Adding supergreens and prebiotics to your skincare routine is a great way to heal the skin. As luck would have it, there are some new buzz-worthy botanicals that can do the same! Here’s what you need to know about the latest and greatest skin care solutions.
Broccoli, kale and spinach to banish wrinkles
Supergreens are being added to skin treatments for their firming, hydration and helping diminish lines. Eminence Organics Citrus & Kale Potent C + E Serum blends leafy greens with powerful antioxidants like vitamin C from lemon and grapefruit, and vitamin E from avocado to boost our skin’s elasticity and repair damage from UV rays. ACURE Brightening Under Eye Supergreens Hydrogels combine kale, green tea and caffeine to minimize under-eye puffiness and tone delicate skin in just 15 minutes.
Prebiotics to keep our skin microbiome healthy
To keep skin barrier function working optimally we need to treat our skin’s microbiome with ingredients that support a healthy balance of the beneficial microorganisms that live on our skin.
Prebiotics feed these helpful microorganisms, and Juice Beauty PREBIOTIX Hydrating Gel Moisturizer is chock full of prebiotic plant sugars and botanicals like chia and coconut extracts, along with moisturizing prickly pear and jojoba. Or try Burt’s Bees Hydrating Overnight Mask, featuring prebiotics and avocado and coconut oils that are absorbed into skin overnight
Bakuchiol: Anti-aging results without irritation
If you’re looking for smoother, younger-looking skin but can’t tolerate the redness and irritation that retinols can cause, try bakuchiol. It features a completely different compound than vitamin A-derived retinols, but helps reduce wrinkles and hyperpigmentation as well as retinol does without stinging and peeling. It also boosts collagen production and has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Burt’s Bees Renewal Refining Cleanser includes bakuchiol, lactic acid and coconut oil to boost collagen levels, gently remove dead skin cells and moisturize.
Rosehip oil to repair dry, scarred or hyperpigmented skin
This lightweight, highly absorbable botanical oil is a savior for skin that’s dry or irritated thanks to its high concentration of essential fatty acids (EFAs), powerful anti-inflammatory agents that soothe and calm red, flaky skin, and help reduce scars and brown spots. Rosehip oil is lightweight and highly absorbable, so its beneficial ingredients sink in quickly with no greasy feeling.
Created from wild-harvested rosehips found in Chile, evanhealy Chilean Wild Rosehip Seed Oil is 100% pure oil that’s cold-pressed to retain all its natural healing properties. For travel, Trilogy Certified Organic Rosehip Oil Rollerball is an easy take-along that will keep your skin hydrated and calm.
CBD extract to help heal inflamed skin
The healing power of CBD (cannabidiol) oil on our skin is showing exciting results, skin experts say, especially when skin is inflamed, itchy or broken out from rashes or acne. (It’s important to know that CBD oil extracted from flowers and leaves of hemp plants doesn’t have the psycho-active properties from the THC that’s found in marijuana.)
Try Prima Night Magic CBD Intensive Facial Oil, which blends a powerful concentration of CBD oil with super hydrating moringa and kukui oils that penetrate deeply into the skin to increase suppleness and effectively relieve dryness or irritation.