Superfruit Beauty Products to the Rescue!
Acai, goji berry and pomegranate lead the pack of superfruits that are making a splash. Bursting with anti-oxidants, these fruits have generally been ingested, promoting beauty from the inside out. But why not apply them topically as well? Check out this short list of products that will have u looking super from head to toe:
VitaminShampoo is a brand of shampoos and conditioners that gives your hair a boost like an energy drink. Available in seven flavors at $4.99, you can try a few without making a dent in your beauty budget. Their superfruit offerings include: Gogi Berry Green Tea (heals and enriches hair), Pomegranate Blackberry (enriches dry hair with essential moisture) and Acai Berry Guava (cleanses away impurities and repairs dry ends).
Bain de Terre’s Iron it Out Pomegranate Thermal Protector is a must-have if you’re like me and love to flat iron (or blowout) your hair. The alcohol-free spray shields against heat damage up to 450 degrees. That’s HOT but with the latest tourmaline straightening/curling irons out there, it’s necessary. The antioxidant-rich pomegranate extract provides superior protection.
Derma E Fruit Smoothees range of products includes a moisturizer, serum, eye cream, cleanser and toner. Acai Berry, Pomegranate and Cranberry are blended to help skin become soft, smooth and healthy. I like that the products are made from natural ingredients and use a paraben-free preservative system. The company offers a 100% money back guarantee so you can feel safe trying the line.
The Solution by Envision Beauty is your one-stop shop product that contains acai and goji. The moisturizer is meant to replace your day cream, night cream, eye cream, anti-aging serum and makeup primer. At $74 a pop, it consolidates virtually all of your skincare needs in one step. I’ve met Kimberly, the founder, who is a raw-foodist and takes pride that her product doesn’t contain harsh synthetic chemicals, preservatives or fillers. (She also has gorgeous skin!)
If you’re skin needs a little TLC, turn to C.O. Bigelow’s Power Berry Mask. The purple mask contains acai berry, which purifies and nourishes the skin with vitamins and minerals. Research shows that 90% of consumers said their skin immediately felt softer, smoother and refreshed. Sounds like a great pre-date refresher to me.
Several of Tarte cosmetics products contain what they branded as t5 super fruit complex (their proprietary blend of gogi, acai, maracuja, acerola and pomegranate). Some of my favorites include the Double Dose gloss, Natural Cheek Stain and Clean State natural face primer. I love the quality of the products and richly-pigmented hues. The purchase of any product that contains the t5 super fruit complex will help support the Sustainable Amazon Partnership.
Murad taps into the power of pomegranates in their sun care line. The superfruit enhances the SPF protection in topical products, which ables the company to use fewer chemical suncreens. The line includes Oil-Free Sunblock SPF 30 that provides a matte-finish, Waterproof Sunblock SPF 30 for water lovers and the Energizing Pomegranate Lip Protector SPF 15 that exfoliates and conditions. I carry a tube of the lip protector in my purse which I love to reapply throughout the day. It gives a pretty glossy shine and smells tantalizing for the most kissable lips ever.