Produce-Inspired Skin Care: How to Add Green To Your Routine
Chances are, the phrase “eat your greens,” was on repeat in your house growing up. And, while munching on fresh produce is part of a healthy, well-balanced diet, at Skincare.com we like to take things a step further, taking our favorite greens and using them in our beauty routines. These ingredients can provide the skin with beneficial nutrients when applied topically. Avocado, cilantro, aloe, hemp, and green tea, are five of many edible greens that are beneficial both on the plate and in our products! Want to add these greens to your routine? We’re sharing five must-try skin care products formulated with these produce-inspired ingredients, below.
From avocado toast to avocado face masks, we can’t get enough of this omega-3-rich superfood. And Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado solidifies our obsession. Formulated with avocado oil, beta carotene, and shea butter, this creamy green under-eye treatment can help to strengthen the skin’s natural moisture barrier, protect the delicate skin around the eyes, and may also provide hydration to combat the appearance of dry skin and dark circles.
Whether it’s sprinkled on top of tacos, or blended into a post-workout smoothie, cilantro can be a great way to get your daily dose of antioxidants. And now, with Kiehl’s Cilantro & Orange Extract Pollutant Defending Masque, your skin can reap its benefits too. This nighttime purifying face mask can rejuvenate the complexion while working to reduce the visible effects of pollution—plus it smells amazing. Infused with antioxidants, the Pollutant Defending Mask can help to reduce the appearance of visible premature skin aging while promoting a complexion that appears soft, smooth, and radiant.
Aloe vera—the gel-like substance found on the inside of an aloe vera succulent plant—is known for its skin soothing properties. Whether you’ve spent all day in the sun, or experience dry or sensitive skin, the Deluxe Hand & Body Lotion with Aloe Vera & Oatmeal from Kiehl’s can help to provide your skin with nourishment, leaving it feeling soft and smooth. It’s no wonder that the Deluxe Hand & Body Lotions have remained a customer favorite since it first launched in the late 1960s.
Hemp seed oil contains fatty acids like, omega 6 and omega 3, which can help to provide nourishment and hydration to the skin. Formulated with hemp seed oil from a co-operative of small scale family farms in France, The Body Shop’s Hemp Hand Protector can restore moisture, soften, and hydrate your hands.
Rich in natural antioxidants, green tea is a definitely skin care superfood. Whether you’re sipping it from a teacup or applying it topically with products like The Body Shop’s Fuji Green Tea Exfoliating Soap, there are countless ways to reap the benefits of this ancient beauty secret. Infused with real antioxidant green tea leaves and the brand’s Community Trade Shea Butter, the Fuji Green Tea Exfoliating Soap can lift away dead skin cells from the surface of the skin, while providing moisture for skin that feels soft to the touch.