Actual food ingredients in skincare products seems to be a rampant trend as of late. We’ve been hearing about mushrooms for a while thanks to Dr. Weil and Green Tea is everywhere, but do they really work? According to a story in the Los Angeles Times they may NOT. Dr. Leslie Bauman, a Miami based dermatologist, terrific author and researcher brings up the point that just because the food is good to ingest, does not mean that it works when applied topically. However, there are still a few that offer anti-aging protection and aid in restoring skin.
Being the Princess of Natural Skincare, I like to take my self appointed name and earn it. So, I have to experiment in order to report back to you. Saturday night I decided to try one of the oldest food ingredients on my face to see what all the fuss was about. For years I have been reading about the benefits of olive oil, not only to eat but for the skin and hair. It felt great going on if not a little greasy (go figure), and I smelled delicious. I only put it on one side of my face in order to compare it to the other in the AM. When I woke up my face did not feel any more hydrated on the olive oil side. And I used Extra Virgin…… Is it a wives tale or just for Greek beauties, like my next door neighbor in college?
According to Emily Sohn’s LA times article there are some food ingredients that do work without breaking the bank. Read through them and then let me know if you’ve ever tried anything crazy on your skin or hair!