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Superfood Skincare Ingredients That’ll Boost Your Beauty Regime

Superfood Skincare Ingredients That’ll Boost Your Beauty Regime
Emily Cotton
Beauty Editor4 years ago
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Avocado, chia seeds, spinach, kale and blueberries... We wouldn't blame you for mistaking this as an ingredient list for a breakfast smoothie. Promising a health kick, a boost in energy and enhancing a radiant glow, these superfoods ingredients have fast become somewhat of a craze in recent years.

However, it's not just inside a smoothie or salad that we get the goodness. Oh no, their healthy properties are being used in our skincare, too, making it easy for all of us to reap the benefits whether we're eating healthily or not.

Packed with vitamins and antioxidants, these superfood skincare saviours will help re-balance your complexion, boost radiance, encourage regeneration and plump skin. So we've broken down the benefits of each ingredient, and rounded up some of the best products out there to introduce into your beauty regime...

Superfood Skincare Ingredients


Loaded with fatty acids, the richness of avocados doesn't just reign supreme on sourdough toast, it gives an instant boost of hydration to our skin too. We love Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Hydrating Mask with Avocado & Swiss Glacier Water. This overnight face treatment intensely hydrates to promote a refreshed and well-rested complexion come morning!


Packed with antioxidants, blueberries are often hailed as the ultimate superfood. Their list of accolades include anti-ageing, guarding against cancer and heart disease as well as helping combat the effects of free radicals (i.e. wrinkles), making this superfood, well, super. So, if there was ever a product we could rely on for its blueberry infused goodness, it's our very own GLOSSYBOX Skincare Night Serum.


A nutritional powerhouse, kale has a list of benefits too long to list here. Whether baked into crisps or tossed into a smoothie, its high antioxidant content and ability to absorb free radicals means that kale is perfect in both skincare and haircare for its ability to prevent loss of elasticity. Color Wow’s new Kale Cocktail is labelled a ‘bionic tonic’ thanks to the infusion of sulphur-rich sea kale that strand-strengthens and smooths the hairs vital bonds. When it comes to haircare then, kale is not only a superfood but super-powerful.


High in fibre, figs help to lower your blood pressure and wait for it…boost weight loss efforts, so it's no surprise they're climbing the ranks of the superfoods. But before you run to grab a handful of figs to top on Greek yogurt, it’s worth considering using figs for their earthy yet sweet scent. We love the Jo Malone London Fig & Lotus Flower Cologne and its botanical-inspired, enchanting scent.


Not content with just being ‘super’, chia seeds are now being hailed as a ‘miracle’ food and it’s easy to see why. Helping to aid with weight loss, packed with more Omega 3 than salmon and with a hearty dose of antioxidants that surpass the efforts of blueberries, these little black seeds prove that good things really do come in small packages. They’re also great for our skin as they aid regeneration, slow the ageing process and leave your complexion healthier and brighter. We rely on the The Ordinary 100% Organic Virgin Chia Seed Oil to keep our skin vibrant, glowing and hydrated.


We’ve been looking for an excuse to eat chocolate in the name of health for years and now we finally have one in the name of cacao. From the same tree that cocoa is derived, cacao has a list of impressive benefits, including having 40 times the amount of antioxidants as blueberries, more calcium than cow’s milk and bring credited as a natural mood elevator. We can testify to the latter as Frank Body Cacao Body Scrub not only leaves skin as soft as butter while toning and defining, but also smells good enough to eat!


An energising booster for the skin, Sanctuary Spa's Green Smoothie Re-Charge Mask contains antioxidant-rich spinach to enhance radiance, as well as spirulina to help eliminate toxins, cooling cucumber for its de-puffing properties and avocado to improve skin's softness and suppleness. A healthy smoothie for the skin, it also contains brightening Vitamin C to unify the appearance of skin tone.


We've gone totally coconuts for coconuts. Not only does its heady scent transport us from our desk to a tropical shore (ideally the Maldives) but its high fat content leaves our skin and hair silky smooth and nourished. Bumble and Bumble's Creme de Coco Conditioner uses the richness of the coconut to help restore sheen and shine while improving flexibility and minimising frizz. So, if you're ever stranded on an island with a bounty (excuse the pun) of coconuts, then you know your hair will at least look and smell great!

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Emily Cotton
Beauty Editor
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I'm someone who loves getting glammed up, but I feel like I never have enough time. Frequently running between work, the gym and seeing friends means my makeup routine is quick and often touched up on the go. Therefore, beauty products that serve as multi-purpose are perfect for me - a blush that works for cheeks and lips is a must in my makeup bag!