Have you ever noticed that you can’t walk by a news stand, open a health and beauty magazine, or even watch commercials without seeing all the excitement about superfoods!?

Superfoods are the hottest trend when it comes to not only inner health, but also skin beauty. The number of personal care items that include superfoods, has increased by 1000% over the last two years.*

What is a superfood? Superfoods describe foods that are nutrient powerhouses. Keep in mind that every healthy food is not necessarily a superfood—and not every superfood is an effective skin care ingredient. Science has to identify a way to extract the valuable photo-nutrients, vitamins, enzymes, and antioxidants to make them compatible with skin.

What are some of the beneficial superfoods that can make a difference in your skin?

  • Coconut oil is known as a natural antibacterial and anti-fungal and is widely praised for its excellent moisturizing ability—not to mention its delicious scent.
  • The antioxidants, fatty acids, vitamins A and D found in olive oil, help soothe, moisturize and protect skin while helping it maintain elasticity.
  • Moringa oleifera, known as the most nutritional plant in the world, is highly valued for its many health and skin benefits. This superfood is full of oleic and linoleic acids, glutathione, antioxidants, vitamins and proteins that enhance the texture, firmness and radiance of skin. Long term it fights off the environmental damage of free radicals – helping skin look more youthful while optimizing internal health. (supermix etc)
  • Carotinoids, Omega 3’s and vitamins found in pumpkin make this ingredient a superstar for skin.  Zinc, an important enzyme naturally present in pumpkin, plays a role in collagen synthesis and provides a firmer foundation for skin.

With a little research and smart shopping, you can find responsibly made products to help you maintain a clean body and healthy, enviable skin.

*A Nielsen Future of Beauty Report