We’re probably all familiar with bamboo, but did you know it has some serious beauty benefits? Read on to learn all about one of our favorite superfoods for hair, skin, and nails!
What is bamboo extract?
Bamboo is the richest plant source of silica, a compound that’s an essential building block for collagen production. Both silica and collagen occur naturally in the body, but their levels dwindle as we age, leading to decreased hair, skin, and nail health. Bamboo extract, made from the whole bamboo plant, provides your body with extra silica, helping you produce more collagen and boosting your natural glow.
Why we love it:
This superfood has tons of beauty benefits! Regularly using bamboo extract increases collagen production, which can improve skin strength and elasticity. This prevents wrinkles and keeps your skin plump, firm, and glowy. Collagen also promotes natural moisture levels and fortifies the skin barrier, which helps your skin retain hydration, protects it from irritation, and even prevents breakouts!
Adding bamboo extract to your routine benefits your hair and nail health too! Silica promotes blood flow to the scalp, which can lead to less shedding, while boosted collagen production leads to shinier, more hydrated hair. Silica can also strengthen your nails and make them less prone to peeling and breakage.*
How to use it:
Ready to add bamboo extract to your routine? Our favorite (and maybe the most delicious) way is with Coconut Collagen Boost! With a dreamy vanilla-coconut flavor, this powdered creamer adds the perfect beauty boost to any part of your daily routine. Bonus – it’s 100% plant-based. Add it to your lattes, smoothies, coffee, or oatmeal, or whip up one of our favorite recipes linked below!
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Consult your healthcare practitioner before use if pregnant, breastfeeding, or on medication.