Antioxidants and superfoods are becoming widely renowned, talked about and recognised for the natural goodness and boost they give to our bodies – both inside and out!
Here are some of our favourites, why we love them and which products you can find them in.
1. ACTIVATED CHARCOAL
Activated charcoal helps to rid the body of toxins and traps unwanted particles. Often used to treat skin ailments such as acne, as it binds with dirt and other environmental toxins that cause the irritation.
RH products: Activated Charcoal Soap
2. AHA & BHA
Unglue the bonds holding the dead dull skin on the surface of your skin. Skin naturally exfoliates every day but over time & with sun exposure this process slows & skin can become dry, flaky, clogged & enlarged pores & uneven skin tone. AHA & BHA help skin exfoliate buildup & that helps your soft hydrated skin beneath.
RH products: Exfoliant
3. ALMOND OIL
Light texture that easily absorbs into the skin and contains Vitamin A.
4. ALOE VERA
Aloe barbadensis, or aloe vera, is a succulent plant offering many benefits which is suited to all skin types, especially dry, damaged and sensitive skin. Known for its anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antioxidant, humectant and soothing, anti-itch qualities when used on the skin.
Composed mainly of water, along with:
• Polysaccharides giving aloe its hydrating, emollient and anti-inflammatory benefits, while creating a protective barrier on the skin.
• Anthraquinones, which offer antimicrobial and antioxidant characteristics.
• Flavones offering further protection from free-radical damage.
• Phytosterols as anti-inflammatories, calm and soothe itchy skin, whilst also moisturising and protecting the skin from trans-epidermal water loss.
• Glycosides which promote healthy cell regeneration and offer antihistaminic (anti-allergen) properties, while vitamins, minerals and essential amino acids nourish the skin.
RH products: Hydration Mist, Dry Touch Sunscreen
5. AUSTRALIAN KAKADU PLUM
An Australian native superfood & identified as the world’s richest source of Vitamin C. Full of antioxidants (that work to detoxify and flush out toxins), bioactive & medicinal properties. Great for every skin type, particularly blemish prone skin.
RH Products: Cleanser, Antioxidant Face Cream
6. AVOCADO OIL
Good for hydrating and softening the skin and often recommended for use on irritated skin.
RH products: Cleanser
Helps other ingredients to penetrate deeply into the skin – it moisturises deep down. Inhibits the enzymes in skin that cause collagen to break down whilst also stimulating collagen (keeps the skin elastic & firm) production.
RH Products: Deliciae Eye Cream
9. COCOA BUTTER
High in fatty acids helping to hydrate, nourish the skin and improve elasticity by forming a protective barrier over the skin.
RH products: Buller Bliss Hand & Body Cream
CoQ10 is an antioxidant, it helps to neutralize harmful free radicals that affect the cell regenerating functions of collagen & elastin. The oil sinks straight in and delivers a boost of nutrients and leaves your skin smooth.
RH products: CoQ10 & Rosehip Complex Oil