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Feed Your Face With Kale

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The superfood kale is now making its way into skin care with the organic brand Éminence set to release a citrus and kale serum next month.

Kale is high in vitamin K. Just one cup of chopped kale contains 206 percent of your recommended daily intake of vitamin A, 134 percent of vitamin C, and a whopping 684 percent of vitamin K – but would you put it on your face? With added ingredients like spinach, broccoli, avocado, lemon, and grapefruit, the $110 serum claims to brighten and lighten sun-damaged skin, prevent inflammation, and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Spinach is loaded with beta-carotene and lutein, two nutrients that have been shown to improve skin elasticity, according to a study in the Journal of Agricultural Food Chemistry.

Meanwhile avocado – applied topically – has long been touted to moisturize the skin, treat sunburn and reduce wrinkles, and grapefruit, loaded with vitamin C, helps fade spots by reducing excess production of skin pigment. And kale’s vitamin K, which in the body plays a major role in helping blood to clot properly, is often used topically to treat rosacea, remove spider veins and stretch marks, and speed up skin healing after surgery – reducing bruising, swelling and scars.

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Dr. Pauline Hili, who is behind the skin care brand Nourish and who recently launched a kale anti-aging eye cream, told The Telegraph that ‘kale is a super-food with one of the highest levels of beneficial vitamins, particularly vitamin K.

“We know that topical addition of vitamins can be up to 100 times more effective for the skin,” she explained. “It just makes sense to use this ingredient as a powerhouse to re-invigorate the skin. Its delicate effectiveness makes it particularly suitable for around the eye.”

Nourish’s Revital-Eyes Kale Biomimetic Anti-Aging Eye Cream promises to protect skin elasticity, reduce the appearance of wrinkles and redness, while promoting healing and a reduction in puffiness. But while the benefits of eating kale, which is also loaded with antioxidants that can quench free radicals, have been proven time and time again, the dark green leaf still needs further study when it comes to its effectiveness in skin care according to dermatologist Dr. Whitney Bowe.

“Kale has the potential to be a great anti-aging ingredient and could potentially even help boost the protective effects of sunscreen,” Dr. Bowe told MailOnline. “But it still needs further study to ensure that those effective ingredients can penetrate the surface layers of the skin, and are stabilized in such a way as to still be effective by the time they reach the skin.”

That someone is Éminence and that product is a natural, organic, citrus + kale serum, or as the internet has dubbed it, the “salad serum.” This liquid claims to brighten your skin, lighten sun damage, reduce fine lines and wrinkles and prevent inflammation. It also contains spinach, broccoli, avocado, lemon and grapefruit (which I swear is a near-identical juice recipe I’ve had before).

After reading about this kale serum, I checked out other Éminence products and it is a veritable feast of food products. At a quick glance I saw guava, blackberry, red currant, tomato seed, even yam and pumpkin. The kale serum is not out until June, so until then, we’ll just have to stick to kale smoothies and salads.

Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2626307/Would-kale-face-Superfood-making-way-skincare-new-110-serum.html#ixzz31nKDMzrd 

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