You probably know kale as a nutrient rich vegetable for salads and green juices, but it is also becoming a popular ingredient in beauty products. Kale is rich with antioxidants, including vitamins A, C and E, which helps it to make its move from superfood to beauty ingredient.
Alba Botanica has incorporated kale in to their Good & Healthy skincare collection. The line uses kale, spinach and Swiss chard to bring vitamins and phytonutrients to skin. The line consists of five different moisturizing products to fit different skin needs, all of them available at low prices. Choose among: Spots Be Gone Corrector Daily Moisturizer, Tinted Perfector Moisturizer, Anti-oil Weightless Moisture Lotion, Oil-free Radiance Cream and Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Moisturizer.
Eminence Organic Skin Care uses kale extract in a face masque and serum. Their new Citrus & Kale Potent C + E Collection brings powerful antioxidants to provide firmer and brighter skin. The collection, which has a masque and serum available, incorporates kale, spinach and broccoli sprouts to nourish skin.
Kale has even popped up in nail polish. Nailkale from Nails Inc. is infused with kale extract its formula because of kale's high levels of vitamins A, C and K which are believed to stimulate keratin production. The Superfood Base Coat, Illuminator and a variety of nail colors are available from Sephora.
Nourish Revital-Eyes anti-aging eye cream contains biometric peptides, kale extract, along with macqui berry and pomegranate enzymes to visibly reduce lines and dark circles.
As kale joins the ranks of other botanical skincare ingredients, like ginseng and green tea, now green leafy vegetables are not only something you need to make sure eat plenty of, but maybe something you’ll want to incorporate in your beauty regimen.