The Superfood Skincare Trend Is Real And We’re Into It

From green juice to supplements, ‘wellness’ is taking over the beauty-sphere – and it turns out that kale, avocado, and quinoa aren’t just good for your diet, they’re great for your skin, too. 

Superfoods are typically fruits or vegetables that are packed with a dense concentration of beneficial ingredients which supply skin with vitamins, fatty acids, and antioxidants to enrich, repair, and protect. 

Scroll to discover our top-rated superfoods for skin. 

Turmeric

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Benefits: An anti-inflammatory, turmeric takes down redness and puffiness, and helps to prevent breakouts from scarring. 

Try: Oh K! Turmeric Sheet Mask

Amazonian Berry

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Benefits: A powerful antioxidant containing more Vitamin C than any other plant extract, helps to prevent pigmentation caused by sun damage or acne. 

Try: Dr Botanicals Amazonian Berry Renewing Eye Serum

Kale

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Benefits: Loaded with vitamins C and E, kale nourishes and protects skin to combat signs of aging and provide instant hydration. 

Try: Dr Botanicals Kale Superfood Nourishing Day Moisturiser

Artichoke

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Benefits: Higher in antioxidants that most vegatables, artichoke extract strengthens and reinforces cells to prevent loose, sagging skin, and tighten obvious pores. 

Try: Holika Holika Superfood Capsule Anti-Wrinkle Artichoke

Avocado

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Benefits: Rich in essential fatty acids which boost collagen production to reduce and prevent the formation of wrinkles. 

Try: Antipodes Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream

Blueberries

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Benefits: A potent ‘super-fruit’, blueberries are loaded with antioxidants which help to repair damaged skin and encourage new cell growth. 

Try: Yes To Blueberries Skin Recharging Super Eye Mask

Matcha

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Benefits: As well as having ten times more antioxidants than regular green tea extract, matcha contains chlorophyll, which provides a gentle detoxification – it’s great for the scalp. 

Try: Be Gentle Be Kind Matcha + Apple Superfood Shampoo

Pumpkin

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Benefits: Packed with fruit enzymes and AHAs, pumpkin increases cell turnover, leading to clearer, brighter, smoother skin. 

Try: Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask

Quinoa

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Benefits: Protects skin and reduces the early signs of aging by preventing collagen breakdown, pigmentation, and inflammation. 

Try: Revolution Skincare Gentle Quinoa Night Peel

Pomegranate

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Benefits: Contains ellagic acid, which works to strengthen skin’s moisture barrier, improve hydration levels, and prevent skin from drying out. 

Try: Dr Botanicals Pomegranate Regenerating Sleeping Mask

Green Tea

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Benefits: Contains EGCG, a powerful antioxidant which fights the damage caused by UV rays by promoting DNA repair 

Try: Starskin Silkmud Green Tea Clay Ant Aging Mud Mask