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by Alexandra Nicole

6 Superfood Serums To Clear Maskne & Brighten Skin

Image via @drbarbarasturm

Superfood skincare is having a moment. What started out as a wellness trend has spilled over to skincare, and there’s a very good reason for it. Superfoods are typically fruits or vegetables that are packed with antioxidants, fatty acids and vitamins, which makes them not only good for your body but your skin, too. 

Here are five of our favourite superfood-infused serums you can go ahead and incorporate them into your routine for clear, healthy skin.

Starfruit

Loaded with skin-brightening vitamin C and antioxidants, starfruit stimulates collagen production and fights free radical damage.

Try: Rooki Beauty Sun Eraser Glow Drops, SGD68
This one is a dream for those with dull skin. Made with starfruit, which is popularly consumed in Indochina, this brightening cocktail also contains skin-brightening active ingredients like arbutin, niacinamide and liquorice root.

Purslane

A potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant herb, purslane contains high levels of omega-3 fatty acids, iron and calcium. It has amazing regenerative powers that slow skin ageing.

Try: Dr Barbara Sturm’s Clarifying Serum, SGD420
This serum from cult brand Dr. Barbara Sturm contains a potent mix of soothing ingredients and anti-oxidative active compounds that will nourish and protect your skin. Albatrellus ovinus extract and purslane calm the skin and reduce the visible signs of irritation, resulting in a more even-toned complexion.

Seaweed

Almost anyone can benefit from seaweed — it regulates sebum production, exfoliates, brightens, and moisturizes dry, dull skin. Those with acne, rosacea, and skin sensitivities will also benefit from its healing properties.

Try: Rooki Beauty Circadian Fixer Hydro Drops, SGD68
This maskne-friendly serum focuses on hydrating the skin, with its ingredient list containing Chardonnay grapes, multiple varieties of Japanese seaweed and traditional Asian herbs like Centella Asiatica.

Blue chamomile

A versatile herb that is often used to make soothing herbal tea, blue chamomile has a myriad of healing capabilities, especially because of its high levels of chamazulene, an anti-inflammatory compound that works to calm and soothe irritated skin.

Try: SeaSun Society Youth Potion, SGD40
A powerful daily multi-vitamin for your skin, this naturally blue serum is chock-full of antioxidants to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, provide all-day hydration and improve your overall complexion.

Chameleon plant

Known as dokudami in Japan, the chameleon plant is a native Japanese herb with unique heart-shaped leaves. In traditional Japanese medicine, dried dokudami leaves are served as a tea to detox the body from the inside. Clinical studies have proven the anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory benefits of dokudami, especially for acne-prone skin.

Try: Rooki Beauty Anti Pollution Nano Drops, SGD68
Formulated with the antioxidant-rich juice of Japanese peaches, superoxide dismutase and oryzanol, this serum work to banish the effects of pollution on the skin by eliminating free radicals from city dust, tobacco smoke and exhaust fumes.

Centella Asiatica

A perennial herb that grows primarily in Asia, Centella Asiatica has been used traditionally for culinary and medicinal purposes, but it’s gaining popularity as a skincare ingredient, especially in Korean beauty. It helps to calm inflammation, encourage the production of collagen and even improves the skin’s hydration levels.

Try: Tamburins Tiger Leaf 100 Serum 2.0, SGD43
One of the brand’s bestsellers, the Tiger Leaf serum is a functional serum that helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and improving skin health by stimulating collagen production using high concentrations of Centella Asiatica extract.

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