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Superfoods in Makeup: What You Need to Know & Must-Have Products

Don’t feel guilty for not eating your superfoods; now that they’re in skincare products, you can wear them. Here’s what you need to know about the newest beauty trend and which products to get. 

Superfoods in Makeup: What You Need to Know & Must-Have Products

From avocados to spinach, berries to chia seeds, superfoods have moved from the culinary world into the beauty industry. If you haven’t been following the cleanest diet, one that consists of superfoods, grains, and veggies, don’t feel bad because nowadays, your beauty products double as your daily serving of superfoods.

The superfood ingredients found in skincare products may not be as effective as ingesting them, but still possess various benefits that positively affect the overall appearance of your skin. Their appearance in beauty products is no surprise as we’ve seen ingredients like honey and licorice, both superfoods in their own right, plenty of times in our favorite moisturizer, mask or lip balm.

You might be wondering which products have what superfoods, which are worth the hype, and which are better left in the dust. Here’s a list of the most super of the superfood-containing beauty products. Ready to get gorgeous?

 1. Purity of Elements – Daily Detox Exfoliating Cleanser

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This exfoliating cleanser is made with goji berry which contains high levels of Vitamin A, C, and iron. It’s also formulated with superfruits which, when combined, exfoliate and detox the pores without stripping them of their natural moisture. It also has jojoba oil which helps to gently remove dead skin cells and pore build-up.

2. Origins – By All Greens Foaming Deep Cleansing Mask

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This detoxifying mask is inspired by LA’s favorite drink, green juice! It’s a deep cleansing clay mask that contains spinach and spirulina which both draw out impurities from the pores.

3. Nip+Fab – Kale Fix Clay Mask

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This nourishing clay mask contains kale which is rich in vitamins and fatty acids that leave the skin touchably soft. It is also enriched with witch hazel which is great at controlling oil production and eliminating acne-causing bacteria.

4. Epicuren – Himalayan Superfruit Enzyme Polish

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This polish dissolves and sloughs away dead skin cells with the power of açaí. It’s also made with pomegranate, goji, bilberry, noni, blueberry, and cranberry purees, and possesses age-defying properties.

5. Yes to – Blueberries Smoothing Daily Cleanser

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This creamy cleanser contains blueberries which are full of antioxidants that fights free radicals. It also has natural alpha hydroxy acids that refresh and brighten the skin.

6. MD Complete – Anti-Aging Eye Wrinkle Corrector

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This is a hydrating eye cream that contains a potent mix of peptides, pomegranate, red raspberry, and cranberry seed extracts. The amino acids present in this formula nourish and brighten the skin, all the while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

7. Kensington Apothecary – Skin Serum #2 City Girl

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This serum is formulated with kombucha and silk seed that help reduce puffiness and dark circles, and restore your skin’s natural luster. It’s the perfect antidote for late nights and lots of drinks.

8. Youth to the People – Age Prevention Moisture Cream

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Here comes Kale, Green Tea, and Spinach–a trio more powerful than Destiny’s Child in the late ’90s. This jar of antioxidant-rich facial cream hydrates, brightens and guards against free radicals.

9. Burt’s Bees – Rejuvenating Lip Balm with Açaí Berry

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This lip balm is packed with antioxidants to fight free radicals and damage caused by external factors. It also has omega oils which leave the lips moisturized and healthy.

There’s a reason they’re called superfoods, beauty enthusiasts, and that’s because they are nutrient powerhouses that, when ingested or topically applied, work their magic to keep your skin protected, hydrated, and nourished. After prolonged use, your skin will look and feel better. You can thank us later. ;)


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