10 superfoods to add to your beauty regimen for glorious skin & hair

Superfoods

Superfoods are known for their rich nutrient content and healthy properties. While they are usually added to balanced meals or taken as supplements, superfoods are also active ingredients at the core of many beauty products.

Whether you are looking to even your skin tone, nourish your hair or prevent signs of ageing, superfoods have joined the beauty aisle and easy to include in your skin or hair care routine for long-lasting benefits.

  1. Avocado & Spirulina
Organik Botanik
Organik Botanik Spirulina + Avocado Hair Mask- Myer $14.95

Organik Botanik Hair Mask contains spirulina, an algae with high vitamin and mineral content that helps with hair growth and strength. The avocado oil is rich in antioxidants and essential fatty acids to keep your hair hydrated and healthy.

2. Hemp

Hemp Hard Working Hand Protection
Hemp Hard Working Hand Protection – The Body Shop $20

The Body Shop hemp hard-working hand protector is a staple! It is perfect to relieve dry skin and restore moisture and suppleness to the hands. Hemp supports skin elasticity and contributes to retain moisture.

3. Oat

Oatfix Fresh Face Mask
Oatfix Fresh Face Mask – Lush $13.95

Oatmeal can reduce itching, soothe irritated skin and regulate inflammation. It can also help reversing damage caused by UV rays, pollution and harsh chemicals

Oatfix fresh face mask from Lush is great for dry skin, leaving the skin soft, supple and moisturised.

4. Guava

Korres Guava Showergel & Body Butter
Korres Guava Showergel & Body Butter – Mecca $17/$25

Not only do Korres guava shower gel and body butter smell divine, they also target skin elasticity and smoothness.

Guava is a great source of vitamin C which stimulates collagen synthesis, vitamin K which treats skin discoloration, lycopene, an antioxidant that protects healthy cells from toxins that accumulate in the body and therefore prevent premature ageing and has a high water content.

5. Matcha

Origins RitualiTea Matcha Madness
Origins RitualiTea Matcha Madness – Mecca $52

Origins RitaliTea Matcha Madness Revitalizing Powder Face Mask will add a luxurious feel to your beauty routine while giving your skin a powerful dose of antioxidants.

Matcha is loaded with polyphenols, a powerful antioxidant that help reducing redness and combating signs of premature aging. The chlorophyll which gives matcha its bright green colour, aids in the elimination of toxins and features anti-inflammatory properties. A must-have for sensitive skin!

6. Pomegranate

Weleda Pomegranate Regenerating Body Oil
Weleda Pomegranate Regenerating Body Oil – David Jones $29.95

Certain components found in pomegranate stop the enzymes from breaking down collagen and aid with cell regeneration to promote a healthy looking skin. Weleda Pomegranate Regenerating Body Oil is suitable for young and mature skin and can also benefit dry, sensitive or oily and combination skin.

7. Acai berry

Grown Alchemist Matte Balancing Moisturiser
Grown Alchemist Matte Balancing Moisturiser – Myer $59.95

Brazilians have been eating acai berries for centuries to promote skin health. They are found only in the Amazonian rain forest and are rich in anti-oxidants, fatty acids, omegas, phytosterols and vitamin C giving a natural youthful glow to the skin.

Grown Alchemist Matte Balancing Moisturiser with Acai Berry & Borago is an anti-ageing powerhouse that leaves combination skin looking balanced, clear, radiant and beautifully healthy.

8. Kale

Nip+Fab
NIP+FAB Kale Fix Make-Up Removing Pads – Priceline $12

NIP+Fab Kale Fix Dry Skin Make Up Remover Pads are packed with vitamins A, C and K to protect against free radical damage and retaining skin softness and elasticity.

Vitamin K helps with hydration and moisture and can effectively reduce dark circles and flaky skin while vitamin A is necessary for healthy cell growth,and vitamin C contains collagen fibres.

9. Turmeric

Kiehl's Turmeric and Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque
Kiehl’s Turmeric and Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque – $67

Kiehl’s Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque instantly brightens dull, fatigued skin and restores skin’s healthy-looking, rosy appearance over time.

Turmeric has been used in India for centuries, known for its anti-inflammatory and immune boosting properties, it can also cure acne, psoriasis, stretch-mark and soothe sun burns.

10 Goji berry

First Aid Beauty
First Aid Beauty Triple Protection Skin Tint – Sephora $57

There are many ancient tales narrating the benefits of goji berries and although it is unlikely that consuming it everyday will let you live for 252 years, it could increase longevity among other things.

First Aid Beauty has release a tinted sun protector with SPF 30 that is made with goji berries to promote a healthy glow, reduce fine lines, boost collagen production and keep your skin moisturise while protecting your skin fro the sun.

And if you are feeling experimental, you can always create your own recipes with fresh ingredients!

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