Key skincare ingredient: kale

Pacifica Kale Detox Deep Cleaning Face Wash

Phytochemicals—active compounds found in plants—can help combat dirt and bacteria on the skin, says Gerstner. In this sulfate- and paraben-free kale cleanser, the compounds target blemishes and oil. Try it after an outdoor run to remove sunscreen and the effects of pollution from pores.


Laneige Water Bank Hydro Gel

This lightweight moisturizing gel is cool to the touch and delivers a boost of vitamin C which, studies have shown, may help with UV damage. It's ideal for acne-prone skin as an after-sun treatment.


Youth to the People Superfood Hydrate + Firm Peptide Eye Cream

Kale’s vitamin K is said to reduce the appearance of dark under-eye circles while hyaluronic acid purportedly mitigates fine lines and wrinkles. Tap the cream around the eye area once or twice a day after moisturizing.


Éminence Citrus & Kale Potent C+E Masque

Vitamin E (for promoting skin elasticity) and citrus (a natural toner) are two primary ingredients in this masque. Gerstner suggests using it twice a week for a smoother, more even complexion.


Kale-Lalu-yAHA Skin Resurfacing Exfoliator with AHA

This formula includes antioxidant-rich green apple, spinach, parsley, and kale extracts. Glycolic acid removes dead skin cells and reduces discoloration without being too harsh, says Gerstner. Chemical compound allantoin acts as a soothing agent.


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“Centella asiatica serves as a shield for the skin to prevent signs of aging.”