10 Superfood-Infused Skin-Care Products For a Cleaner Beauty Routine
You've been schooled in getting your daily requirement of nutritious fruits and veggies, and you're certainly aware that you ought to be taking the utmost care of your skin. Well, those two worlds are colliding in this roundup of superfood-infused skin-care loot. Keep reading to discover a body scrub loaded with organic acai (which also happens to be a favorite product of Kylie Jenner's!), a chlorella and kale vegetable peel, and an antioxidant-rich green tea serum. Clean beauty for 2017 it is!
Skin Lab Red Serum
Why you need it: This lightweight, silky serum melts into your skin and is basically a liquid super fruit salad. It's loaded up with pomegranate oil to brighten skin and improve elasticity, antioxidant-rich acai to even your complexion, blueberry to brighten and moisturize, and vitamin C-rich raspberry to make skin firmer and younger looking. It has almost a water-like consistency, smells slightly sweet and fruity, and will leave your skin feeling soft.
Shop it: Skin Lab Red Serum ($37)
ACURE Brightening Vegetable Peel
Why you need it: Consider this the supercharged green smoothie of skin-care peels. It's infused with vitamin-dense kale, spinach, and chlorella to gently nix dead skin and uneven texture. It feels supersticky once applied (pro tip: put your hair up), and you can feel a light tingle as it starts to work its magic. Once rinsed, skin feels noticeably smoother and appears more radiant.
Shop it: ACURE Brightening Vegetable Peel ($23)
Kiehl's Pure Vitality Skin Renewing Cream
Why you need it: This is one of the brand's newest face creams and has been met with applause. The first key ingredient is manuka honey from New Zealand. Honey is a natural humectant and antibacterial agent that will make your skin look and feel plump and soft. The second key ingredient is red ginseng from Korea, a superfood that's long been used in medicinal skin care to stimulate cell turnover and make skin brighter.
Shop it: Kiehl's Pure Vitality Skin Renewing Cream ($60)
Osea Malibu Undaria Body Polish
Why you need it: If it's one of Kylie's favorite body scrubs, you know it's gotta be good. This luxurious, spa-worthy body polish smells earthy and rich. Consider it to be the Goldilocks of scrubs: not too thick, not too thin; not too abrasive, not too mild. It's just right. In addition to finely milled pumice to exfoliate, it contains organic acai, hemp and passion fruit seed oils to moisturize, and undaria (a type of algae) to improve skin elasticity and reduce redness.
Shop it: Osea Malibu Undaria Body Polish ($48)
Urb Apothecary Green Tea Serum
Why you need it: This is a denser, more oil-heavy serum as far as serums go, so it's ideal for nighttime regimens. Applying it before bed will let the product seep into your skin and work its magic. The star ingredient is green tea — aka matcha — an antiaging ingredient that protects, nourishes, and prepares the skin. It also contains St. John's Wort (an antibacterial agent and moisturizer), chamomile (to soothe and repair), and calendula (to stimulate cell turnover).
Shop it: Urb Apothecary Green Tea Serum ($9 and up)
100% Pure Organic Matcha Smoothing Facial Scrub
Why you need it: This tub of earthy-green exfoliating goo is packed with various versions of matcha to improve skin health and appearance, including organic green tea, matcha powder, and green tea extract. It also contains jojoba meal and beads to exfoliate, shea butter, and nourishing oils (calendula, meadow foam, rosehip, hemp seed, and acai). There are plenty of antioxidant-rich extracts, like seaweed, comfrey, rooibos, goji, and blueberry.
LATHER Chia Seed & Passion Fruit Facial Cleansing Oil
Why you need it: Add this fresh and citrusy cleansing oil to your regimen if you want a gentle cleanser that not only dissolves makeup, dirt, and grime but brightens, too. Chia seed oil is rich in omega-3 alpha-linolenic acid to moisturize and soothe the skin, and passion fruit seed oil (which is the same thing as maracuja oil, by the way) boasts antiaging properties.
Shop it: LATHER Chia Seed & Passion Fruit Facial Cleansing Oil ($22)
L'Occitane Smoothing and Beautifying Almond Milk Lotion
Why you need it: Dip your hands into this pillowy, sweetly scented almond milk lotion and just try not to keep touching or smelling your skin. As you might have guessed, it's enriched with a major dose of almond extract, which is known for its ability to soothe and soften skin almost instantly.
Shop it: L'Occitane Smoothing and Beautifying Almond Milk Lotion ($50)
The Body Shop Almond Body Butter
Why you need it: If you're looking for an ultrathick and hearty all-over moisturizer that's less spendy, but also formulated with almonds, The Body Shop's Almond Body Butter is your winner. It smells light, sweet, and creamy, melts into the skin without leaving residue, and instantly softens and hydrates.
Shop it: The Body Shop Almond Body Butter ($21)
Skin Authority Turmeric & Blueberry Beauty Infusion
Why you need it: Skin Authority's beauty infusions take skin-care junkies to the meta level by serving as an infusion to any of your favorite products. Just add a couple of drops to your primer, foundation, serum, or cream, and you'll get a double dose of nourishment. This particular infusion contains blueberry, which helps reduce dark spots and evens out your complexion, and turmeric, which adds vibrancy to the skin.
Shop it: Skin Authority Turmeric & Blueberry Beauty Infusion ($49)