If there were ever an ingredient to cause a nasty case of the Green-Eyed Monster is would be this green goodie itself… Introducing a very recent – but absolutely beloved – friend of mine, spirulina. Have you met him? You should. He is an algae that grows on mineral-rich soda lakes around the world, and has been on our earth for an epic 3.5 million years.
He also has super powers. And by powers, I mean he contains a whopping 220 life-essential elements including 70 per cent protein (a steak is 22 per cent protein, just so you know), vitamins, minerals, amino acids, peptides and fatty acids, gaining him the really-hard-to-get title of superfood. In fact, he is the most concentrated source of protein known to man. Impressive.But what exactly does this mean for our skin? We know protein is good for building strong, healthy bodies, but why should we be slapping this green goodness on our faces? Well, as it’s charged with loads of nutritional benefits, it helps to restore skin health and hydration, minimise pesky fine lines and wrinkles around your eyes and mouth, increase skin elasticity and help correct UV damage. Yep, it’s an anti-ageing weapon, that’s for sure. Damage from the harsh Aussie sun doesn’t stand a chance again this smarty-pants.
WINNING SPIRULINA PRODUCT #1: Ella Bache SpiruLines range
Hitting counters on September 1, this line-fighting trio consists of an Intensive Wrinkle Correcting Serum, Smoothing Cream and Wrinkle Plumper, and is one seriously high-powered anti-ageing range. It plumps up lines from the inside out, smooths and recharges the skin, and gives it a wonderfully healthy glow.
WINNING SPIRULINA PRODUCT #2: Botani Spirulina Salt Scrub
This cream-based body scrub is as grand at moisturising the skin as it is at exfoliating. Thanks to its organic spirulina, it also purifies and detoxifies the skin, unclogging pores and preparing your complexion for a hit of hydration after your scrubbing session.
WINNING SPIRULINA PRODUCT #3: Yes To Cucumbers Calm Care Soothing Facial Mask
Not only does spirulina help to soothe the skin in this healing mask, it helps to product against irritants, too, making it a wonder product for those with easily-agitated skin.
Have you heard of spirulina? Are you keen to adopt its skin-nurturing ways? It’s a ripper of a supplement to take, too, if you’re after all-over body health…