Boost your skin with Korean Superfood ingredients!

Boost your skin with these superfoods today!

They say you are what you eat, but sometimes it doesn't hurt to incorporate your super diet directly onto your face as well! In this, post we'll be sharing all about superfoods: what they are, which ones we love and our fave superfood skincare picks.

First of all, what is a superfood? Superfoods are foods that have a very high nutritional density, meaning that they contain a high volume of minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants. Antioxidants are natural molecules that occur in certain foods, and these naturally occurring molecules help neutralize free radicals in our bodies.

Free radicals are unstable atoms that are naturally created by our body as a result of energy production, but free radicals can damage cells, causing illness and aging. By having a healthy diet and consuming superfoods, we help to neutralize these free radicals and maintain a healthy body with an ageless complexion.

We all know that eating nutrient-rich food is great for our health and body, but did you know that topically applying products with superfood ingredients can make a dramatic change to your skin? We recommend tossing up a skincare salad today and checking out our top superfoods + superfood skincare below:


Avocados
Why we love it - Not only are avocados high in healthy fats, but they’re also an excellent source of vitamins E and C, both of which play a key role in the health and vitality of your skin. Research has shown that it also helps protect our skin from sun damage and inflammation, improving skin elasticity and overall health.


Avocados are an excellent source of vitamins E and C

A'BLOOM
Avo-Cuddle-Me Nourishing Avocado Mask


Infused with avocado extracts and hibiscus for soft supple skin that glows, this sheet mask is a personal fave of ours. From its ample essence to its skin-protecting powers, this wrinkle-fighting antioxidant-rich mask is a must-have for all skincare lovers!


Blueberries
Why we love it - Known to naturally boost collagen and improve the skin's circulation, blueberries are high in anthocyanin and vitamin C. Also containing vitamin K, blueberries are great for healing wounds, making it a great ingredient for those with sensitive skin.

Blueberries are high in anthocyanin and vitamin C

NEOGEN
Real Fresh Foam Blueberry



Made with 100% blueberry extracts, this gentle cleansing foam even has real fruit pieces inside! Helping to purify the skin & deep cleanse the pores, this cleanser from Neogen is great at whisking away dirt while ensuring the complexion still stays moisturized and supple.


Watermelon
Why we love it - Ultra-hydrating and super cooling, watermelon is more than just a refreshing summer fruit. Made up of 92% water, its unique combination of water and fibre makes it a very hydrating fruit. Rich in vitamin C, Cartenoids (which your body converts to vitamin A), watermelons is also rich in Cucurbitacin E, a plant compound with anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.


Watermelons are rich in vitamin C, Cartenoids & Cucurbitacin E

A'BLOOM
Water-Me-Long Moisturizing Watermelon Mask


A juicy bomb that packs a punch, this sheet mask incorporates watermelon extract to give the skin a nourishing drink, as well as lavender to calm the senses. Providing lightning moisture charge, the ampoule essence in this mask sinks in quickly into the skin, helping to build a strong moisture barrier for that covetable chok-chok skin.


Tomato
Why we love it - Rich in potassium, vitamin A, vitamin B and magnesium, tomatoes are known to protect against skin cancer. With a high amount of Lycopene, tomatoes have a high photo-protective effect, helping to reduce the risk of sunburns. It also helps to soothe skin inflammation!


Tomatoes are rich in potassium, vitamin A, vitamin B and magnesium

SKINFOOD
Tomato Tone Up Sun Cream SPF50+ PA+++


Formulated with SPF50+ PA+++, this tone up sun cream provides a natural brightening effect, giving the skin a nice and even tone. With a natural tone-up effect, this suncream is perfect for those who want to add a touch of glow to their face without applying any makeup (which most of us aren't doing anyway during lockdown). We recommend using this sunblock daily to maximize your sun & UV protection!


Beets
Why we love it - Rich in minerals and vitamins, beets are great for acne as they have anti-inflammatory properties. Containing vitamin C, not only does it help in treating hyperpigmentation, it also helps decrease melanin formation, helping you achieve an even skin tone. If you're not a fan of adding beets to your salads or smoothies, try adding it to your skincare instead!


Beets help in treating hyperpigmentation & helps decrease melanin formation

INNISFREE
Jeju Root Energy mask Beet


Infused with a 5-hyaluronic acid complex, this sheet mask helps to nourish your skin from within. Both vitalizing and clearing, we recommend this sheet mask to those who are more prone to acne!


Ginger
Why we love it - Ginger has long had a place in your medicine cabinet and spice rack, and now it's getting recognized for its place in skincare. Known for its regeneration powers, ginger is rich in vitamin B3 & C, making it great at healing damaged skin barriers.


