Leafy skincare secrets.
We know that diet affects how we look. So much so, that studies have shown that diets high in antioxidants, and low in sugar and fat are associated with fewer wrinkles, less sun damage and even reduced acne. But what about bypassing the whole eating part and rubbing kale on your face?
That’s just what companies like Bobbi Brown are hoping you’ll do with their new leafy green-infused serums, moisturisers, masks and cleansers. The claim is that antioxidants found in spinach, kale and Brussels sprouts will help to make skin taut, glowy and generally youthful. The bottom line from dermatologists: “Vitamin C and E have been used in skincare forever. Whether the nutrients come from kale or something else, they have the same effect,” says Dr Elizabeth Hale, a clinical associate professor of dermatology.
What could potentially set these products apart is that they incorporate the whole food instead of just using individual antioxidants synthesised in a lab.
“It’s like eating a whole vegetable. You may be getting more nutrients than we even know about,” advises dermatologist Dr Mona Gohara.