Açaí: Beauty’s Super Berry

It always seems like an endless search when it comes to finding that perfect skin cream.  We are bombarded by products that promise to give us soft, glowing, smooth skin, so how do we choose?


One way is by looking at the label of ingredients. In a time and place where living green and organic is the new black, thanks to a little fruit call the Açaí berry, we can do good both beauty-wise and earth-wise.

The Açaí berry is harvested in Brazil and carries the most powerful antioxidants of any fruit known today. More powerful than blueberries, red grapes, and even pomegranates, it gives the greatest benefits to protect skin cells and works to reverse some of the damage that is a result of our daily exposure to harsh elements like the sun and cold.

The antioxidant-filled berry is able to kill free-radical scavengers that break down the collagen and elastin of skin, as well as attack the skin’s immune system. Açaí berry extract contains phytoserols, which protect collagen to keep our skin wrinkle-free and hydrated. It is also rich in flavanoids, which help to fight inflammation and preserve the skin’s resistance and protective barriers to lessen the likelihood of premature aging.

For these reasons and so many more, a great amount of beauty brands are incorporating high levels of Açaí into their skin care products.

Kiehl’s is one such brand, offering a broad selection of cutting edge Açaí-formulated products made from the finest natural ingredients that are animal-friendly, certified organic, 100% natural, and packaged in 100% post consumer recyclable material. Other brands like Sugar and Pangea Organics are also following suit, using Açaí and all-natural ingredients rather than harsh chemicals that can be destructive to both our skin and the earth.

This little fruit also seems to be popping up everywhere from health food stores to the local mini-mart, usually found in concentrated drinks, capsules, and even energy bars.

So get ready for superb skin tone, smoothness, texture, and clarity, while being green at the same time, with the help of some of these products.

Acai Damage-Repairing Serum from Kiehl’s – $49.00

Its absorbent formula quickly penetrates skins surface to repair the effects of visible damage to skin tone, texture, and elasticity due to environmental oxidation, sun exposure, and other external skin stressors.

Acai Damage-Correcting Moisturizer from Kiehl’s – $45.00

This non-greasy moisturizer helps skin repair the visible effects of oxidative environmental stress, and makes the skin look visibly renewed, smoother, and more even-toned.

Fresh Sugar Acai Age-Delay Body Cream from Sephora – $65.00

This cream provides high anti-oxidant protection, helping to firm your skin.

Japanese Matcha Tea with Acai & Goji Berry Facial Mask from Sephora – $40.00

The harmonious blend of green and white clay, sea vegetables, sugarcane, jojoba, sunflower seed oil, tea extract, açaí, and goji berry will nurture your skin and senses.