Why veggies are taking over your beauty routine
They’re having a serious moment
Beauty Crew Beauty Writer / May 12 2020
Remember when your mum used to tell you to “eat your vegetables?” Well, turns out she also should’ve been telling you to smear them all over your face for their skin-loving benefits. Geez, mum.
Because while we all know that eating our five-a-day has all kind of benefits, you may not know that veggies also serve as effective ingredients in beauty products, too. Sure, slapping on veggie-infused skin care isn’t exactly a substitute for actually *eating* your greens, but it can certainly help your glow game. Which is quite frankly, what we’re all about.
Want to know which vegetable-infused beauty products are worth the hype? Check out some of the new nutrient-rich newbies that have just hit stands.
Andalou Brightening Pumpkin Honey Glycolic Mask
Pumpkin is rich in vitamin C and beta carotene (a vitamin A derivative), making it a powerhouse ingredient on so many different levels. Not only can it boost the skin’s collagen production (cya, line and wrinkles), but it also helps increase circulation and cell turnover for brighter skin. Get your fix with Andalou Brightening Pumpkin Honey Glycolic Mask.
L’Occitane Tanger Delicious Lip Scrub
This gentle lip scrub from L’Occitane sloughs away dead skin, for smooth kissable lips. One of the main players is carrot seed oil (did the colour give it away?), which is intensely nourishing and can help ward off chapped lips. Your new winter staple!
Aceology Brightening Treatment Mask
Do you know what we never thought we’d be adding to our skincare routine? Mushrooms. But, here we are! Turns out they’re actually super good for your skin. Mushroom is the hero vegetable in Aceology Brightening Treatment Mask, and it works to naturally lighten dark spots and pigmentation for a smooth, even-toned complexion. Get on it!
Malin + Goetz Tomato Candle
It’s not just skin care that’s seeing an influx of veggie-loving goodness. This tomato candle from Malin + Goetz is actually inspired by the founder’s passion for gardening. Offering a vibrant burst of vine-ripened tomatoes, the scent also features fresh notes of basil, green ivy and mint leaves. It’s truly unique.
Youth to The People Kale + Green Tea Spinach Vitamins
Formulated with kale, spinach, and green tea, this superfood cleanser from Youth to The People will leave your skin feeling fresh and happy. That’s because kale is rich in phytonutrients and vitamins C, E and K, while spinach boasts a high natural moisture content and cooling properties. See? Leafy veggies are a must-have for more than your morning juice.
Ella Baché Neobright Correcting Night Cream
The use of the rare white tomato found in Ella Bache’s Neobright Correcting Night Cream is inspired by founder Madame Baché. Back in 1936, Baché observed girls in Hungary applying sliced tomatoes to their faces and discovered that fruit acids (like tomato extract) gave skin a healthy glow. Pretty fascinating stuff, hey? Apply this bad boy your skin before hopping into bed, and wake up with a radiant, clear complexion come morning.
16BRAND Super Vegitoks Mask Red
16BRAND Super Vegitoks Mask Red is a duo cleanser and sheet mask is almost good enough to eat. It’s loaded with red veggies like tomato and carrot, as well as a combo of fruits such as pomegranate and magnolia berry. And it’s everything you need to brighten a dull, self-iso complexion. The cleanser helps to remove impurities from the skin for a smooth complexion, while the sheet mask delivers a hydrating boost for even skin tone.
Sisley Radiant Glow Express Mask
Congested skin? Here’s one for you. Using the absorbing power of clay, along with carrot, red vine and rosehip extracts, Sisley Radiant Glow Express Mask deeply cleanses the skin and helps get rid of pesky impurities.
Clinique Superdefense™ SPF 15 Fatigue + 1st Signs of Age Multi-Correcting Cream
This silky cream from Clinique is brimming with ingredients like brussel sprouts, broccoli, spinach, carrot, *breathes*, cucumber and kale to fight tired skin and correct the signs of ageing. With a line-up like this, you’re going to bet it’s the ticket to happy, healthy skin.
Votary Super Seed Facial Oil
Broccoli oil is the hero ingredient in Votary Super Seed Facial Oil, and it’s high in skin-soothing fatty acids like omega 6 and 9. These nutrients deliver a hit of hydration without clogging pores, and are also ace for stressed, irritated skin. On top of that, broccoli seed oil is rich in vitamin C, so it also helps boost collagen production for plump, youthful-looking skin. What a champ.
Recreation Beauty Vibrant Face Oil
Carrot oil seed oil is the token veggie in Recreation Beauty Vibrant Face Oil, and it’s a real multi-tasker. Not only does it infuse skin with antioxidants (great for tackling inflammation), but it also has antibacterial and antifungal properties, meaning it’ll fight off germs - which is good news for those who suffer from breakouts.
Erin Docherty is a Beauty Writer for BEAUTYcrew, Beauty Editor for Women's Health magazine and a Grooming Writer for Men's Health magazine. She has a keen interest in cosmeceutical skin care and is currently working on minimising her 9-step skin care routine – because ain’t nobody got time for that. When she’s not writing about the latest beauty news, or applying copious amounts of serum, you can find her spending all her money in Sephora.