We’re firm believers that if you care about what goes into your body, you really should care about what goes onto it. Your skin is your biggest organ and absorbs 60% of what you slather all over it. So when it comes to superfoods, if you’re cramming those bods with nutrition-packed goodness, why let your skin miss out on the fun? We’ve all become familiar with the nutrition-rich food types that are extra beneficial for our health; the blueberries, broccoli, kale, spinach, pomegranate, avocado, beetroot…they all provide a ton more vitamins and minerals than your average food and help keep our bodies healthy. The good news is that both your skin and hair can also benefit from these wonder foods, so we’ve rounded up the latest superfood beauty products to give your bathroom shelf a healthy boost.
First on our list is a brand spanking new product from Origins – By All Greens (great name). This is a clever little product that’ll treat you to both a soothing face mask and gentle cleanse as it doubles up as both. Featuring a superfood-packed line up of spinach, spirulina AND green tea, this is a powerful, antioxidant mask that’ll act as a mini detox for your skin. Spirulina also has great antibacterial properties that’ll get to work on acne and breakouts. Once you’re about done with your mask, By All Greens conveniently transforms into a foaming cleanser with coconut and clay that will draw out impurities and toxins. It’s perfect for unclogging pores and removing potentially harmful dirt from the skin. Basically like a juice cleanse for your skin.
Jane Iredale is a fantastic natural make-up brand and we especially love their Circle Delete Under Eye Concealer. This is an utter wonder product as it’s basically a concealer that moonlights as an under eye cream, with the ultimate aim of hiding and deleting those annoying under eye bags (that usually follow one too many late nights). Its secret? Green tea and avocado, two of the most powerful green superfoods. The tea is high in antioxidants – specifically tannins – that help to shrink the swelling, in turn reducing puffiness. It also has astringent properties that help to constrict capillaries and lighten dark circles. Avocado contains a powerful mix of fats that nourish and moisturise the delicate skin around the eyes, preventing further damage. And as this beauty is also a concealer, it means it’ll hide any current bags whilst helping to zap them for good.
La Bella Figura’s Barbary Fig Renewal Serum has gained legendary status in the green beauty world and for good reason. Its key ingredient Barbary fig oil is basically what we like to call a superoil. Dubbed as liquid gold and the new Argan, it contains essential fatty acids 3 and 6 that are perfect for moisturising, building collagen and promoting suppleness. It’s also packed full of a pretty impressive array of vitamins and minerals that deeply nourish. As if that isn’t enough, La Bella Figura have thrown in a dash of our favourite superfood broccoli seed oil which acts as a primer; smoothing skin and brightening the complexion. Also in the mix is pure guava oil, milk thistle seed and magnolia oil, all in all a powerful little number that also smells divine. Disclaimer: we know it carries a pretty hefty price tag but we promise it’ll last for ages and is totally worth it.
British brand Pai can’t do much wrong in our eyes. As well as their infamous Rosehip Bioregenerate Oil (honestly will give you THE softest skin and pretty much stop ageing in its tracks…), they have a killer range of products from cream cleansers to calming body balms. But their Pomegranate and Pumpkin Seed Organic Stretch Mark System really grabbed our attention – pomegranate and pumpkin? Yes please! The superfood pomegranate is packed full of goodness and has both anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, to name but a few. The two part treatment is also high in vitamins C and E, plus the pumpkin provides an array of Omegas that nourish and hydrate. Finally a range of essential fatty acids help keep skin smooth, supple and ultimately improve the appearance of those super annoying stretch marks. Just try not to eat it when applying…
NailsInc have got a pretty sweet range of superfood polishes, designed to inject a surge of nutrients into damaged nails. We love their Nailkale Superfood Base Coat which actually contains kale extract to strengthen nails and promote growth. Kale is packed full of Omegas 3 and 6 which will help keep nails healthy and shiny. And to top it off, this amazing stuff is also a 5-Free formulation (doesn’t contain potentially harmful Formaldehyde, Toluene, DBP, Formaldehyde Resin, Camphor) so it’s safer for your little trotters.