Want beautiful skin? Superfoods may be the answer! Superfoods are nutritionally dense foods that contain lots of wonderful things to benefit your skin, e.g. antioxidants, fatty acids, boosters/replenishers, and soothing/calming properties.
Whether you eat it or apply it, the protective and nourishing properties of superfoods can help you on your quest for perfect skin. This week, we dive into the top 5 superfoods for skin– all of which feature in Renaza’s products– and tell you exactly why you should be including them in your diet and skincare.
𝐌𝐮𝐥𝐛𝐞𝐫𝐫𝐲’s status as a superfood is well deserved. Containing high amounts of skin-friendly vitamins like Vitamin A, C, E; as well as unusually high amounts of iron and protein in a fruit.
Resveratrol (skincare’s recent fad, appearing in many highly raved products like Estee Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair) also occurs naturally in mulberries, which boasts anti-ageing properties and is linked to better heart health. It is also anti-inflammatory, and helps to actively repair any damage from environmental stressors.
This superfood features in Renaza’s 𝐁𝐫𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐅𝐨𝐚𝐦 𝐂𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐧𝐬𝐞𝐫. Mulberries contain natural brightening properties and antioxidants, which provide a healthy glow to skin and also build up the skin’s protection against environmental damage.
The cleanser also contains Ceramide 3, collagen, algae extract and hyaluronic acid which provides additional anti-ageing and hydrating benefits.
𝐆𝐫𝐚𝐩𝐞𝐟𝐫𝐮𝐢𝐭 is extremely rich in nutrients, minerals, antioxidants and fiber, with a low calorie count (making it a popular diet option!), earning it its ‘superfood’ status.
Its health benefits include boosting immunity and lowering one’s susceptibility to infection and inflammation, as well as promoting heart health, curbing excessive eating, and lowering the risk of diabetes.
Grapefruit extract can be found in Renaza’s 𝐂𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐝𝐞 𝐓𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐫. The powerful antioxidants in grapefruit help to ward off damage caused by exposure to environmental factors such as UV rays and pollution. Grapefruit also acts as a natural brightener and hydrator for skin, and improves the texture and feel of one’s complexion.
Combined with Oat Seed Extract and Phytosphingosine, this toner is naturally moisturising and works to soften and soothe irritable dry skin.
𝐄𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐦𝐫𝐨𝐬𝐞 𝐨𝐢𝐥 is often recommended for various skin concerns for its numerous targeted benefits. Studies point to its gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) content, which is an omega fatty acid that promotes healing. Overall, it can help with skin’s elasticity, moisture content, firmness, and overall skin structure and function. It can help reduce skin inflammation, making it suitable for people with acne and even eczema.
Evening primrose oil also helps to relieve premenstrual symptoms like mood swings and breast pain, and even helps to alleviate menstrual cramps in some women.
Evening primrose oil also works its magic in skin when used topically, and features in Renaza’s 𝐏𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐥 𝐁𝐚𝐫𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐫 𝐃𝐞𝐟𝐞𝐧𝐬𝐞. Working in tandem with other ingredients, like Ceramide 3 and Hyaluronic Acid, this powerful anti-ageing product effectively brightens, hydrates, tightens, and revitalises skin.
𝐆𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐞𝐚 needs no introduction as a healthy beverage, with numerous benefits ranging from improved brain function, weight loss, prevention of certain cancers, and lowered risk of heart disease and diabetes. But what makes green tea an excellent choice for a skincare ingredient?
Green tea in skincare is most often found in acne/ oily skin targeted skincare products. Its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties reduce inflammation and improves the skin’s barrier function, which then reduces the likelihood of further outbreaks.
Green tea extract features in Renaza’s 𝐒𝐤𝐢𝐧 𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐮𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐨𝐫. Its high antimicrobial and antioxidant activity prevents breakdown of collagen and reduces formation of wrinkles and fine lines. Working in tandem with Vitamins B3 (Niacinamide) and C, this product improves skin elasticity and brightness, fades dark spots and slows the effects of ageing.⠀⠀
𝐆𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐤𝐨 is a powerful superfood that contains high levels of flavonoids and terpenoids, which antioxidant effects have shown to help with reducing inflammation in several diseases such as arthritis, heart disease, and stroke.
Aside from its health benefits, Gingko’s properties make it an excellent addition to skincare. Gingko extract can be found in Renaza’s 𝐔𝐥𝐭𝐫𝐚 𝐋𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐇𝐲𝐝𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐨𝐫. It helps to hydrate and slow the effects of ageing, as well as soothe and reduce roughness of skin. This light, water-based hydrator is not sticky or heavy on skin; providing hydration that you can feel instantly.
It also contains Vitamins A, C, E, for free radical defence against environmental pollutants, making it a product truly worthy of holy grail status in your skincare routine 💪🏼✨