For decades, researchers have been learning more and more about the antioxidants in the foods we eat, and all the great things they can do for our bodies. And as it turns out, the most recent rounds of research have noticed that they’re not only great as foods, but as ingredients in skincare products, as well. The same properties that make these ingredients work in their bodies have benefits for the skin, as well. With that in mind, here are some of the top food-based ingredients to look for in your skincare products, as recommended by the skincare and beauty researchers at Callyssee Cosmetics.
Unlike some of these other ingredients, you may not want to eat a lot of sugar. But when it comes to your skin, it’s a great exfoliating agent. Plus, the coarser grains of white sugar are perfect for the body, while finer brown sugar makes a great exfoliant for the face.
#2 Sea Salt
Sea salt is definitely more of a body scrub than a face scrub due to its coarse texture, but it can work wonders for problem areas of the body like cellulite and other imperfections. It’s finding its way into more and more body scrub products these days.
#3 Avocado Oil
Few natural ingredients are as nourishing and moisturizing as avocado oil. Positive brimming with healthy monounsaturated fats, this oil can leave dry skin looking youthful and fresh.
#4 Coconut Oil
Like avocado oil, coconut oil is also extremely moisturizing. Plus, the oil is a natural antibacterial and antifungal, so it does a great job cleaning and detoxifying the skin, as well.
#5 Apricot Seed Powder
When it comes to acne and other skin blemishes, apricot seed powder is a powerful agent for fighting these imperfections naturally. It can be a great secondary ingredient for fighting flaws in your body scrub.
Loaded with antioxidants and caffeine, coffee is a super-charged skincare ingredient. Callyssee Cosmetics have based their entire skincare line of products around the power of the Coffea Arabica (Organic Green Coffee) Seed Extract, which boasts more antioxidant power than other forms of coffee.