Thursday, July 1, 2010

Super Foods for Skin and Hair

Super Foods are foods with high Phytonutrient content and is thought to confer remarkable health benefits, commonly referring to a class of foods known for their very high antioxidant content. Among them are Acai berry, cranberry, blueberry, wild salmon and spinach. Incorporate them into your daily diet for gorgeous skin and hair that shine from within.

If a Super Food is processed well as to not chemically alter its nutritional value in any way and if the active component used in a cosmetic formula is synergistic to the skin's own chemistry, the Super Food can provide a number of benefits to the skin including advanced anti-oxidant care and deep re-hydration. As these raw ingredients are naturally found in nature, careful and sustainable harvesting practices are key to ensuring the integrity of the ingredient is maintained.

When used in skin care formulations, ingredients such as Acai Berry, Olive Oil/Extract, Fresh Seaweed, and extracts of nuts and seeds including cold pressed nut oils can all help to promote long term healthy skin from the inside out. Kiehl's has a Acai Berry skincare range while famous Japanese brand DHC is well-known for its olive oil-based skincare and makeup.