Feed Your Skin // SUPERFOOD
With the billion dollar health and fitness industries, it's apparent that there are millions of us that spend so much time worrying about putting GOOD things in our body. From paleo to veganism, keto to raw plant-based, there are diets for anything and everything under the sun all claiming that each one is bigger and better.
You've probably heard a million times that our skin is our largest organ. Anything applied topically on the skin is absorbed directly into our bodies - the good, the bad, and the ugly. There are harsh active ingredient chemicals + medications and tons of preservatives + fillers in so many skincare and cosmetic products on the market today. Why not give our skin the same care and loving that we give the rest of our body? Sounds logical, right? Well... take a peek at some "organic" products available on the market now. They might be organic, but check out the ingredients. You'll be shocked to see that so many of them aren't quite as safe and natural as you originally thought. When I was researching, I continuously felt like product after product included some weird ingredients and artificial fragrances instead of the "all natural" ingredient list that the million dollar marketing made it seem. I've spent countless hours researching ingredients, claims, and comparing products from all kinds of price points. With the rapidly-expanding industry, it's nearly impossible to compare them all, so let me save you some time and let you in on one of my favorite new additions to my skincare regimen.
Ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce you to Elemis skincare! There are several different lines within the Elemis product catalog, but their #1 seller and most recommended system is the Superfood 4pc. regimen, and they sent me the system to try before you buy so I can share with all of you!
First up is the Superfood Cleanser ($25, elemis.com) - a refreshing deep cleanser with a gel-like consistency that gives a deep clean feel and only takes a tiny amount to cleanse the skin and remove all traces of makeup. When I first flipped the lid, I couldn't ignore the incredibly divine scent that reminds me of a high-end spa. (We're even looking at adding this to back-bar skincare in the salon, replacing a cleanser I've loved for over a decade!)
*ProTip: Don't forget to check out the instructions. This product goes on dry skin, and it's important to make sure you're adding enough water to get the lather that so many of us want/need in a cleanser. Start with a small pea-sized amount of product - you'll have more than enough product to get your skin squeaky clean. Okay, so I've explained what I love about this cleanser now let me fill you in on the details and all the how, what, and why...
*Warning: Beauty Nerd Alert* side effects - May cause sleepiness, boredom, or confusion in non-nerd readers. read at your own risk.
Superfood lipids like Broccoli Seed, Avocado and Pumpkin Seed oils are combined with an active, sugar-derived Pre-Biotic. This helps to maintain a healthy balance in the skin’s microflora, the microorganisms within the skin. The Supergreen Complex is composed of Wheatgrass, Kale, Nettle and minerals. This combination leaves the complexion looking radiant and fresh. I love that the ingredient list includes so many items you'd find hanging out in your refrigerator - orange to soothe and calm the skin, rosemary to stimulate, invigorate, tone and regenerate, carrots to soften skin texture and firm elasticity. The list goes on! It's jam-packed with tons of antioxidants and minerals, vitamins from like half of the alphabet, and when you compare the pricing to other cleansers from comparable brands with lesser quality ingredients & lower concentration, it's an absolute steal.
My favorite part of this system is the Superfood Day Cream ($25, elemis.com)
First of all, it smells like heaven, and if you know me, you know scent is HUGE when it comes my personal selection of all hair, makeup, and cosmetic products. This day cream is a rapid
absorption, pre-biotic moisturizer and the perfect finishing touch to the full 4-piece Superfood system. When it comes to face creams and moisturizers, I usually LOATHE those that absorb quickly. So often it feels like once it's absorbed, there is not enough moisture to quench my skin's thirst. I would wind up putting on layers and layers of these so-called moisturizers just to give my skin the moisture that it needs before putting on my makeup. This day cream is the first I've found that defies all that I've ever known about these moisturizers. It's the perfect balance of lightweight, non-greasy texture and creamy moisture to give you a great foundation under makeup or when worn alone. The rich antioxidant oils and vitamin-packed Superfood Complex are deeply nourishing and can help protect your skin from daily exposure to all kinds of elements that can wreak havoc on your skin. It's balancing and hydrating while replenishing and protecting your skin from the inside out. If it wasn't clear, I'M A FAN!
So what do you think? Sound like something YOU want to add to your skincare regimen? Here are a few extra incentives to sweeten the deal even more!
Use code INFLUENSTER at checkout for $25 off any purchase of $100 or more.
Post a pic of your purchase on social media, tag Jill Brooks Beauty and Elemis Skincare, & you'll receive $10 in jbbeauty cash to use on The Jill Brooks Beauty Shoppe!