Superfoods are everywhere. Unless you've been living under a rock you have probably seen how fruit and veg that are packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants have taken over the food and wellbeing industry. At BYBI, we believe that you should feed your skin with goodness in the same way that you would feed your body. This is why Night Nutrition, our new night cream is enriched with broccoli seed oil and kale, carrot and lemon peel protein. Keep on reading to learn about the amazing benefits of these ingredients!
Broccoli seed oil
Broccoli seed oil is naturally rich in Vitamin A, which increases cell turnover, regenerating skin. Vitamin A is the active ingredient in retinoids (retinol, retinoic acid, retinaldehyde etc) which are famous for their regenerative properties but can come with irritation and discomfort.
Broccoli is also rich in sulforaphane, a compound that has been shown to boost the body’s ability to produce antioxidants that protect against UV radiation. UV radiation is one of the main factors that accelerates ageing as the high energy rays degrade collagen and elastin, which are the skins scaffolds. Give your skin a helping hand against this by using Night Nutrition and wearing sunscreen every day (no matter where you are, no excuses).
Broccoli seed oil has a remarkable fatty acid profile as it is rich in omegas-3 and 9, these help to soften skin by increasing the skin’s ability to retain moisture and by supporting the skin barrier. This plumps skin, leaving you with luscious, bouncy skin in the morning.
Kale, Carrot and Lemon Peel Protein
You might be thinking that this sounds like something that should go into a smoothie but hear us out... Proteins are the building blocks of our skin, providing structure and strength, however they make great additions to skincare. Proteins are amazing humectants (compounds that attract water, vital for keeping skin hydrated). What is great about using proteins as humectants instead of smaller molecules such as glycerin and hyaluronic acid is that their large structure provides film forming properties on the surface of skin, protecting against transepidermal water loss.
In addition to the hydrating properties of the protein blend, the individual components are nutrient rich with a host of skin benefits:
- Kale: this superfood is rich in vitamin C which is a great antioxidant and collagen stimulator. As it is also a cruciferous vegetable like broccoli, it also contains sulforaphane.
- Carrot: this is another ingredient rich in vitamin A and other antioxidants which encourages skin regeneration whilst simultaneously protecting against environmental aggressors
- Lemon Peel: this is a natural source of AHAs (alpha hydroxy acids) which are chemical exfoliators that slough away dead skin cells. It is also rich in Vitamin C and can help to balance out skin tone via anti-tyrosinase (melanin producing enzymes) activity