Food for Skin is made from quality ingredients obtained from nature: plants and vegetables. Huh vegetables on your face? Let me start by saying that we didn't use crushed tomatoes, but high-quality oils and extracts from vegetables, seeds, kernels, nuts and plants.
Vegetables good for your skin
Why vegetables and not flowers or fruit? This stems from our passion for cooking with lots of vegetables. Cathy's vegetable drawer is always full of fresh products (mostly from the area in West Friesland) and Angela eats a lot of vegetables anyway because she follows a low-carbohydrate diet. That love for many vegetables already originated in our youth. Our mother, also jokingly known as the Green Ten, was way ahead of her time in the 1970s by gardening organically in our own vegetable garden. If we then asked “what are we going to eat?” we received the standard answer “just look in the vegetable garden to see what is ready!”.
Improve facial skin
Vegetables are concentrates produced by nature for humans and animals to eat, to become strong and to stay healthy. We all know that fresh vegetables are good for you to eat, but that it is also very good for your skin - your largest organ - few know.
What is good for your skin face?
When we started Food for Skin, we wanted the ingredient list to read like a tasty recipe: food for your skin. So we soon came to plants, nuts and vegetables!
Together with our professional formulator (she makes the final 'recipe' for the skin care products) we went looking for which vegetables have which good properties.
Natural products for your skin
Did you know that tomato is packed with lycopene? Lycopene is a very powerful protector, against external dirt, but also against negative influences from the sun on the skin (note: it is not an SPF!)
Carrot is full of a precursor of retinol (vitamin A from beta carotene) which helps to restore the skin and gives it a beautiful soft glowing complexion.
You've probably gotten the tip to put cucumber slices on your skin, after you've unfortunately been in the sun a little too long. Cucumber heals, moisturizes and softens the skin.
Pumpkin contains a lot of zinc and selenium, which is essential for restoring and strengthening the skin.
And avocado, that's a welcome guest in skin care. It gives the skin suppleness and helps to keep the skin hydrated.
In addition to these 5 main ingredients, we use many other recognizable ingredients, such as broccoli seed oil, oat oil, elderflower oil, castor oil, shea butter (from the shae nut) etc.
With all these raw materials you nourish the skin. Many chemically developed products aggressively combat skin problems. We believe that you should not fight problems, but that you should address the cause: a skin flora that is out of balance. Help restore the skin flora to a good balance and you will see that skin problems will also decrease with this. But take your time! In order for your skin to recover, it can sometimes take at least 4 weeks. Do not expect instant results with natural products. Because it won't. It nourishes the skin, takes it mildly, so that the base, the skin barrier will restore and you will get that soft shiny healthy skin! You can read more about our skin philosophy in this blog post .
Natural facial care
The natural facial care products from Food for Skin are not cheap. That's because we didn't want to compromise on ingredients. There are no cheap fillers such as water (aqua) or microplastics in Food for Skin, but every drop is full of active ingredients. That's why you don't need much. A little bit of cream or serum is enough to nourish your skin all day long.
Take care of your face with natural products
'Food for Skin' is 'Food for the skin' with only natural products. Your skin 'eats' everything that comes on it: pollution, but also the right nutrition. Therefore, protect yourself against external dirt and nourish your skin with materials that nature has given us.