Great skin starts from the inside-out. Skin flare-ups like acne and eczema can often be directly related to dietary or digestive issues. Superfoods, leafy greens and lots of nature’s other gifts are packed with the nutrients that the skin needs to thrive.
Many beauty brands have started incorporating these healthy foods into skincare formulas, realizing that they instantly restore the skin’s healthy, youthful glow. When these superfoods are applied topically, often in highly concentrated formulas, the skin’s natural lipid barrier immediately benefits the from vitamins, Omega fatty acids and antioxidants found in vegetables.
Feast your eyes and feed your skin with these 8 beauty products with ingredients that are good enough to eat.
Youth To The People Age Prevention Cleanser
This antioxidant-rich cleanser contains kale, spinach, alfalfa, aloe and green tea. What it does not contain are a bunch of harsh, stripping sulfates. Skin is left feeling clean, but not dehydrated.
Buy it now: Sephora, $36
Broccoli Superfood Mask
This convenient coconut-gel sheet mask is packed with the vitamin c and beta-carotene power of broccoli. Broccoli is a super healing superfood, that’s been known to help with various skin conditions like acne or over-sensitized skin.
Buy it now: Leaders Cosmetics, $6
Kale Luxe Oil-Free Multi Cream
For those that want the skincare benefits of superfoods, but want an oil-free version, this face cream might be for you. The combo of kale, flax and lime helps to control sebum production and brighten the skin.
Buy it now: Ulta, $16
Elemis Superfood Facial Oil
This superfood oil has the healing powers of broccoli seed oil, omega fatty acids from flaxseed oil, moisture from macadamia oil and the regenerative powers of rosehip seed oil. Skin will feel soft and supple with just a drop or two of this potent oil. It’s surprisingly lightweight on the skin in spite of all the nourishing ingredients.
Buy it now: Elemis, $72
Love + Sage Lip Balms
This lip balms are incredibly simple, but incredibly nourishing. People with allergies or sensitivities will enjoy the simple mix of avocado oil, shea butter and coconut oil. Full of healthy fats, you can feel good about them being on your lips as well as any you might ingest.
Buy it now: Love + Sage, $12 each
Meow Meow Tweet Face Mask
This natural powder face mask is a DIY-lover’s dream come true. Simply mix the powder with water to form a paste, and you have a superfood-powered face mask that cleans, exfoliates and soothes. Made of French pink clay, chickpea powder, pumpkin powder and aloe powder; it does wonders for the skin in just 10-15 minutes.
Buy it now: Meow Meow Tweet, $28
Soapwalla Restorative Facial Serum
This face serum is made of organic and food-grade ingredients. It combines carrot seed oil with rosehip, sea buckthorn and grape seed oil for a potent anti-aging formula. Since it’s free of harsh sulfates or other chemicals, it’s great for all types of skin including sensitive skin types.
Buy it now: Soapwalla, $64
Maya Chia Supercritical Waterless Wonder Balm
Chia seeds are a unique superfood that are totally having a moment right now in skincare. When the seeds are cold-pressed they make an oil that is packed with omega fatty acids that nourish the skin. Try chia seed topically in this all-purpose balm formula that can be used on face or body.
Buy it now: Maya Chia, $42