THE ROOT OF IT: Antioxidant-packed mucilage found primarily in the root of the plant, is a thick, flavonoid-rich substance that, when combined with water, creates a soothing, protective layer on the skin that calms irritation and inflammation.
SUPER POWER: The Anti-ageing Rejuvenator
KEY BENEFITS: Protects against free radical damage and moisture loss, cleanses deeply, brightens and tightens.
THE ROOT OF IT: Rich in skin-loving vitamins C and E, raspberry is also one of the only fruits that contain salicylic acid, a natural chemical exfoliant that penetrates deeply into pores, gently removing bacteria, oil and dead skin cells. Meanwhile its antioxidant ellagic acid can help lighten dark spots and protect against UV damage. Raspberry extract has also been shown to inhibit enzymes that lead to loss of firmness.
SUPER POWER: The Exfoliator Extraordinaire
KEY BENEFITS: Slews away dead skin cells whilst soothing sensitivity.
THE ROOT OF IT: While its natural enzymes - namely papain - aid in removing dead skin cells that can clog pores leading to breakouts and dull skin, its Vitamin A helps with skin cell repair and hydration. It’s also proven to have serious antibacterial properties. Did someone say Super Cleanser?!
Niacinamide Vitamin B3
SUPER POWER: The Brightener
KEY BENEFITS: Brightening, prevents signs of aging, reduces acne.
THE ROOT OF IT: Niacinamide (also known as nicotinamide) is a form of vitamin B3. “This is also called niacin, which is an essential nutrient for the development and function of the cells in your body. Working with your skin's natural chemistry to improve overall skin texture by rebuilding a lipid layer, minimising the appearance of pores, and preventing environmental damage.
THE ROOT OF IT: When you apply a hyaluronic acid serum to your skin, it acts like a sponge by attracting moisture to boost hydration on the surface of skin. The moisture that hyaluronic acid attracts comes from your external environment, so it absorbs moisture from the air around you to leave skin plumped and hydrated.
SUPER POWER: The Hydrating Regenerator / The Fine Line Slayer
KEY BENEFITS: Soothes and restores sun-damaged skin, plumps skin and prevents fine lines.
THE ROOT OF IT: Not only a fantastic source of bioavailable lycopene, an antioxidant that can help defend and undo collagen damage, vitamin-C rich watermelon also contains the amino acid citrulline that’s been shown to bind to water bringing a whole load of skin-quenching benefits to your face.