Anthocyanins might just be Mother Nature's Secret Weapon To Keep You Healthy. Antioxidants have become a buzzword in the beauty industry, and you've probably seen the word anthocyanin come up once or twice when researching the best ingredients to make you glow!
Anthocyanin is scientific lingo for a class of compounds that have those magical antioxidant effects (fighting free radicals with anti-inflammatory and anti-viral benefits) so, you know, packed with the good stuff! Anthocyanins are the pigments that give purple, blue, and red food and plants their rich colouring (ie. Açai, blueberries, plums and other superfoods that health professionals are always recommending!). This natural secret weapon has been known to help fend off a whole range of health issues.
Adding anthocyanin to your beauty routine doesn't have to be complicated. I've rounded up my favourite products that harness Mother Nature's best, giving you all the benefits (and then some!) of this ultra-powerful antioxidant.
Which products contain Anthocyanins?
The Beauty Chef GLOW ADVANCED INNER BEAUTY POWDER
We all know true beauty comes from within, and this inner beauty power will have you feeling amazing - from the inside out! The Beauty Chef Glow Advanced Powder uses organic and naturally fermented ingredients to promote a healthy gut, which in turn gives you flawless skin and a glowing complexion. Packed with berries high in antioxidants, this blend not only helps you look your best, but it also tastes delicious (especially when blended into your morning berry smoothie!).
Edible Beauty & Balancing Butterfly Blue
This delicious tea blend is packed with antioxidants that'll have you feeling (and looking!) amazing. Edible Beauty's Balancing Butterfly Blue Tea is a carefully crafted brew can help assist in boosting your circulation and collagen production. This special brew harnesses anthocyanins (and those anti-inflammatory properties) bringing you a perfect afternoon, caffeine-free, pick-me-up! For more information on this delicious tea, check out my blog All About Anthocyanins: The Magic of Blue Tea
Andalou Naturals BioActive 8 Berry Fruit Enzyme Mask
The BioActive 8 Berry Fruit Enzyme Mask by Andalou Naturals uses a unique blend of anthocyanin-filled berries (Acai, Aronia and goji) to give your skin defence against damages, perfect for dull or mature skin. The combination of effective ingredients in this formula helps to protect and repair the collagen and elastin in your skin cells, while also gently exfoliating away dead skin, revealing your soft and smooth complexion underneath! The addition of aloe vera and vitamin E creates a rejuvenating and revitalising mask that will give you your dewiest complexion yet!
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