We know they pack a nutritional punch on your salad plate, but how exactly do superfoods deliver the same power for healthy skin? From pomegranates to poppy seeds, superfoods are loaded with potent ingredients that not only build up your health but can also overhaul your complexion.
Here are four top superfoods (along with four Éminence products) and why they super-boost your diet and skin:
For your diet: The jewel-like seeds in this vibrant red fruit come packed with polyphenol antioxidants that benefit the heart and help prevent cancer. Try pomegranate juice for easy ingestion - this miracle nectar improves blood flow, lowers blood pressure and may prevent artery plaque buildup (The Globe and Mail).
For your skin: Magical polyphenols not only aid your heart and health, they protect and balance your skin. Get your glow on with our Cranberry Pomegranate Sugar Scrub - a daily exfoliant that leaves your skin feeling nourished all over. The superfood ingredients in this sugar scrub ensure your skin looks silky-smooth, polished and positively revitalized.
For your diet: Those little black seeds you’re always picking out of your teeth after a bagel? They’re actually rich in oleic acids which help lower bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol in the blood. Poppy seeds are also chock full of minerals including iron, copper, calcium, potassium, manganese, zinc and magnesium (Lifestyle and Strength).
For your skin: Our Pear & Poppy Seed Microderm Polisher uses those tiny seeds for exfoliation, smoothing out your skin, while infusing your complexion with bioflavonoids and antioxidants. Skin Inc. gives this exfoliator a thumbs up, especially for men.
For your diet: Not only do these berries taste as sweet as summer, their antioxidants “mop up” free radicals which are responsible for diseases from cancer to Alzheimer’s. Bonus: Apparently the acid in strawberries also helps whiten teeth (Toronto Sun).
For your skin: Who would have known that strawberries not only make a mean shortcake, they also exfoliate and cleanse? Refinery 29 recommends our Strawberry Rhubarb Hyaluronic Serum which contains berry-sourced salicylic acid for extracting impurities. One or two drops of this superfood for skin health leave the complexion looking brighter and with the appearance of smaller pores.
For your diet: The king of superfoods boasts a ridiculously long list of nutrients including vitamin A, B, C, K, calcium, iron, fibre and cancer-fighting phytonutrients (Men’s Fitness). And not only are kale leaves good for you, they crisp up into totally addictive chips.
For your skin: Antioxidants in kale not only work for your health, they also help your skin appear rejuvenated. Beauty bloggers love our Citrus & Kale Potent C+E Serum - its leafy green ingredients improve the appearance of skin elasticity as well hydration, leaving your complexion more youthful looking.
What’s your favorite Éminence product powered by a superfood? Let us know in the comments below.