Nature is full of amazing botanicals that are great for your skin, from aloe vera to shea butter, there’s too many to list! Did you know some of these special ingredients can even be found in the fruit and veg aisle at your local supermarket? Here’s a round-up of our favourite foods that can work wonders for your skin.
Grapefruit gives our Body Butter and Hand Cream a refreshing, summery scent, but its skin benefits don’t end there. The oil pressed from grapefruit rind is rich in vitamin C and antioxidants that help to neutralise free radicals. When applied topically, it has a refreshing sensation, helping to clear toxins and tone the skin. It can even help to improve the appearance of cellulite!
Coconut oil has many uses, from cooking to skincare. We’ve included it in the formulation for our Day & Night Cream and Intensive Night Treatment, because it’s so effective at moisturising the skin! It’s composed of saturated fats and medium chain triglycerides that help to nourish the skin and prevent dehydration. It also has a very high vitamin E content which is essential for repairing the skin. It works well on its own, but is even more effective when combined with our Chilean rosehip oil.
A favourite of wellness bloggers all over the world, the avocado has seen a massive surge in popularity recently as the superfood du jour! Whilst it may taste great on toast and look amazing in Instagram photos, we love it for its skincare benefits. Avocado is a key ingredient in our Cream Cleanser and Skin Brightening Exfoliator, because it’s full of skin-boosting nutrients that help to rejuvenate the skin. It’s rich in Essential Fatty Acid Omega 3 and antioxidants that help to repair, and it also has anti-inflammatory properties that soothe dry skin. It’s full of vitamins too, including A, D and E, which help to hydrate dry, ageing skin.
For most people, cranberries are only on the menu at Christmas time, but we love them all year round thanks to their amazing antioxidant properties. Cranberry seed oil features in our Antioxidant Facial Oil as part of our unique CityshieldⓇ formula, which protects the skin from the effects of pollution and restores the skin’s radiance. The oil from cranberry seeds contains high levels of essential fatty acids, antioxidants and phytosterols, making it effective in fighting free radical damage. It’s a highly effective moisturiser and can help to improve the skin’s elasticity, boost collagen and reduce signs of ageing.