The humble chia seed
High in omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, minerals, vitamins, protein, and fiber it's no wonder it has fast become a popular superfood. But what if like most superfoods we take it a step further and apply it to our skin? Do these benefits remain? Yes...loud and clear!
A 3:1 omega 3 to 6 ratio...perfect to hydrate the skin while restoring its cellular lipid layer. High in beauty protecting antioxidants. And clinically proven to reduce water loss from skin and improve barrier function. Need I say more?
This is the deal though, not all chia oils are equal...surprise surprise right? In order for all those goodies I mentioned to remain intact at the highest levels the oil should by processed by supercritical extraction. A science term to trust the most delicate of oils with, like fish, as it free of chemicals or solvents and treats it extra gently. Which, means all the goodness, vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids remain intact. Bonus for any of our skin types.
For this I trust only Maya Chia a straightforward well groomed skincare line based around the superfood chia seed. And guess what? They are the only company in the US who can legally make skincare with chia oil using this method in the US…signed and sealed under licensing deal. Meaning, Maya Chia is the real and only deal. And this month we are all in for a treat because my bff of the subscription box world Beauty Heroes is featuring two of their products. A full sized Supercouple Serum and a travel sized Waterless Wonderbalm.
Their Supercouple is a blend of chia and the super antioxidant astaxanthin amongst some other fine botanicals like carrot seed, myrrh, sandalwood, and jasmine. This golden orange serum is a tall drink of water with fast absorption…and all the amazing benefits of the chia! Plus the bonus of the heavy hitting astaxanthin...a fav oral supplement of mine.
The sidekick Waterless Wonder Balm is a lovely hydrator multitasker of sorts. Its thick, juicy, with a grounding scent. I love it on my lips, for a hand massage, or on ultra dry patches. Both can be in your cabinet asap for over 50% off retail.
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