And apparently, skin care company Kiehl's, feels the same way about acai. They are introducing a 4-Piece Organic Acai Berry Skin Care line.
Why such constant buzz about this berry, that grows on a special Amazon palm tree?
This is how Dr. Nicholas Perricone, skin expert, explains it in an Oprah.com article:
A remarkable concentration of antioxidants that help combat premature aging, with 10 times more antioxidants than red grapes and 10 to 30 times the anthocyanins of red wine.
A synergy of monounsaturated (healthy) fats, dietary fiber and phytosterols to help promote cardiovascular and digestive health.
An almost perfect essential amino acid complex in conjunction with valuable trace minerals, vital to proper muscle contraction and regeneration
Kiehl's is calling their Organic Acai skin care line a damage-repairing collection. The key word here, being 'damage.'
"This collection helps skin repair the visible effects of both physical and environmental damage, while it helps to stimulate skin’s natural renewal process and restore skin’s tone, texture, and elasticity due to environmental oxidation, sun exposure and other external skin stressors".
1. Acai Damage-Minimizing Cleanser ($24.50). Cleans and protects skin's natural moisture barrier.
2. Acai Damage-Protecting Toning Mist ($26.00). Soothes skin after cleansing and imparts a healthy radiance.
3. Acai Damage-Repairing Serum ($48.00). Evens skin texture and tightens.
4. Acai Damage-Correcting Moisturizer ($44.00). Repairs effects of oxidative skin damage. Not greasy.
For more information, visit http://www.kiehls.com/.