Making healthy food choices has never been so on trend. Juicing/green juice, cleansing/detox and superfoods have been in the spotlight for the last few years. Superfoods are nutrient-rich and considered to be especially beneficial for health and well-being with extra-large doses of vitamins and minerals that can help us ward off diseases. The cosmetic industry has endorsed the superfood concept. While fruits and vegetable have always had some presence in our creams and beauty products, today they have a starring role.
Here is a selection of the latest products with superfood formulas that promise to fight off free radicals, ease redness and dryness, and help with healing.
1) Quinoa De-Puffing & Firming Eye Cream, Nyakio
Enriched with quinoa, “The mother grain” from Peru, this cream helps to minimize puffiness and improve firmness. Ulta.com $53
2) AcaiFusion Lip Balm Broad Spectrum SPF 30, Supergoop!
A unique, high UV-protection solution formulated with super berry acai works to hydrate lips, fight free radicals and help repair oxidation damage. Shea butter provides deep, instant hydration. Antioxidant vitamins E and C protect from free radicals triggered by sunlight, tobacco smoke and smog while encouraging cell renewal. Nordstrom $13
3) 100% Organic Virgin Chia Seed Oil, Deciem
Pure chia seed oil immediately soothes, calms and nourishes the skin. It contains an exceptionally high concentration of alpha-linolenic acid, an important essential fatty acid. As well as vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. This oil also can be used on hair for softness, sheen and strength. deciem.com $8
4) Purifying Turmeric Mask, Crop Natural
Turmeric reduces skin inflammation and redness. With a combination of kaolin, macadamia oil, green tea extract and rose flower oil this mask stimulates a natural healing process, leaving the skin rejuvenated. luckyvitamin.com $39
5) Superfood Cleanser, Youth to the People
Packed with antioxidant-rich kale, spinach, green tea, and alfalfa, this cleanser protects against free radical damage, environmental stress, and redness. It’s gentle, non-drying, and removes makeup easily, leaving your skin refreshed and clean. sephora.ca $45
6) Waso Clear Mega-Hydrating Cream, Shiseido
This clear cream can be used under or over makeup to moisture-charge your skin and reduce the look of pores. Inspired by the holistic and natural Japanese food tradition of washoku, it contains carrots, loquat, honey, tofu, and white jelly mushrooms. sephora.ca $48
7) Beauty Snow Mushroom Water Serum, Volition
Snow mushrooms can hold nearly 500 times their weight in water and when applied to skin, they can provide immediate and long-lasting moisturization. This magic mushroom also aids in the skin’s natural collagen production and helps heal free radical damage. sephora.ca $78
8) Hello Fab Vital Greens Face Mist, First Aid Beauty
A blend of antioxidant-rich superfoods including, kale, spinach, cucumber, aloe, Rose of Jericho and spirulina that helps nourish, soothe, and calm skin and stave off environmental aggressors. JCPenney $18
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