Did you know that we use lentil seed extract in some of our skincare products? Some of you might see that and wonder why? Well, today, we’re going to chat about lentils and why we think they deserve a little time in the spotlight. We’ll cover the skin benefits of lentil extract and how lentils can be used as natural antioxidant ingredients. Let’s get started.
Are Lentils Good For The Skin?
If this is your question, you’ve come to the right place. Here at Rejuvaskin, we love using natural food extracts and superfoods in our products. After all, nature has some of the best, most gentle phytonutrients and minerals – just waiting for us to make use of them. Lentils, in particular, are one of the most versatile plants out there, both for internal and external health. Here are some of the benefits that we selected lentil seed extract for:
#1: Antioxidant and Antiradical Properties
Lentil seed extract is a good source of antioxidants and anti radicals (source), which can help to protect your skin from damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are unstable molecules that can damage cells and contribute to the signs of aging.
#2 Anti-Inflammatory Properties
The polyphenols in lentil seed extract have anti-inflammatory properties (source), which can help to reduce redness, swelling, and irritation. This can be beneficial for people with acne, rosacea, or other inflammatory skin conditions.
#3: Numerous Vitamins and Minerals
Aside from the dietary benefits of lentils (protein, fiber, and folate), there are a number of vitamins and minerals in lentils that the skin loves, too! (Source)
- Various B vitamins
- α, β and γ tocopherols
- And much more
#4: It’s Gentle On Skin
#5: They Can Reduce the Appearance of Dilated Pores
According to The Dermatology Review, “oligosaccharides [in lentils] have been shown to reduce the appearance of dilated pores by decreasing sebum (oil) secretion and stimulating the expression of collagen I” (source). This means that, by reducing your skin’s oiliness and creating more collagen, lentil seed extract can support a smoother complexion!
Rejuvaskin: Superfoods In Skincare
We’re always on the hunt for superfood ingredients and plant extracts that will gently elevate our skincare products. We want the best ingredients for you – ingredients that won’t irritate your skin but still have all of the potency of man-made ingredients. That’s why we use lentil seed extract in our Facial Moisturizer and our Retinoid Eye Cream, both part of our Dermacosmetics lineup.Are you curious how your skin could look with a consistent, high-quality skincare routine with gentle (yet powerful) products? Order our three-step Dermacosmetics Bundle today. Don’t forget a gentle Mineral Facial Sunscreen and an Anti-Pollution Facial Cleanser, too! Your skin will thank you, and you’ll be on the way to smoother, healthier skin in no time!