Food for Skin is made from high-quality ingredients obtained from nature: plants and vegetables. Huh vegetables on your face? Let me start by saying that we have not used finely crushed tomatoes, but high-quality oils and extracts from vegetables, seeds, 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 (usually from the area in West Friesland) and Angela eats a lot of vegetables anyway because she follows a low-carb diet. Our love for many vegetables started in our youth. Our mother, also jokingly called the Green Ten, was way ahead of her time in the 1970s by gardening organically in our own vegetable garden. When we asked “what are we going to eat?” the standard answer we received was “just look in the vegetable garden to see what's ready!”.
Improve facial skin
Vegetables are concentrates produced by nature for humans and animals to eat, to grow strong, to stay healthy. We all know that fresh vegetables are good for you to eat, but few know that it is also very good for your skin - your largest organ.
What is good for your facial skin?
When we started Food for Skin, we wanted the ingredient list to read like a tasty recipe: food for your skin. So we quickly ended up with plants, nuts and vegetables!
Together with our professional formulator (she creates the final 'recipe' for the skin care products), we looked for which vegetables have which good properties.
Natural products for your skin
Did you know that tomatoes are 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 the skin to recover and gives it a beautiful soft shiny complexion.
You have probably been given the tip to put cucumber slices on your skin after you have unfortunately been in the sun for a little too long. Cucumber heals, hydrates and softens the skin.
Pumpkin contains a lot of zinc and selenium, which is essential for repairing the skin and strengthening the skin.
And avocado, which is a welcome guest in skin care. It gives the skin suppleness and helps 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.
You nourish the skin with all these raw materials. Many chemically developed products aggressively combat skin problems. We believe that you should not fight problems, but that you should tackle 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. But take your time! It may sometimes take at least 4 weeks for your skin to recover. Do not expect instant results with natural products. Because it won't. It nourishes the skin, takes a mild approach, so that the base, the skin barrier will be restored 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 make any concessions on ingredients. Food for Skin does not contain cheap fillers such as water (aqua) or microplastics, 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 into contact with it: pollution, but also the right nutrition. Therefore, protect yourself against external dirt and nourish your skin with materials that nature has given us.