What are Superfruits?
Superfruits – a nutrient-rich fruit considered to be especially beneficial for health and well-being.
Exceptionally rich in minerals, vitamins, fibre and antioxidants, Superfruits include blueberries, blackberries, acerola, the Goji Berry and more. Eating these Superfruits to improve cardiovascular health, reduce disease risks by boosting immunity and eliminating free radicals are just scratching the surface of how beneficial they are for our health. Harnessing the healing properties of these Superfruits to boost our skin’s immunity is the next step to smooth, radiant skin.
Goji Berries have long been known for their healing and medicinal purposes and dates back 2,000 years - many Asian cultures have used the fruit in medicine. Imbued with beta-carotene and zeaxanthin – two powerful antioxidants, Goji Berries are superior warriors against free radicals and external pollution. In addition, it contains 18 Amino Acids – 8 of which are essential for bodily functions, a multitude of vitamins, minerals, fatty acids and antioxidants – making it the new age Superfruit.
One study in mice found drinking 5% goji juice gave them enough antioxidants to protect against UV light damage and skin disorders. Yet another study compared the results of participants who consumed goji berry juice daily for 2 weeks to those who didn’t. Participants who consumed the juice reported an increase in (1) energy, (2) quality of sleep, (3) ability to focus, (4) calmness and overall well being, and (5) athletic performance.
Using SuperFruits in Skin Care Products
So… How does my moisturiser benefit from having Superfruits in it?
Antioxidants boost our immune system and fight harmful radicals and inflammation. Exposure to the sun, environmental pollution, stress, sweat and other biological factors cause constant stress to our skin – leading to the formation of free radicals and cause premature ageing. These Superfruits are therefore vital in protecting our skin health from the inside out so that our skin remains hydrated, radiant and smooth.
The seemingly endless sources of vitamins contained also help to boost our skin’s immunity and protect it from external stress. The Goji Berry is one prime example: containing vitamins B1, B2, B6, C and E, it is able to energize the skin. With the rich minerals, vitamins and antioxidants, these Superfruits improve the skin in numerous ways:
1. Intensely moisturize the skin by forming a protecting film on the skin
While moisturizing the skin might not seem ideal in hot-climate Singapore, it is extremely important to keep your skin cells hydrated. Just as we need to drink 8 cups of water a day, hydrating your skin (with the right product, of course!) is essential to reducing excessive production of sebum and thus reduce oily skin. The protective film on your skin also combats the external stress we experience on a daily basis so that premature ageing is reduced.
2. Fight against UV rays and sun damage
While we all need that vitamin D from the sun, excessive exposure to UV rays can cause free radicals to form and lead to dull, tired skin and premature ageing. Beta-carotene - an essential plant phytochemical, is often used in skin care products to improve skin health, reduce skin irritation, manage the effects of the sun and reduce the impact of aging. These properties restore biological balance to the skin.
Introducing the Glow of Bliss Treatment!
As the name suggests, the Glow of Bliss Treatment aims to revive your skin’s radiance so that your skin looks blissful again. An Energizing Mask formulated with active ingredients aim to give your skin a shot of energy and energize the skin. Using Goji Berry Extract, your skin cells are awakened and stimulated by the Goji Berries’ healing properties.
Other active natural ingredients include Lotus and Cassia Angustifolio. An Anti-Stress Lotus Complex relaxes and regenerates your skin cells so that they look less tired and dull while giving your skin an anti-stress effect. It also restores the biological balance of the skin and renews the skin’s energy. A Cassia Angustifolio Extract is used to increase the skin’s radiance and protects the skin from external stress. Coupled together, these natural active ingredients smooth out the skin’s surface and pores to give your skin a radiant and fine complexion.
The mask uses a combination of mint, lemon and pink pepper, as well as floral notes of jasmine and peony to increase relaxation and rest during the treatment. After every treatment, you feel revived and rejuvenated.
340 Lumin’Eclat Serum
A highly active serum with a combination of plant-based ingredients for more radiance.
Canola Plant & 4-Blossom Extract
Canola is rich in lipids and sterols and gives a fresh appearance to dull complexion and minimises the first fines wrinkles and lines. A radiant and clear complexion is achieved through the smoothening effects and pore-reduction actions of the product. The 4-blossom composition of cowslip, silk tree, violet and eyebright, which are high in flavours and polyphenols offer relaxation and reduce tired-looking skin.
An antioxidant, Vitamin E neutralises free radicals and protects against UV-induced stress on the skin. Your skin is allowed to breath again.
360 Lumin’Eclat Silky Cream
Protective Radiance Day and Night Care With an Innovative Cocktail of Active Ingredients
Lipsomal Cress & Soya Complex
Work stress and long hours can lead to premature fine lines and tired skin. Lipsomal Cress and Soya work hand-in-hand to revive the skin by refining the skin texture and even out the complexion.
Complex of Algae, Aloe Vera, Prickly Pear Extract & Hyaluronic Acid
Plumps up the skin to minimise appearance of fine lines and wrinkles - and reduces a sunken appearance and increase vibrancy and youth of the skin. The Algae detoxifies the skin and protects it from external pollution and dirt.
Grapeseed Extract & Vitamin E
Regenerates the skin from stress factors encountered during the day.
So… It’s true.
Superfruits really do play a big part in ensuring our skin health by protecting it - we should do more than just eating it ;) Packed full of vitamins, it is no wonder Superfruits are as powerful as they are. Come back next Sunday to find out how different vitamins affect your skin!