5. Rosehip Oil
Rosehip oil is jam-packed with skin-loving antioxidants such as Vitamin A, C, and E, as well as linolenic acid. These are all essential components to a robust skin barrier and the building blocks for collagen. Extracted from Rosa canina seeds–AKA the seeds of a wild rose bush– it also has anti-inflammatory benefits, making it soothing for sensitive skin, eczema, rosacea, and cystic breakouts.
6. Grapeseed Oil
For another oil on the list, here’s one worthy of the gods. We all know wine is chock full of antioxidants, so it’s no surprise that grapeseed oil is as well! It’s extracted from grape seeds and is mostly known for its anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties.
Studies have shown that it can help speed up the healing process and decrease the formation of keloid scars (raised scars). It’s also been known to reduce redness and hyperpigmentation. And for a final kicker, it’s incredibly hydrating. Hello, clear and uniform skin that glows!
A favorite among Korean skincare, ginseng is actually a superfood rich in high levels of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. This hero ingredient protects your skin from free radicals and has coffee-like energizing effects that brighten and revitalize your look.
Niacinamide, also known as Vitamin B3, works to brighten and smooth the skin, reduce hyperpigmentation, and calm inflammation. Niacinamide can also help visibly tighten pores. This is especially helpful for improving “orange peel skin,” which is when sun damage causes pores to become stretched, and the skin develops a texture similar to an orange peel.
Papayas, like the other fruits on the list, are high in vitamins–specifically A and C. The key difference? Papayas have a special enzyme called papain which works to increase cellular regeneration for brighter, smoother skin! This, in turn, reduces hyperpigmentation and acne scars.