Chia seeds come from the Salvia hispanic plant which is a member of the mint family and was known as a staple in the ancient Aztec diet. The seeds and oil are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants and amino acids. They also provide a great source of energy that won’t keep you up at night as well as excellent for weight loss.

Due to the nutritional value, chia seeds has found its way into our diets through various recipes and concoctions such as sauces, jellies, thickeners, smoothies and carbohydrate substitutes just to name a few.

These precious little seeds have also extended their use into the skin care world through skincare products and nutrition or ‘food for the skin’.

Nutritional Values

• Rich in essential fatty acids
• Anti-inflammatory properties
• Boost metabolism
• Promotes nerve transmission
• Increase in energy production
• High in mineral and vitamins

Usage in Skin Care Products

• Cleansers
Exfoliants
• Masks
• Eye creams
• Moisturizers
• Serums

The benefits and side effects of chia seeds are not fully understood, however through further research and studies there is bound to be more opportunities yet to come.

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