SUPERFOOD SPOTLIGHT – BROCCOLI SEED OIL
Botanical name: Brassica Oleracea Italica
The UK’s favourite vegetable, the humble Broccoli packs a punch of nutrients, vitamins and minerals, only two-three florets are needed to count as one of your five-a-day.
Broccoli seed oil as the name suggests is extracted from the broccoli seed. The result is a pale greenish-yellow oil that is packed full of skin-loving nutrient-dense goodness. There are countless benefits of Broccoli seed oil, and below are some favourites:
🥦 Broccoli seed oil is naturally rich in Vitamin A, which increases cell turnover, regenerating skin, for a brighter, clearer more even skin tone.
🥦 Broccoli seed oil is high in omegas-3 and 9, these are ultra-moisturising essential fatty acids that help to soften skin by increasing the skin’s ability to retain moisture. These nutrients absorb quickly into the skin, without clogging pores. The result? Soft, balanced skin with a natural dewy glow.
🥦 Broccoli seed oil is also rich in antioxidants, specifically sulforaphane, a compound that has been shown to protect the skin from damaging UV rays by increasing the number of protective enzymes in the skin. UV radiation from the sun or tanning beds is one of the main factors that can cause premature ageing of the skin as the powerful and invisible rays can penetrate deep into the skin reducing levels collagen and elastin, which keep your skin looking supple, toned and plump. Help protect your skin by using Clean Greens and wearing SPF every day, no excuses.
🥦 Broccoli seed oil works to repair barrier function, locking in moisture to keep the skin hydrated, balanced and resilient to environmental stressors.
So the next time you find yourself pushing your veg to the side of your plate, or shunning a green smoothie remember these skincare benefits and eat your greens.