Every good makeup artist will tell you the same thing: flawless wedding makeup starts with skincare!
If your skin needs a little lovin’ before the big day, there are some grocery staples that offer just as many perks in skincare as they do in smoothies! These superfoods are packed with nutrients that nourish your body and skin so you’re glowing inside and out.
Whether you’ve got intimate or extravagant plans for how you’ll tie the knot, our guest author Raww Cosmetics will have you looking and feeling your best with this deep dive into four sensational superfoods and their secret skincare benefits.
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What is superfood skincare?
Superfoods are natural ingredients loaded with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Much like how acai berry and poke bowls are popular thanks to their health benefits, skincare infused with these nutrient-dense foods can address concerns like acne, dryness, redness, pigmentation and fine lines.
For example, superfood skincare products can help reduce the signs of ageing with Vitamin C, lock in moisture with Vitamin E, and protect your skin against environmental stressors with antioxidants. And we’re just getting started!
As one of the most powerful superfoods, the flavonoids found in berries can help protect against inflammation, lower blood pressure and lessen the risk of diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and cancer.
When used in skincare, these antioxidant plant compounds can also help keep our skin cells healthy and protect against environmental aggressors like pollutants.
In Australia, we have our own outback berries like pepperberry, riberry and muntries, which we’ve blended together into what we call the Wildberry Harvest. They might not taste as sweet as their supermarket compatriots, but these traditional medicinal fruits still pack a potent punch in skincare!
Clinically proven to triple skin hydration, you can find Wildberry Harvest in products like our Purify-ME Gentle Cleanser and Polish-ME Face Exfoliator. Ideal for sensitive skin, this perfect pair gently removes impurities without irritation to help you avoid any big day breakouts.
Vitamin C packed citrus fruits
Citrus fruits are one of the most well-known superfoods due to their high Vitamin C content. They also contain potassium, calcium, phosphorus, and various B Vitamins, giving you loads of immunity benefits.
What you might not be aware of is that the Kakadu plum is considered the richest source of Vitamin C in the world. This native Australian fruit contains up to 100 times more than the humble orange!
In skincare, Vitamin C boosts collagen production which improves elasticity. It also works to reduce the appearance of dark spots and blemishes for a more even complexion. This will help your wedding makeup glide onto the skin and lessens the need for colour corrector or concealer.
We’ve harnessed the power of Vitamin C by formulating our Smooth-ME Fine Line Serum with Kakadu plum. Ideal for plumping and firming, the reviews confirm this radiance-restoring serum is glowing skin in a bottle!
Hydrating coconut water
Want something with a bit more flavour than water but without the added sugar? Coconut water is super hydrating, naturally sweet and high in potassium, making it an effective (and delicious) way to replenish fluids and electrolytes.
When applied topically, coconut water gives your skin the drink it needs! Its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties also make it a must-have for those struggling with sensitivity.
Our Super Hydrate-ME Day Cream is infused with coconut water. Its lightweight and non-greasy formula makes it perfect for use underneath your wedding makeup. Plus, it will help to reduce redness and prevent breakouts when part of your regular skincare routine. It’s time to say “I do” to this moisture-boosting cream!
Nourishing avocado oil
Who doesn’t love a bit of smashed avocado on toast? A pinch of salt and pepper, maybe a splash of olive oil, and you’ve got yourself a superfood snack.
Avocados have long been heralded for their healthy fats and high fibre content. They even contain more potassium than bananas!
However, it’s in skincare products where avocado truly shines. The essential fatty acids and vitamin E you’ll find in avocado oil help to maintain a healthy skin barrier by locking in moisture for lasting hydration. They also work to shield your skin from damaging free radicals like UV rays and calm inflammation.
Before you start mashing a homemade mask, there’s an easier way to absorb all of this goodness. Avocado oil features in our Recover-ME Face Oil to moisturise and smooth the skin. Say goodbye to dry and hello to glow!
Thanks to Raww Cosmetics for sharing their secrets to glowing wedding day skin! Their range of cruelty-free skincare made with superfoods and natural ingredients will help you shed the chemicals from your beauty routine and treat your skin the way it deserves.
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