I recently took part in a very interesting seminar regarding superfoods and how we can take advantage of them during our facial regime.
‘We are what we eat’ – Just as our body needs a healthy balance of nutrients for optimal health, so does our skin. Superfoods do more than just help you meet your vitamin and mineral needs or aid in shedding a few extra pounds when it comes time for swimsuit season. In fact, these foods can help you achieve better health, prevent chronic disease, and improve the way you feel day in and day out — and they’re some of the top anti-aging foods around.
You may have heard about the Pro-Biotic skincare trend, but did you know that Pre-Biotics are crucial for a healthy, glowing complexion?
What exactly is a Pre-Biotic?
A Pre-Biotic is a food source for the skin’s ‘good’ microflora, more commonly known as bacteria. Just like our fingerprint, we all have our own microflora ecosystem that’s unique to us; made up of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ bacteria.
What do Pre-Biotics do for our skin?
For healthy-looking skin, it’s important to ensure that skin has a good barrier function. Without it, the skin’s ecosystem has less protection, meaning that environmental aggressors like pollution can penetrate more easily and trigger damage and irritation. Pre-Biotic protects and maintains the skin’s microbiome by only feeding the ‘good’ microflora, influencing the level of good-to-bad bacteria. This helps balance the skin’s delicate microbiome for optimum barrier function, resulting in healthy-looking skin.
What’s the difference between Pro-Biotic and Pre-Biotic?
Pro-Biotic are the ‘live’ bacteria most commonly found in the digestive system. They’re essential to the gut, skin and overall health. Essentially, Pre-Biotic are ‘food’ for our good bacteria, so Pro-Biotic can’t survive without Pre-Biotic.
What Pre-Biotic is in the Superfood Skincare System?
The Pre-Biotic found in the ELEMIS Superfood range is a vegan-friendly, natural, sugar-derived Gluco-oligosaccharide. It has been shown in-vitro to stimulate the growth of ‘good’ microflora and is combined with nutrient-dense Superfoods to leave the complexion looking luminous and bright, with an outdoor-fresh glow.
Meet the new Elemis superfood line:
Superfood Facial Wash
A nourishing, nutrient-dense gel cleanser
BENEFITS: Cleanses, Nourishes, Revitalises
Nourish skin with this gel cleanser, packed with nutrient-dense Supergreens and an active Pre-Biotic, leaving skin looking radiant, with an outdoor-fresh glow.
Superfood Facial Oil
Nourishing face oil
BENEFITS: Hydrates, Nourishes, Smooths
This natural blend of highly concentrated plant-based superfoods deeply nourishes and hydrates. Anti-oxidant and omega-rich Broccoli, Flax Seed and Daikon Radish feed the skin for a healthy, radiant glow.
Superfood Day Cream
Pre-Biotic Day Cream
BENEFITS: Replenishes, Moisturises, Protects
An illuminating moisturiser with anti-oxidant rich oils and vitamin rich Supergreens, as well as an active Pre-Biotic which helps to balance, hydrate and smooth skin.
Superfood Night Cream
Pre-Biotic Night Cream
BENEFITS: Hydrates, Restores, Replenishes
Wake up to an outdoor-fresh, healthy-looking complexion with this overnight cream that feeds the skin with a Superfood Grain Complex and an active Pre-Biotic.
Eleni Savvides x
Owner: Nyxi Nyxi Beauty Lounge