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February 22, 2017

Power Greens for Younger Skin

Did you know that plants and algae contain a secret ingredient that can help you obtain beautiful and younger looking skin? It’s true! Chlorophyll, found in plants and algae, is a powerful antioxidant that helps to detoxify and heal. Check out some cutting edge green beauty products to feed your skin in new ways.

Super Green Beauty Smoothie
Liquid chlorophyll, which gives plants their vibrant green color, has the ability to bind and remove toxic heavy metals like mercury from the body. Additionally, liquid chlorophyll helps to promote liver detoxification and promote beauty from the inside out. You can make your own Super Green Beauty Smoothie by blending one tablespoon of chlorophyll with a handful of kale, two apples (cored and peeled) one frozen peeled banana and a little water depending on the thickness you desire. Easy and delicious! As with any supplement, make sure to talk to your doctor about chlorophyll before using.

Acure Organics Chlorella Products
Acure offers a number of products featuring chlorella, a type of algae, whose color comes from chlorophyll. Though they are related, there are some key differences between chlorella and chlorophyll namely that Chlorella is a type of alga and chlorophyll is the substance plants use, along with sunlight, to make their own food. Chlorella is rich in protein, vitamins (including vitamin B12), minerals (especially iron), amino and nucleic acids and works as a support system for your collagen for younger and more vibrant skin.  Make sure to check out their Brightening Vegetable Peel, Brightening Face Mask and Brightening Facial Scrub featuring this powerful ingredient.

Pacifica Kale Products
Fortified with super green phytonutrients including kale, seaweed and seakale along with tropical beneficials of mangosteen and coconut water, Pacifica’s Kale products, like Kale Detox Deep Cleansing Face Wash are designed to deeply cleanse and nourish. Our favorite is the Kale Luxe Oil-Free Multi Cream that helps to hydrate, control oil and brighten skin.

Spirulina Face Mask
Spirulina is another type of chlorophyll-packed algae with protein, vitamins (including vitamins A, B1, B2, B6 and K), essential minerals (including iron, calcium and magnesium), trace minerals, essential fatty acids, nucleic acids (both RNA and DNA), polysaccharides and antioxidants. You can make your own super face mask by combining Spirulina with some mashed banana and olive or hemp oil to make a paste and then apply it directly to the skin. People especially love the anti-acne properties of spirulina that can be very healing for the face.

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