The good news is that there is a way to finally have some superfoods in your daily life. Ideally, it’d be in the form of a diet. But don’t feel bad. At least now your skin can benefit from those nutrient-rich superfoods. Because superfoods have made their way into your skincare products. And believe me, a superfood-infused face cream has a way longer shelf life than a celery stalk forgotten in the back of your fridge waiting to be tossed into the trash.
We’ve been focusing more and more on consuming beauty products that are more natural, biocompatible, or whatever you like to call them. Because that’s the thing with natural things.
Eating a bowl of salad or walking by the colorful produce aisle makes you happy. Keeping fruits and veggies in your fridge, even if you don’t eat them, makes you feel healthy. It’s the same with skincare.
Skincare products made with superfoods sound and feel way healthier than products that are made with synthetic ingredients. I’m not saying that this is the truth. But it just feels that way.
So what exactly are superfoods in skincare? First of all, know that superfood is not an official term. It’s not a scientific or a medical thing. But generally, superfoods refer to natural ingredients that have known health benefits.
Some of the most popular superfood ingredients you can find in skincare products are kale, broccoli, spinach, berries, and chia seeds. These plants contain phytonutrients.
And phytonutrients usually have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and even anti-bacterial benefits. They’re rich in minerals and vitamins.
When you think about it, we’re not that stranger to superfoods. Green tea, for example, is one of the most researched and beneficial natural ingredients we see in skincare products. But know that there’s more where that came from.
The idea behind products formulated with superfoods is pretty simple: take those vitamin-rich plants and take care of your skin with them.
Obviously, eating a bowl of salad is not the same as rubbing arugula all over your face. It will certainly not give you the same benefits. So it all comes down to the formulation of the product you’re using.
So what would be the benefit of using superfood ingredients in skincare products? Well, antioxidants, in general, are good for treating signs of aging like wrinkles, texture, and tone irregularities.
Similarly, anti-inflammatory ingredients are great for people with acne-prone skin or people with reactive skin. So the possibilities are endless.
Plus, superfoods are great for people who are following a natural skincare routine. You don’t have to resort to artificial antioxidants to keep your skin radiant and youthful. But keep in mind that even though superfoods are natural ingredients, the product you use may not be so. So be aware!
If you don’t know where to start, find below the best superfood-infused skincare products.
A name associated with superfoods and rightfully so. Youth To The People has a whole line of skincare products infused with the stuff you put in your green juice. But in my opinion, this is the one you can collect the most benefits from. This weightless, gel moisturizer is brimming with antioxidants.
Besides vitamins C, and E to guard your skin against external aggressors, the moisturizer also packs leafy greens like kale, spinach, alfalfa, green tea, and chamomile. It boosts hydration with hyaluronic acid and vitamin B5, making this a potent superfood skincare product you can use no matter your skin type.
Well, nothing calms the skin down, infuses it with nutrients, and locks moisture in like a facial oil. If your skin is generally dry, or dehydrated or the weather is being too harsh on your skin, try this face oil. It’s charged with amazing superfoods all of which are packed with vitamins.
Flaxseed oil, broccoli oil, cucumber oil, and carrot seed oil are exceptionally rich and are equally moisturizing for the skin. The oil does not have a greasy feel on the skin. So you can comfortably use it as a night treatment to wake up to healthier skin.
Likewise, this is another superfood-infused product you can use to collect the benefits. The thing with face oils is that they are super convenient to accommodate ingredients like superfoods. Because face oils are literally made with natural oils of the plants we’ve been talking about.
With that in mind, this beloved face oil is not only about caring for the skin with nutrients but also about boosting radiance. Though most oils do that, some do it better. Because this superfood oil leaves your skin looking luminous and healthy, not oily, instantly. And it’s all thanks to seed oils from cranberry, blackberry, black cumin, and grape.
This is an organic vitamin C serum that’s formulated with a good bunch of superfoods to increase the antioxidant benefits. Vitamin C helps increase radiance, stimulate collagen production, and fade the look of discolorations. Together with vitamin E, it protects the skin against the damaging effects of free radicals.
The serum also has ferulic acid to amplify its efficacy. And superfood-wise, it contains kale, spinach, and broccoli. The anti-aging serum is natural, cruelty-free, and brightens, protects, and nourishes the skin.
This is an amazing multi-tasker you can use to calm the skin, strengthen it, and gently care for it with a hardworking bunch of superfoods. Goji, mushroom, turmeric, and more superfoods provide the skin with minerals while antioxidant-rich ashwagandha soothes and protects.
The serum also contains niacinamide to balance and brighten. It’s vegan, light, hypoallergenic, and a rich source of superfoods you can incorporate into any type of skincare routine.
This is another superfood serum packed with copious amounts of antioxidants and it actually makes you want to eat healthier. It’s a super light-based serum with a naturally pinkish color from all the berries formulated into it. It’s almost all-natural.
And it’s simply a way to undo free radical damage on the skin and improve your complexion in the gentlest way possible. It’s made with blueberry, bilberry, raspberry, elderberry, and whatever berry is out there. The plant-derived serum is also super hydrating for the skin.
Last but not least, try this antioxidant booster to level up your routine. It’s in powder form and it needs to be activated with water or can be mixed with your other products. It contains resveratrol, a compound abundantly found in red grapes, which are, in fact, superfoods.
In skincare, it’s a strong antioxidant that protects the skin against free radicals. The booster also contains quercetin, another skin savior that protects the skin. Its minimal yet powerful formula can turn a simple skincare routine into a glow-boosting one just like that!
So these are some of the best superfood skincare products you can use in your skincare routine. Remember that some ingredients have more science behind them. It means that there’s been enough time to really perfect the way to formulate that ingredient into a skincare product, which is supported with proven, documented benefits.
Green tea is one of them. Others like, say, pomegranate, is a relatively newer addition. Though it’s universally known that pomegranate is a superfood, it doesn’t ensure the same level of benefits. So keep this in mind.