Why tomato is the ultimate skin care ingredient
Did you know tomatoes are king when it comes to obtaining a youthful, glowy, acne-free face? True story. But don’t worry – eating them is not the only way you can soak up all their beauty benefits; they’re a key ingredient in many skin care products, too.
But why is tomato so good?
Tomatoes contain lycopene, you see, which attacks free radicals in their tracks. This helps to prevent sun damage, while also maintaining your skin’s moisture levels. You’ll also find tomatin in these plump little wonders, which is known for its anti-inflammatory benefits, making it ridiculously fantastic at healing skin wounds and acne, and reducing pore size too. Oh, and they are also loaded with vitamins - C, E, B6, B1, B3 and B2 to be exact – so they well and truly earn their skin care keep.
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So, if you’ve got oily, acne prone skin or are just after a bright complexion, why not give these products a whirl? You’ll be glad you did, trust me.
Yes To Tomatoes Skin Clearing Facial Mask and Acne Spot Stick: Both aimed at those with oily/combination/pimple prone skin, these tomato-filled gems make for one pimple healing, pore refining and redness-reducing experience.
La Biosthetique Perfection Corps Huile Corps: The tomato extract in this luxurious body and massage oil helps to combat visible signs of stress on the skin long after you’ve finished applying it.
Ella Bache Fruit d’Eclat a la Tomate Bio and Fruit d’Eclat Roll-On Eye Contour Serum: Containing organic tomato pulp, which is oh-so-full of minerals and antioxidants, this hard working team will leave your eyes and skin looking fresh, revitalised and anything but tired.
L’Oreal Professionnel Série Nature Richesse Masque: Want to maintain your shiny, glossy locks? The tomato lycopene in this beauty loot will protect your hair from future damage.
Burt's Bees Garden Tomato Toner: Burt loves a good natural ingredient, so we’re not surprised he’s embraced the humble tomato and its awesomeness. Using this little wonder will help balance the pH level of your skin and refine pores.
Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Liquid Lipstick in Top Tomato: OK, so this lippie doesn’t actually contain tomato, but its shade name includes the word tomato, which is good enough for me. Long wearing – yet non-drying – this lipstick will make your eyes glow. (Pair with bare eyes and bronzer for a stunning look.)
Do you use any beauty products containing the oh-so-wonderful tomato?