Superfoods and Skincare, with ELEMIS
Superfoods and Skincare, with ELEMIS
9th Sep, 2016

Superfoods are packed full of antioxidants and it is these antioxidants which combat free radicals, the rogue molecules that trigger the process of oxidation that ultimately leads to ageing. It is a normal, natural process, however the body can become over-run with free radicals due to external stressors such as UV, pollution, smoke and alcohol. 

Eating a varied diet rich in antioxidants will help alleviate these stresses. The vivid colour of superfoods is usually a strong indicator of a high anti-oxidant content so make sure you’re eating a whole rainbow of foods. Green broccoli and kale, red raspberries and tomatoes, orange sweet potatoes and carrots, yellow peppers and squash, purple blueberries and cabbage – all of these will boost your anti-oxidant intake.

You can also give your skin a helping hand by using skincare that contains antioxidants such as vitamins A, C, and E, which can all help to boost the health of your body and the health of your skin. The clever folk at ELEMIS have been researching the effects of oils extracted from superfoods and their impact on our skin, and have honed this research to come up with their new Superfood Facial Oil. Here they give us the lowdown on exactly what superfood oils can do for our skin:

Broccoli Seed Oil

Rich in vitamin C and omega-9, Broccoli seed oil nourishes the skin, leaving it glowing.

Cucumber Seed Oil

Rich in omega-6, fatty acids, vitamins B1, C and tocopherols, this oil helps to retain moisture and soothe the skin.

Daikon Radish Oil

Has a lightweight, silky texture that absorbs easily, reaching the lower layers of the epidermis, nourishing the skin from the inside out.

Flax Seed Oil

Has a very high omega-3 content, which helps to reduce skin redness. Also helps to seal in moisture, improving skin tone and hydration. 

Macadamia Oil

Bursting with omega-3, 6 and 7 plus oleic acid, this oil has a rich cushiony feel and helps to leave skin looking radiant and healthy.

Meadowfoam Seed Oil

Uses its long chain fatty acid structure to provide a luxurious skin feel. It helps to lock in skin’s natural moisture and soften the skin.

Poppy Seed Oil

Due to its high linoleic and oleic acid content, this oil can help soothe, moisturise and nourish skin.

Rice Bran Oil

Naturally rich in vitamin E, this oil has high oxidative stability whilst nourishing the skin to leave it soft and supple.

Rosehip Seed Oil

Renowned as an excellent source of essential fatty acids, helping to maintain the skin’s natural moisture barrier.

We’re sold. The Superfood Facial Oil sound like the perfect shot of nutrition to feed our skin and leave us glowing with good health. The Superfood Facial Oil from ELEMIS is available to buy here.


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