February 12th, 2015
~ This SUPERFOOD is now hot in beauty.
My favorite green juice contains the new IT ingredient in beauty: KALE. It has been making its way into our beauty products over the past few months, and I don’t believe it will let up. Why wouldn’t this make sense, since this leafy green is just as beneficial to your beauty routine as it is to your diet.
Eminence Citrus and Kale Potent C+E Serum is rich in vitamins A, C, E and K, and this kale-based skin-care product helps promote collagen production, reduce inflammation and strengthen skin. Also, lutein is a carotenoid found in leafy greens such as kale, spinach, and broccoli sprouts, and helps increase free radical protection.
Personally, I’ve been using this serum and loving the clarity it is giving my skin. I use it three times a week- would love to use it more, but preserving it due to its high product cost. It has a very mild scent that is not offensive, feels light and watery on the skin, and absorbs quickly. Sometimes I double up on a serum, use this first, and then follow up with a heavier serum before applying my moisturizer.
It doesn’t end above the neck, studies have shown that kale extract can promote nail growth and strength, due to its high concentration of antioxidants which stimulate the production of keratin. Nails Inc NailKale, $14, is the first-ever range of polishes infused with Kale. And, I’m in love with the brush! It’s wide, flat and ergonomically designed allowing it to work with the shape of your nail.
Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin.