1. Elemis Superfood Skincare range, $48 – $138,
This superfood range comprises products for an entire skincare routine—facial wash, day cream, night cream and facial oil. Only natural ingredients are used, so it is free of parabens, sulphates and phthalates and is also vegan-friendly. It is suitable for all skin types, especially stressed, tired and dull skin. Avocado, broccoli, pumpkin seed, ginger, green tea, goji berries, quinoa and flax seeds are some of the superfoods used in the range. These are combined with a pre-biotic complex that helps balance skin’s natural ecosystem for more nourished, revitalised and radiant skin.
2. Origins Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Mega Mushroom range, $60 – $125
Reishi mushroom, better known as lingzhi in Singapore, is the superfood in this skin-soothing range. It helps calm, comfort and relieve visible redness in sensitive skin, and boosts skin barrier protection against pollution and stress, for more resilient skin. Great for sensitised and reactive skin, there are 11 items in the range, including a micellar cleanser, three different face masks, and even an eye cream with SPF 20.
3. Clarins My Clarins range, $28 – $46
Organic coconut water, rich in minerals such as potassium and magnesium that intensely hydrate skin, is used in this new range of skincare for 18-to-25 year olds. With 88 per cent natural ingredients, other superfoods used in the range include goji berries to boost skin energy, figs to moisturise skin and moringa to detoxify. There are nine products in the range, comprising two cleansers, a mist, three moisturisers, a sleeping mask, a pore-minimising stick and an anti-blemish gel.
4. Sigi Skin skincare range, $38 – $62
This new made-in-Korea skincare brand carries only three products, a cleanser, eye mask and sunscreen. The Kaleanser Hypoallergenic Vegan Cleanser has kale extracts to detoxify, cleanse and brighten skin, while soya extracts soothe and moisturise skin to keep it supple. Pink Nectar is an eye serum that moisturises and firms the delicate skin around the eyes, and reduces the appearance of dark under-eye circles and puffiness while preventing fine lines from forming. It has peach and propolis, which are packed with nutrients such as vitamin E and niacinamide. The Morning Glow sunscreen has avocado and acai extracts which are rich in antioxidants.
5. Kew Organics Cell Regeneration Facial Oil Serum, $107.70
Enriched with cranberry, acai fruit, raspberry and passion fruit extracts, this facial oil helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while firming skin. Vitamins A, B, C, E and K nourish skin intensely and adds luminosity to dull, dehydrated skin. The organic facial oil serum is also suitable for those with sensitive, eczema-prone and drier skin types.
6. Albion Exage Vital Focus N Serum, $82
The extract of superfood camu camu fruit, which is said to have 60 times more vitamin C compared to lemon and seven times more polyphenols (an antioxidant) than wine, is one of the key ingredients in this reformulated serum. Anti-inflammatory noni juice and panax ginseng extract also promote blood circulation to prep skin to better receive the goodness of skincare applied after this skincare booster. The serum also improves skin cell renewal while hydrating skin and smoothing it.
7. Botaneco Garden Organic Chia Seed Oil & Honey range, $4.90 – $11.90
It’s not just your face which should benefit from superfood skincare. This new range from Botaneco Garden is made to pamper the skin on the rest of your body with nutrients from 100 per cent eco-certified organic chia seed oil and honey extract. Comprising a shampoo, conditioner, hair oil, body wash, body lotion and hand cream, the body care products help restore skin’s natural moisture barrier and help it retain moisture, while the hair care range help nourish and protect the hair against external aggressors such as UV rays and heat.
8. Shu Uemura Anti/Oxi+ Clarifying Gentle Cleansing Oil in Water, $70
Besides papaya, moringa and green tea extracts, this anti-pollution cleanser has chlorella extract, a powerful antioxidant from a type of green algae packed with proteins and vitamins that is found only in natural water bodies. This not only helps to remove makeup, but also impurities such as skin-drying PM2.5 particles to leave skin clean and fresh.
9. Pixi T-Zone Peel-off Mask, $34
This peel-off mask detoxifies skin by drawing out impurities and removing excess oil. The superfood blend consists of avocado, cucumber, aloe vera and green tea to intensely nourish skin and soothe inflammation while firming skin and refining its texture.
10. Kora Organics Turmeric Brightening & Exfoliating Mask, 2-IN-1, $68
Superfood turmeric brightens and evens out skin tone, while reducing pigmentation. It’s also anti-inflammatory and protects against environmental aggressors such as UV rays and pollutants that cause premature ageing. Papaya enzymes stimulate cell renewal while unclogging pores.