Secret Beauty Ingredient: Kale

Samantha Freeman
Secret Beauty Ingredient: Kale
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We often purchase beauty products because of the pull quotes on the front of the packages touting the seemingly impossible results. Unless you’re especially thorough, you skip the ingredients list on the back of the package – a crucial mistake made by many. “Secret Beauty Ingredient” is our way of finding those beauty ingredients that are becoming staples in the beauty world, or sometimes even better – beauty breakthroughs. 

Kale has become one of  the trendiest health foods on the market. From chips to salads and even smoothies, kale is taking over and we love it! Plus, after learning the beauty benefits of this green superfood, we knew we had to share the good news.

Packed with vitamina A, C and K, kale helps with skin hydration, reducing dark spots under eyes, and aging due to sun damage. Kale is also a great natural detoxifier. The use of kale will help clean out your pores and simultaneously reduce aging lines. With the use of kale beauty products, you’ll be working towards brighter, healthier looking skin. Surprisingly, this green leafy food can also help strengthen your hair. It’s packed with Omega-3 and Omega-6, both of which help to strengthen and grow hair!

We could talk about our love for kale forever, but we’ve also put together our favorite kale-infused beauty products, above. From hand creams to face masques and nail polishes, take a look at the amazing uses for kale!

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This lightweight correcting cream with an added SPF will keep your skin looking fresh and luminous while protecting it from the sun's harmful rays. 

Sephora Collection Skin Perfect CC Cream SPF 20, $26, Sephora.com 

Try an at-home facial with this kale-infused face masque. The combination of citrus, leafy greens, and avocado will help eliminate sun damage and wrinkles. 

Eminence Citrus and Kale Potent C+E Masque, $70, Eminenstore.com

Who knew kale had healthy benefits for our nails, too? NailKale, a kale infused nail polish, will be released in August as a new partnership with Nails Inc. and our favorite fashionista, Alexa Chung.

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We love a good anti-aging serum, and the added benefit of kale helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles. 

Eminence Organics Citrus and Kale Potent C+E Serum, $110, Eminenstore.com

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Dab a small amount of this cream around eyes to stop aging, wrinkles, puffiness, and dark spots. The vitamins found in kale will bring your eyes back to life. 

Nourish Revital-Eyes Kale Biomimetic Anti-Ageing Eye Cream, $30, Shop.nourishskinrange.com

This plant-based daily moisturizer brings our love for the superfood to a new level. Extremely light and fragrance-free, it will help correct aging lines and those hard to fix dark spots. 

Kale Naturals Daily Face Lotion, $19, Nordstrom.com 

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This tinted daily moisturizer is perfect for getting rid of those small imperfections. The kale tightens skin, leaving it even and shine-free all day long. 

Alba Botanica Good & Healthy Tinted Perfector Moisturizer, $9.99, Albabotanica.com

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This hand cream doesn't just tighten skin and reduce wrinkle lines, it also has an incredible earthy fragrence. If you love a fresh, natural scent, this product is for you. 

MOR Kale & Watercress Emporium Hand Cream, $20, Polyvore.com

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