Give your skincare a superfood boost
We’ve already become pretty accustomed to including superfoods in our diet: a sprinkling of dried acai in our morning porridge; a teaspoon of maca powder in our afternoon smoothie; as much pond-water, sorry, spirulina, as we can stomach in our green juices….you get the picture. Well now we’re getting fully on board the superfood bandwagon and using superfoods on our skin, in our make-up and on our bodies, as beauty companies have started looking to superfoods to enhance their products. Like the idea of gaining the beauty-boosting benefits of superfoods, without having to ingest yet another green smoothie? Course you do. So, read on for our edit of the latest and most innovative superfood-enhanced beauty products.
Spirulina – It’s not just the sexy packaging that we love about LILFOX Chlorophyll & Tourmaline Brightening Mask, $68. The chlorophyll within spirulina detoxes the skin, leaving it glowing and renewed.
Goji Berry - With over 18 amino acids plus vitamin B1, B2, B6, E and more vitamin C than any other fruit, goji berrys add a heap of antioxidants to your skincare products. We love Murad Redness Therapy Soothing Gel Cleanser £26
Avocado – Full of wrinkle-busting antioxidants and deliciously fatty acids, the star performer in our brunch also makes a pretty decent skin moisturizer. Find its nourishing benefits in First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Face Moisturizer £19
Kale – We’ve tried it in juices, smoothies and baked in to crisps (tastes surprisingly similar to crispy seaweed) but painting our nails with Nails Inc’s NailKale* polishes is by far our favourite way with kale. The entire range is supercharged with kale extract – said to stimulate advanced keratin production, hydrate and nourish, resulting in nail growth and strength. Try it as a base coat or go for our current favorite shade, Claremont Street – the ideal in-between-season shade.
Chia – Look for Chia seeds in your skincare if you’re looking to calm irritated skin: their anti-inflammatory nature makes them ideal for skin that’s prone to redness. Packed full of omega 3’s – hence why those chia puddings are so darn good for you – they’ll help to maintain the skin cells and improve the texture of skin over time. Pricey but worth it: Perricone MD Chia Serum £65
Turmeric – another anti-inflammatory, turmeric calms the skin, but also brightens it. Turmeric is also a natural source of salicylic acid – aka nature’s acne-buster. Find turmeric oil in Natura Bisse C+C Vitamin Cream £97
*you’ll find Nails Inc NailKale in your August Roccabox