They may be small, but berries contain a load of goodness. Anthocyanins, a type of pigmented flavonoid that gives blackberries, blueberries and raspberries their vivid colours, are rich in antioxidants and could reduce inflammation and boost collagen levels.
TRY: Ole Henriksen Blue/Black Berry Enzyme Mask ($50 from Sephora); Chantecaille Nano Gold Energizing Eye Serum with raspberry stem cells ($354).
Rich in vitamin B, D, selenium and zinc, it was only a matter of time before mushrooms started sprouting up in our beauty routines. These bite-sized beauties help reduce inflammation, assist with healing wounds and protect against signs of ageing.
TRY: Origins Mega Mushroom Skin Relief Face Mask ($66); Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Foundation SPF 25 with cordyceps mushroom extract ($105).
Linden Leaves founder Brigit Blair has long sworn by the benefits of China white tea, which is why itâ€™s the star ingredient in many Linden Leaves products. â€śWhite Tea contains five times more antioxidants than green tea,â€ť Blair explains. Itâ€™s packed with antioxidants and, according to a study in the Experimental Dermatology journal, both green tea and white tea extracts can protect against UV damage when applied topically.
TRY: Trilogy Ultra Hydrating Hand Cream with white tea ($23.90); Linden Leaves Miraculous Facial Oil with organic white tea ($64.99).
SWEET AS The use of honey to treat wounds dates back thousands of years, and itâ€™s still popular today. Itâ€™s not only anti- inflammatory and antibacterial, itâ€™s a natural humectant that helps skin retain moisture. BeeBio Nectar V Shaping Serum ($139); Dr. Hauschka Regenerating Serum with clover blossom honey ($115).
PLANT A SEED
Chia seeds already have a home in our pantries and now beauty houses are discovering the potential of this nutrient-rich food. These seeds are full of omega-3 fatty acids, minerals, B-vitamins, amino acids and antioxidants.
TRY: Goodness Certified Organic Chia Seed Oil ($23.99); Clinique Deep Comfort Body Oil with chia seeds and jojoba oil ($70).
IN A FERMENT
Fermented foods are starting to appear in our skincare as science explores the role the protective and antimicrobial properties probiotics can play in beauty routines.
TRY: Murad Advanced Acne & Wrinkle Reducer with Kombucha Defense ($110); The Beauty Chef Probiotic Skin Refiner ($80).