Popular in Japan since the 19th century as a food supplement, chlorella is a tiny green algae that grows in the far east.
If you’re not really a biology person, basically chlorella is a powerful anti-oxidant that helps fight off oxygen free radicals (that’s what causes your skin to age) and boost elastin, which gives your skin its elasticity. It has twice as much protein as spinach, and apparently can even help with weight loss!
To put chlorella to the test, I tried out the Sun Chlorella Cream (£59.95) to see if it could give my skin a much needed boost. While I’m only in my twenties, it’s never too early to start using anti-aging creams, plus the cream is a hydrating moisturiser that should give dull skin a vibrancy boost.
The sleek little tub contains a minty green coloured moisturiser that has a lovely, earthy smell. Filled with only natural ingredients, you don’t have to worry about the long term issues of using chemicals on your face everyday with this cream. I start from wrinkle problem areas like the side of the eyes, forehead and neck and rub the cream into the centre of my face.
One of the biggest problems I have with my skin is for it to have a tendency to look a little dull, but after around a week of use I definitely started to notice my skin perk up and look more vibrant. After a few days, I start to use the cream as my main daily moisturiser.
If you’re looking to give your skin a vibrancy boost and prefer completely natural skin care products, this cream is definitely for you. An anti-ageing cream and moisturiser in one, Sun Chlorella Cream might have an expensive price tag, but the benefits are worth it.
If it’s just that bit too expensive for you though, you can get chlorella supplements in tablet and powder form from your local Holland and Barrett.