You’ve heard about 10-step skincare, you’ve heard about skipcare, and now there’s a newcomer on the rise: meet Salad Skincare. Trust us, it makes sense. So, what is Salad Skincare? Byrdie’s Hallie Gould introduced the term recently in their newsletter. Basically, there are superfoods — raw food ingredients like kale and tomato, which are packed with nutrients and minerals that, when ingested or incorporated into your daily diet, do wonders for the skin. We know skincare is just as much about feeding your body as it is about putting stuff on it. But what if it was applied topically? Hold off on those sliced cucumbers for now.
Salad Skincare draws on the idea that plant-based skincare products, particularly those featuring superfoods as their main ingredients, will nourish your skin from the outside as well as it does on the inside. While there are DIY masks you can whip up easily from your kitchen cabinet, we’re talking more about professional formulations backed by science and research which you can add to your everyday skincare routine. Here are our product recommendations to get you started.
Glossier Mega Greens Galaxy Pack
Glossier Mega Greens Galaxy Pack, SGD30/~USD22 (glossier.com)
Glossier’s cleansing mask is like a juice cleanse for your face. It’s packed with leafy green phytonutrients (parsley, spinach, and cress sprout extract), which aid in protecting the skin against pollutants, and superfood antioxidants (acai, aronia, and bilberry) to shelter skin from further damage.
Yes to Tomatoes Daily Repair Treatment
Yes to Tomatoes Daily Repair Treatment, SGD13.48/~USD9.99 (yesto.com)
Pomegranate juice works as a potent antioxidant while tomato extract combats free radicals, facilitates cell repair, and brightens skin. With one per cent salicylic acid, bisabolol and ginger, this lightweight serum is great for oily and acne-prone skin types that need a bit of help in clearing blemishes and calming redness and inflammation.
Glamglow Tropicalcleanse™ Daily Exfoliating Cleanser
Glamglow Tropicalcleanse™ Daily Exfoliating Cleanser, SGD48/~USD36 (sephora.sg)
The equivalent of a smoothie bowl for your face, Glamglow’s exfoliating cleanser contains a blend of fruit extracts and tropical fruit enzymes to deeply cleanse and polish the skin. Acai, acerola, and goji berries work to gently buff away dead skin cells for a smooth, even complexion.
Kora Organics by Miranda Kerr Noni Glow Face Oil
Kora Organics by Miranda Kerr Noni Glow Face Oil (30ml), SGD87/~USD64 (sephora.sg)
Miranda Kerr credits her healthy, glowing skin to Noni juice — an ingredient that features heavily in her lineup of organic skincare products. Noni is another powerful antioxidant which helps replenish and repair skin while boosting immunity and delivering anti-ageing effects. This face oil is blended with rosehip oil, pomegranate oil, and sea buckthorn oil, which are rich sources of essential fatty acids.
Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask
Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask, SGD30/~USD22 (glowrecipe.com)
Reputed to have a 5,000-person waiting list when it first launched, Glow Recipe’s best-selling sleeping mask won awards for its glow-inducing qualities. Its key ingredient, watermelon extract, is rich in amino acids and delivers intense hydration while fighting free radical damage. The addition of AHAs helps buff away dead skin to reveal a smoother, more even skin tone.