 Ginger is rich in vitamin B3 & C

ARITAUM
Ginger Sugar Overnight Lip Mask



Made for those who constantly forget to apply lip balms during the day, this lip mask is formulated with shea butter, beeswax, murumuru butter and trehalose to moisturize, repair and smoothen dull chapped lips. Just pop some on before you catch some Z's and you'll wake up a smooch-ready pout!


Green Tea
Why we love it - A hero ingredient in K-beauty, green tea is rich in an antioxidant called EGCG that protects and repairs your cells, combatting signs of ageing and making the skin look healthier. Not much needs to be said about this superfood, and lots of Korean beauty lovers have even grown to use real green tea to wash their faces to soothe redness and inflammation.


A lot of Korean beauty lovers use real green tea to soothe redness and inflammation.

BEAUTY OF JOSEON
Calming Serum : Green tea + Panthenol



A hit ever since it's introduction, this serum features both 76% green tea and Panthenol for soothed skin. Helping to brighten the complexion, this serum absorbs gently into the skin, strenghtening the skin barrier as it seeps in.


Mungbean
Why we love it - Originally from India, mung beans are enriched with vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 and B9, as well as minerals like iron, potassium, magnesium and zinc. Acting as a natural exfoliant, mung beans are great for removing impurities stuck in clogged pores and for helping to keep the skin clear of any acne or blemishes.


Enriched with vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, mung beans are a natural exfoliant

THE FACE SHOP
Herb Day 365 Master Blending Foaming Cleanser Mungbean Mugwort



This daily foaming cleanser is formulated with both mung bean and mugwort extracts that are rich in proteins and essential minerals to keep the skin smooth and purified.


Honey
Why we love it - One of nature's most revered remedies, honey is known to have anti-acne and skin-healing properties. Helping treat skin conditions such as acne, eczema and psoriasis, it helps to activate the skin's immune system and help soothe inflammations caused by acne.


Honey is one of nature's most revered remedies

BY WISHTREND
Polyphenols in Propolis 15% Ampoule


With Propolis extract obtained from the Auvergene volcanic region in France, this ampoule contains Catechin, and Quercetin, two effective ingredients for the nourishment of the skin. It also contains Houtuynia Cordata Extract and Zinc PCA that has antibacterial properties and help soothe the skin.


Soy
Why we love it - Amazing at firming the skin, soy contains properties that reduce the signs of ageing. Rich in vitamin E, soy is great at evening skin tones and providing the skin with moisture without leaving any greasiness. Rich in Lecithin, soy is great at repairing the surface of the skin thanks to its high fatty acid content.


Rich in vitamin E, soy is great at reducing the signs of ageing

INNISFREE
Soybean Energy Essence


Made of 91% naturally fermented Jeju soybean extract, this essence purifies, smoothens and brightens the skin, leaving you with a supple, radiant complexion. The soybean extract works as a skin activator to protect it from harmful external factors while simultaneously calming and moisturizing the skin. Give this essence a try, especially when your skin feels rough or dry to the touch.


Oat
Why we love it - Oatmeal can soak up the excess oil on your skin and help treat acne. With antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that  help to treat dry skin and remove dead skin cells, Oats also contain compounds called saponins, which are natural cleansers, removing dirt and oil that clog the pores and gently exfoliating the skin.


Oats also contain compounds called saponins which are natural cleansers

CALMIA
Oatmeal Therapy Cleansing Oil


If you wear makeup, remember to double cleanse and remove it thoroughly at the end of the day! This cleansing oil helps to remove makeup and contains oatmeal extracts to deep cleanse the skin while ensure it stays nice and moisturized. The result is clean, soft skin that's bouncy to the touch.


Yogurt
Why we love it - Fading blemishes and pigmentation, yogurt contains a high amount of zinc and lactic acid, making it perfect for dealing with acne as well. The lactic acid in yogurt acts as a natural exfoliator, removing the topmost layer of dead skin cells, speeding up your's skin's turnover rate and revealing brighter, younger skin.


 The lactic acid in yogurt acts as a natural exfoliator

ONSAEMEEIN
Yogurt Peeling


Whisking away dead cells helps to renew skin cell turnover,  this gentle enzyme-based exfoliator helps to even out the skin's natural texture and minimize enlarged pores. Helping to gently peel away flaky skin without the irritations abrasive scrubs can sometimes have, this product also helps to keep the skin hydrated, so you'll be left with smooth, supple skin, perfect for any time of the day.


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