Aside from #BreakingTheInternet and bae, kale must be one of the words I've seen the most on the Net. Personally, I'm not too bothered by the vegetable. I sometimes have it steamed with some mashed [sweet] potatoes or when I'm feeling really fancy – and have lots of time – I'll make some kale chips to fake healthy snacking. But skincare? I never really thought it was a thing, but I mean, if we've got kale infused nail polish, why the hell not slap it on our face and body?
Whilst it's know as a healthy snack (think: kale crisps/chips), it's actually much more than just a leafy green. It contains detoxifying benefits and contains essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to support the skin's elastin and collagen molecules. It can also reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improve the skin's overall feel and reduce free radical damage. Whoot!
I've been testing Nourish's Kale Enzymatic Exfoliating Cleanser in a few different ways now. You know I love versatile products, and you can use this as a daily cleanser, exfoliator and mask. (I like to use it as the latter.) I haven't used physical exfoliators ever since I stopped using Clearasil – don't judge – and I'm actually pleasantly surprised. The scrub is quite rough, so I wouldn't use this on a daily basis or put too much pressure whilst massaging it in. After all, you don't want your face to fall off. The Pomegranate Enzymes gently exfoliate the skin, leaving you with a smoother and healthier complexion, whilst Kale helps to increase suppleness.
As a self-proclaimed hand cream junkie, I couldn't not try their Argan & Kale Anti-Ageing Hand Cream. The scent of it is... interesting, so if you're only into creams that make you smell like a rose garden, this ain't for you. But if you care more about the actual performance of a product rather than its scent, read on. With Argan, Kale and Myrrh Oil as the main ingredients, as well as Frankincense and Neroli, it nourishes and smoothes the skin. Overtime it will even reduce fine lines and lighten dark spots. As I don't have either yet, I can't say much about that, but it packs a punch of moisture which my hands happily drink up. I bought my mum one already, guess that says 'nuff?