America; /n./ 2. Found in herbal remedies dating back to the Greco-Roman Empire, when it was used to treat wounds, reduce swelling, and ease fluid retention; /n./ 3. Packed with magnesium and silica, it strengthens and rebuilds connective tissue while boosting collagen, e.g., “Horsetail extract will keep you from looking like a dinosaur.”
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