These Beauty Products Are Good Enough To Eat…
It’s no shock that some of nature’s best gifts come in the form of yummy food, but we should be doubly grateful that they also feature in some of our favourite beauty products too.
Well done, Mother Nature. So what are the best wonder ingredients and exactly how do you fit them into your daily beauty routine?
Produced by one of nature’s most magnificently hard workers – the bee! Honey’s ability to absorb and retain its own moisture makes it an ideal ingredient in any skin product as it keeps skin hydrated and fresh but also ensures it doesn’t get too oily.
We love: Vitamasques Manuka Honey Hydrating Moisturising Sheet Mask, £3.99
Delicious with milk and blackberries on a cold wintery morning – also perfect as a natural facial scrub as your skin becomes drier. Oatmeal is a multi-use ingredient as it has so many benefits such as calming and deeply cleansing, so is great if over-the-counter exfoliators are too harsh on your skin.
We love: Burt’s Bees Citrus Facial Scrub, £10.99
A nutritional powerhouse, kale has a long list of benefits. Its high antioxidant content and ability to absorb free radicals means it works a treat in both skincare and haircare, as it can prevent loss of elasticity.
We love: NIP+FAB Kale Fix Moisturiser, £14.95
As if we weren’t hooked on coffee enough as it is, we’ve discovered it perks up your skin just as much as your mind. This tiny little bean, when ground, stimulates blood flow, fights cellulite, reduces scarring and even helps calm dry skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.
We love: Frank Body Cacao Body Scrub, £12.95
The ultimate Friday night snack when teamed with pitta bread and hummus – equally satisfying for washing your hair. Known for its high levels of polyphenols with anti-bacterial properties, olive fruit oil keeps hair healthy, soft and helps prevents breakage.
We love: Dr Organic Virgin Olive Oil Shampoo and Conditioner, £5.49 each
Milk is actually a really wonderful beauty ingredient – in fact, Cleopatra was famous for her luxurious milk baths. The natural lactic acid and proteins found in milk keep the skin smooth, soft and supple.
We love: Unani Illuminate Milk Cleanser, £14
Seaweed and marine plant extracts have long been known for their wondrous effects on the skin, from toning and tightening, to combating acne and excess oil production. For those of us with skin that needs an extra bit of care and attention, seaweed is your BFF.
We love: The Body Shop Seaweed Clarifying Night Treatment, £13
Not just for dipping your tortilla chips in, avocado has a much better function as an intensely hydrating moisturiser. Packed with an abundance of Vitamins A, C, E, iron and potassium, these gems of nature will leave your skin feeling wonderfully soft and smooth.
We love: Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado, £33
The potassium present in the grapefruit helps to smooth wrinkles and reduce the appearance of age spots, while amino acid helps keep the skin firm and soft. It also helps it smells totally gorgeous on the skin when fresh out of the shower.
We love: REN Neroli & Grapefruit Body Cream, £20
While they may be good enough to eat, we recommend you don’t actually consume them!