Rich in vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants essential to our overall health and well being, we're often told to incorporate superfoods into our diet. The likes of Kale, Spirulina, Avocado and Goji Berries may now be ingredients you encounter each day as part of your diet but there wonderful super ingredients also boast an array of benefits for your skin.
As we are exposed to external pollutants and environmental aggressors each day, it is important to add antioxiant rich products into your skincare routine in order to keep you complexion looking healthy and radiant.
As the world of superfoods can be a little overwhelming, we've gathered together our favourite superfood rich beauty products which promise to perfect your skin and add some much needed radiance.
Blueberries are a wonderful little ingredient to add into your skincare routine. Thanks to their high antioxidant content, blueberries help to protect the skin from environmental aggressors and UV damage and even work to slow down the skin-ageing process. Naturally rich in Gallic Acid, blueberries help to counteract sun damage, reducing discolouration as well as the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
The Vichy Idealia Peeling utilises the transformative power of blueberries to resurface and brighten your complexion overnight. Enriched with a youth-boosting blend of Blueberry Polyphenols and fermented Black Tea, Idealia Peeling targets dull, tired skin to restore your skin's natural luminosity. By lifting away impurities and dead skin cells, this wonderful product reveals a youthful, glowing complexion by morning.
Rich in a variety of potent antioxidants that help to reduce skin inflammation, kale has recently made its debut in the skincare world. As it is packed with Vitamins A, B, C and K, in addition to phytonutrients, kale helps to minimise the appearance of pores, prevents free radical damage and gives your skin a much needed detox.
NIP+FAB have recently released a whole range dedicated to this powerful leafy green superfood. The NIP+FAB Kale Fix Protecting Shot helps to nourish your skin whilst boosting its ability to defend and protect itself from environmental aggressors. Ultra-lightweight and hydrating, the Kale Fix Protecting Shot works to perfect your complexion whilst reducing the impact of atmospheric pollution on your skin.
It may be one of the most popular superfoods to eat but avocado is also a powerhouse when it comes to looking after your skin. Rich in a mix of fatty acids, including Omega-3, avocado helps to reinforce the skin's natural barrier as essential fatty acids are an essential component in the build up of our skin's lipid layers.
The Antipodes Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream harnesses the soothing and protective properties of this avocado to treat your skin overnight. Perfect for those with dull, lack-lustre skin, the Nourishing Night Cream is infused with Avocado Oil which boosts the stimulation of collagen production leaving your skin plump and glowing by morning.
Thanks to their antioxidant properties, goji berries are a wonderful ingredient for those who wish to reduce skin inflammation and irritation, helping to promote a clear, glowy complexion. Rich in Vitamin C, minerals and amino acids, goji berries also help to boost collagen production in the skin and protect the elasticity of your skin.
The Lancôme Energie de Vie Liquid Moisturiser is enriched with the nourishing and refreshing powers of Goji Berry Extract, leaving your skin plumped, soft and refreshed after just one application. The addition of Lemon Balm Oil helps to boost the vitality of dull, tired skin for a complexion that looks fresh and energised.
Often found in smoothies in its powder form, spirulina is a type of microalgae which possess wonderful detoxifying benefits for your skin. As spirulina deeply cleanses and detoxifies your complexion, it truly is a must-have superfood ingredient for oily, breakout-prone complexions. By protecting your skin against environmental aggressors and toxins, spirulina helps to keep your skin clear, radiant and refined.
Amongst many other superfood ingredients, the Sukin Super Greens Masque utilises the detoxifying beenfits of spirulina to promote the youthful appearance of your skin, removing impurities and boosting hydration for skin that looks dewy and healthy.