Have you looked at the ingredients of your skin care products lately? With the hype of ‘natural’ and ‘organic’ we are seeing more and more food groups within skincare products, making them good enough to eat!

We’ve outlined some of the most common foods (or drinks) you may find in your skincare products:

 

Green Tea:

Green tea provides a number of health benefits when consumed either internally or externally. Research has indicated that topical skin formulations of green tea can reduce sun damage by reducing inflammation rather than blocking UV rays.  We always suggest you use sunscreen, as well as wearing a hat and staying out of the sun during the hottest part of the day.

Current research is also underway to determine if green tea can slow down ageing when applied externally. Preliminary research is looking good!

SkinB5’s Acne Control Cleansing Mousse contains Green Tea, Vitamin B5 and Aloe Vera.

 

Pomegranate:

This brightly coloured fruit is popping up in skincare products everywhere! High in antioxidants, pomegranate is known specifically for sun protection and with anti ageing products.

Pomegranate also firms the skin by promoting collagen and elastin production.

 

Carrots:

Carrots are high in Vitamin A and beta-carotene, which are essential for good skin. Vitamin A helps to maintain healthy skin and your teeth. It also promotes good vision – maybe that’s why bunnies can see in the dark!

The darker orange a carrot is the more nutrients it has stored.

 

Coconut:

One of the SkinB5 Team’s favorites! Coconut is basically magic! It’s used in its solid form, within moisturisers, hair products, lip-glosses and more! You have probably all see the 101 uses of coconut oil articles? Have you ever understood just what makes this fruit so good for your skin?

Coconut oil is perfect for softening the skin. It’s full of Vitamin E, which helps to prevent ageing and promotes new skin growth.

 

This is just a short glimpse into some of the food groups you may commonly find in your skincare products, but don’t forget all of these foods are high in nutrients and can also work from the inside out so tuck in!