Chios Mastic, one of the herbs we all know, is an evergreen shrub that can grow up to 5 meters in height. To fully grow, the mastic tree needs 40 to 50 years, while it lives over 100 years. Over time, mastic often takes the form of a tree, but in fact belongs to the category of shrubs.
Mastic is a unique herb on both the curative and the cosmetic level. The strong antioxidant effect of the resin of mastic, makes it a very good anti-aging ingredient when added to care products, while it detoxifies the skin thoroughly.
The mastic tree is one of the many Greek favorite herbs, with special aroma and important therapeutic properties. Besides the strong anti-inflammatory action, the mastic is antimicrobial, antibacterial, and works as a natural painkiller. The healing property however, that makes it special, is the strong antioxidant and anticancer action.