Beauty Products Are Like Green Juice for Your Skin

You already know the importance of incorporating greens into your daily diet — everything from kale and spinach to seaweed and celery plays a key role in providing your body with the vitamins, minerals and antioxidants it needs to function at top-notch. But your internal body isn’t the only part craving these essential nutrients — your external body needs some love too.

“Our skin is our largest organ, our protective layer, and yet, it is the last place our body delivers antioxidants, minerals, vitamins and protein,” explains Annie Jackson, co-founder and VP of Merchandising and Planning at Credo Beauty. “Applying superfoods directly to the skin can support optimal skin health by ensuring nutrients penetrate the skin in order to be used by the dermis (second layer of the skin where the magic happens) to repair and prevent damage.” It’s the molecular makeup of these plants, herbs and extracts, she explains, that contain properties used by the circulatory system of the skin to aid in treating many skin conditions.

Beauty from the inside out is how women are living today, which is why we’re gathering up the 15 best products containing super-fueled ingredients, like collagen-boosting kale and broccoli, or algae and seaweed, that give you brighter, more hydrated and healthier skin.

In addition to smelling like a tropical paradise, thanks to its exotic fruit enzymes and Hawaiian extracts, this light, hypoallergenic formula is infused with green tea and gotu kola extract. Both of these powerful antioxidants have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that work hard to fight signs of aging, protect against free radicals in the environment and eliminate pesky acne and blackheads. It gently moisturizes with glycerin and hyaluronic acid, so it won’t leave your face with a greasy feeling.