Love ’em or hate ’em, chia seeds are everywhere. They’re the new kale or coconut. It’s hard to look through a new cookbook or trendy restaurant menu without seeing chia seeds featured. They have taken over the food world and now they are making their way into skin care. Chia seeds and oil has been showing up in a few different products. We know the health benefits of eating chia seeds, but you probably aren’t familiar with what they can do to your complexion. They are rich in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids and theyr are great for moisturizing and nourishing your skin. Plus, they are anti-inflammatory and have anti-aging benefits.
Take a look at 9 products that will make you crazy for chia:
The Face Shop uses a variety of interesting ingredients. This essence has a gel-like formula that has capsules that contain condensed organic chia seeds. They burst onto your skin and help hydrate it.
This mask sounds like it has all the makings of a good breakfast bowl. It contains five super seeds including chia, quinoa, oat, flax seed and basil seed. Apply the mask after you cleanse your face and it will give you more radiant, moisturized skin.
Got irritated skin? Apply a few drops of this oil. It contains a blend of soothing organic chia, shea, aloe and lavender. If you have a sensitive or dry complexion, this will become your new go-to product.
Hold up before you but these in your mouth. They are for your face. Really. Each single-dose capsule is meant to be mixed into your favorite cleanser, scrub or mask. They may be small, but each capsule is packed with 19 superfoods including chia seeds, matcha green tea extract and coconut water.
This serum is formulated to boost hydration and nourishment. The serum combines chia oil with five fat-soluble nutrients and vitamins including vitamin E, vitamin A, pro-vitamin B5, vitamin C ester, and co enzyme Q10. It is the perfect skin care booster for any regimen.
When you take the applicator out of the bottle, you might be surprised to discover that this product is blue thanks to blue tansy. Other hero ingredients include trans-retinol Ester, avocado seed oil and of course cold-pressed chia seed oil. Apply a few drops at night and massage it in until the oil turns clear. With regular use, it will calm skin and help fight the signs of aging.
This budget-friendly set contains a ProGenius Omega Treatment Milk and a Progenius Omega Treatment Rescue Oil. Both products are formulated with superhero ingredients. The milk contains cold-pressed chia seed oil plus Inca gold oils and pomegranate extract. The Rescue Oil has bakuchiol, a natural alternative to retinol, rosemary and thyme extracts.
The brand may be called French Girl Organics but the facial oil actually contains ingredients that have been locally sourced in Seattle. They include chia seed oil (duh), red raspberry oil and argan oil.
Moisturizing oils and herbs come together for this oil that is designed for dry and mature skin. It combines chia seed and carrot seed oils with red raspberry, acai, pomegranate and broccoli. The ingredients also sound like they would make a yummy smoothie.