You cleanse, tone, moisturise, exfoliate a few times a week and treat yourself to a face mask every other day. You avoid sugar, eat your greens, drink all the water and aim for the recommended eight hours of sleep each night in the quest for glowing skin. But despite your solid efforts, you still have some niggling skin concerns that just refuse to surrender. We’ve all been there, and it’s frustrating—so what’s a girl to do?
The super hydrating serums are made from the brand’s signature good-for-you ingredients and are designed to, in their own way, a) enhance the appearance of your skin and b) target any skin problems you may be experiencing, be it hormonal breakouts, acne scarring, early signs of ageing or pigmentation.
The Beauty Boosters offer a number of different nutritional properties that translate to healthy skin and can be simply applied after cleansing and toning.
Keep reading to find out which Beauty Booster is best suited to you and how your skin can benefit from it, as explained by naturopath and founder of Edible Beauty, Anna Mitsios.
Acne, dull skin and hyper-pigmentation
“Turmeric is rich in curcumin, a potent antioxidant which has been used as an ancient beauty ritual for lightening and brightening the skin,” explains Anna Mitsios, Naturopath and founder of Edible Beauty. “Curcumin also inhibits acne-causing bacteria on the skin and has been shown to be 36 times stronger than azelaic acid, an irritating chemical used in acne treatments.”
“It also has an ability to resolve hyperpigmentation by restricting a hormone known as the ACTH hormone which is involved in melanin production – this hormone is what ultimately creates skin hyperpigmentation.”
Fine lines and lack of skin firmness.
As Anna explains, seaweed collagen has been shown to reduce wrinkles and improve overall skin appearance. “It increases the expression of the longevity-boosting and anti-ageing protein (SIRT1). Seaweed Collagen also prevents the breakdown of hyaluronic acid in skin cells and in doing so preserves the skin matrix, which is a dominant means of defence against visible ageing and the weakening of dermal thickness.”
Similarly, seaweed leaf is rich in vitamins and amino acids which reinforce the skin cell membranes, protecting against free radical attacks which accelerate ageing. “The extract can also ‘re-organise’ the cell membrane structure to reverse cell damage and restore the skin to its natural state, combating sagging and loose skin.”
Hypersensitive, red and inflamed skin and a damaged skin barrier.
“Lactobacillus Bulgaricus Ferment Filtrate, restores the skin PH and acid mantle reducing skin sensitivity and strengthening the skin barrier. This probiotic strain also attacks bacteria which sit on the skin’s surface causing blemishes.”
“Birch Leaf,is a powerhouse ingredient for calming and treating sensitive and irritated skin. It is prized for its ability to reduce inflammation, purify and hydrate skin. It contains 17 amino acids, minerals, enzymes, proteins, antioxidants and vitamins, all of which are beneficial for your skin.”
Uneven skin tone and to protect skin from ageing associated with UV exposure and environmental damage
“Broccoli Extract is a natural alternative to retinol, encouraging youthful and even skin texture and tone. Sulforaphane found in broccoli extract, helps to shield the skin from environmental pollution in addition to strengthening the skin barrier.”
“St Mary’s Thistle,or Milk Thistle is rich in silymarin, an antioxidant that can help to slow the ageing process by fighting free radicals that attack skin cells, resulting in fine lines, wrinkles and dark spots.” Anna explains that it’s also made up almost exclusively of fatty acids, which offer lightweight yet effective hydration so that your skin appears plumper and more luminous.
“Kale Extract provides an abundance of skin-loving vitamins including pro-vitamin A, vitamin B, C, and K, as well as antioxidants and phytonutrients. This leafy green not only detoxifies and protects the skin, it tightens pores, promotes collagen production, increases cell turnover and prevents free radical damage. Vitamin K found in Kale has a wonderful ability to tighten the skin, thereby reducing fine lines and wrinkles.”
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