Monday, September 1, 2014

Okay Kale: Leafy Green Blooming In The Skin Care Aisle

Kale has been labeled a superfood. And many of you drink your daily green juice for its nutritional powerhouse.
Celebrities also rave about the leafy green:

Kelly Rowland
"I eat kale like crazy. It's the best!"

Mariska Hargitay
"My son loves kale and we bake it in the oven. That's one of the things I'm proud of as a parent."

Heidi Klum
"I cut up [kale and kohlrabi] instead of an apple. I love it!"

But we've noticed that kale is entering the beauty business. Now this amazing veggie is showing up on the ingredient list of a number of skin care poducts.

Kale is said to be great for the body and the complexion.

One cup of chopped kale = 33 calories
9% of the daily value of calcium
206% of vitamin A
134% of vitamin C
and a mega amount 684% of vitamin K
Also a key source of minerals copper, potassium, iron, manganese, and phosphorus.

Look at this---Alba Botanica Spot Corrector at Vitacost for $7.99.

To Use: Apply over clean face and neck twice a day for spot correction, skin hydration and a double dose of leafy green goodness.

Alexa Chung is the face of Nailkale--- a new line of 12 nail shades from London-based Nails Inc. They just hit U.S. shelves. We found it at Sephora ($115).

Nailkale is an " antioxidant, five-benefit base coat infused with kale extract to strengthen nails."

We are intrigued by kale popping up in skin care + cosmetic items.

Will you search the beauty aisle for products that include kale?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I eat Kale all the time. Excellent post. I like that it id now showing up in beauty products.