We spotlight antioxidant-rich powerhouses to add to your diet and skincare regimen for your healthiest skin ever… some of these superfood beauty finds might even surprise you!
We’re strong believers in eating your way to better skin… and we’re also obsessed with slathering on new skincare finds. So when we heard that homegrown beauty brand Rooki is bringing the best of both worlds together in the form of superfood-infused skincare, we were stoked.
We love that Rooki’s serums are delightfully uncomplicated and versatile: You can use them on their own or mix them in with your existing products. Take it from us; these are decidedly simple to use, even if you’re a skincare rookie. And with the ingredients helpfully listed on the website, you can gain a better understanding of what you’re feeding your skin.
Speaking of which, this also gave us inspiration for the antioxidant-rich foods to incorporate in our diet – keep scrolling for the superfoods to add to your pantry and vanity!
This rosy, fuzzy-skinned fruit isn’t just a cheeky emoji but a superfood too. Among its many health benefits, peaches are a sweet source of magnesium. This mineral reduces cortisol levels (read: that stress hormone that causes you to feel frazzled and your skin to break out), so munch on some to sidestep those stress-related bouts of acne when deadlines are looming.
Apply: Anti Pollution Nano Drops
To save your skin from the pollutants of urban living (hello, city dust and cigarette smoke), this concoction of free radical-fighting ingredients strengthens your skin from within. Expect a lightweight serum with pollution-shielding effects that are stronger than its texture would suggest.
Japan-sourced peach juice from Yamanashi Prefecture and Kudzu root from Mount Yoshino provide a potent dose of antioxidants. And from the Moroccan diet, Rooki has taken the classic staple, argan oil, for its ability to protect the skin from environmental damage.
Considered exotic to those not native to the tropics, this summery fruit boasts a curiously shaped exterior that hides a slew of antioxidants within. We’re talking polyphenolic compounds, quercetin, gallic acid and epicatechin… aka complex-sounding things that basically perform the function of countering free radical damage, which means better skin and overall health.
Apply: Sun Eraser Glow Drops
For the uninitiated, more UV exposure = more free radicals generated. (And yes, you are exposed to UV rays even if the sky is grey!) To prevent these free radicals from hastening the skin’s aging process, snag this anti-aging serum for a reliable fix.
The cordial of powerful ingredients includes complexion-brightening starfruit, collagen-rich royal jelly (known as the ‘elixir of youth’) and wrinkle-fighting apple stem cells cultivated from a rare variety of Swiss apples. Taken together, a few drops a day promises to keep your skin plump and youthful-looking with long-term use. Just don’t forget to apply your sunscreen after!
Eat: Japanese Yuzu
If you’re seeing a yuzu for the first time, you’d be forgiven for thinking that it looks like an orange. But this popular Japanese fruit contains way more vitamin C than its citrusy counterparts like oranges or lemons, and around 40 times more than your standard apple! That said, it’s a little tough to find here in Singapore, so if you can’t get your hands on some, yuzu juice or tea might be the next best thing.
Apply: Circadian Fixer Hydro Drops
Make space on your vanity for a new way to wake up your skin: This serum energises and brightens with yuzu and Asian herbs like Japanese knotweed, Indian pennywort and liquorice root. All this to make sure the effects of your sleep debt don’t show!
For your skin’s essential hydration, chardonnay grapes and an oceanic elixir (formulated with eight varieties of algae) elevates moisture levels and increases skin barrier function, so your skin is kept happily hydrated throughout the day.
Wanna get your hands on these fast-absorbing and skin-saving serums from Rooki? Get more deets on all these and more on Rooki’s website.
Rooki, available online and at Design Orchard, 250 Orchard Road, Singapore 238905
This post is in partnership with Rooki.