Maca root is used in both the supplement and cosmetic industries. When ingested Maca boosts energy, endurance and your metabolism aiding in fighting belly fat. It also stimulates the endocrine systems balancing hormones in both men and women. What does that mean? For men it is known as "Peru's Natural Viagra" and also boosts sperm health. For the ladies it is used to boost energy, increase libido, improve fertility, improve skin and even used as a natural therapy during menopause. It is even know to help the body add a little to those lady curves. Basically Maca gets your body's hormones in check so your body can work like it was meant to. Little research has been done on the topical properties of maca but there are skin creams, scrubs, masks popping up boasting maca as the active ingredient because what little studies have been done show that it does tighten and clarify the skin giving a more youthful glowing appearance. I suffer from acne and my pretty beastmode in the gym is not helping so I have begun my maca skin care regimen this past week and will follow up with a review in a month.