5 Superfoods That Are Excellent Skincare Ingredients

5 Superfoods That Are Excellent Skincare IngredientsSuperfoods – products with an exceptional nutrient density – make great skincare ingredients because of their high antioxidant content. Multiple brands produce superfood-based skincare collections, and people who like homemade skincare products often add superfoods to their recipes. Check out these 5 superfoods that are excellent skincare ingredients.

Chia Seeds

Chia seeds have been cultivated in Latin America since pre-Columbian times, but they have become a hit in the rest of the world relatively recently. They are a rich source of B vitamins (thiamin, niacin, ribovlafin, folate), several dietary minerals (calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, zinc), and unsaturated fatty acids.

Chia seed oil has a high potential as a cosmetic ingredient due to its high unsaturated fat content. It is very hydrating, particularly for people with eczema and other skin conditions associated with dryness. Chia oil also helps strengthen the skin barrier, quells inflammation, and reduces UV damage and resulting pigmentation.

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Hemp Seeds

Hemp seeds are the seeds of industrial hemp that has very low concentrations of psychoactive compounds. They are high in protein, B vitamins, manganese, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc, and iron. Hemp oil, which is cold pressed from the seeds, is valued for its high content of unsaturated fatty acids, especially, linoleic, oleic, and alpha-linolenic acids.

Hemp seed oil is widely used in skincare because it actively hydrates the skin, produces an anti-inflammatory effect, helps prevent acne breakouts, and slows down skin aging due to the antioxidant properties of essential fatty acids. Just like chia seed oil, it is lightweight and absorbs really well.

Check this out: 5 Amazing Beauty Benefits of Hemp Seed Oil

Açaí Berries

Açaí berries are the fruits of the açaí palm native to parts of South America. They became a staple food in the region around the Amazon river delta centuries ago, but their promotion as a superfood only began a couple of decades ago. Açaí berries are high in vitamin A, calcium, and antioxidants that neutralize the harmful effects of free radicals and thus slow down skin aging.

As a skincare ingredient, açaí berries can be found in anti-aging products in the form of an extract or oil. They promote skin regeneration and renewal, boost the skin’s natural protection from UV damage and free radicals, and increase collagen production, which helps to preserve the skin’s natural firmness and elasticity.

Check this out: Beauty Derm Açaí Anti-Aging Face Mask

Goji Berries

Unlike açaí, the goji plant is native to China. Its fruits, commonly known as goji berries or wolfberries, have been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries. These tiny red berries are packed with vitamins A and C and dietary minerals (especially iron). Their main health benefit is their high content of antioxidants.

Goji berry extract can be found in anti-aging skincare products because it retains the antioxidant properties of the berries. Goji-based skincare slows down the aging process, revitalizes the skin, helps skin cells absorb oxygen, moisture and nutrients, and keeps the skin looking fresh, glowing, and youthful.

Check this out: 5 Benefits of Antioxidants for Your Skin

Leafy Greens

Leafy greens, such as kale, spinach and gotu kola, are an incredibly rich source of vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals that provide protection against free radicals and prevent premature skin aging. They are most notable for containing provitamin A carotenoids (particularly lutein), vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, and manganese.

So if you like green smoothies, it’s a good idea to use some of the smoothie for a DIY face mask. A mix of leafy greens will make your skin look fresh and glowing, improve its antioxidant protection, even out skin tone, reduce pigmentation, help get rid of toxins, and give your skin a hydration and energy boost that lasts for hours.

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