Quinoa: the next big beauty ingredient

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Because quinoa is delicious to eat and also awesome for your skin, hair and eyelashes…

Every Sunday night I make myself a giant tub of quinoa that I eat through out the week and, honestly, I never get sick of eating this stuff.  When I started hearing about quinoa being included in beauty products, it immediately made total sense to me – I mean, if it’s that good for nutrition, then it only makes sense that the power food would also have some amazing benefits for your skin and hair, right?

Quinoa, in the form of a quinoa-seed extract, gives your skin a boost of vitamins, proteins and antioxidants that increase collagen and elastin production – aka the things that make you look YOUNGER, moisturized and fresh as all hell.  When it comes to your hair, the fab protein in quinoa is said to help repair hair damage and also protect your hair from FUTURE damage.  And in its hydrolyzed form?  It protects your hair, just like the protein does, but it also promotes HAIR GROWTH. Sign me up.


bareMinerals Lash Domination Volumizing Mascara: This mascara formula is powered by a quinoa protein complex that adds 345% more volume to your lashes, guys.  I also love the brush, which is spiraled 180 degrees to curve around your lashes and coat them from all angles with intense black color.


Aveda Damage Remedy Intensive Restructuring Treatment: Quinoa protein penetrates the hair shaft with this hair treatment, working from the inside to help strengthen and repair your hair.  I use this stuff weekly to restore silkiness and shine like you’ve never seen.


Clarins Double Serum Complete Age Control Concentrate: I’m still testing this complex out; it’s been about two weeks (it takes about four for full results), but I’m already impressed.  Powered by 20 pure plant extracts and high-tech molecules, this age control concentrate combines two age-defying formulas into one groundbreaking serum that supports the skin’s natural, vital functions.

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photos by Azusa Takano

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