What is the New Superfruit?

This article is sponsored by Amla Glow

With more antioxidant power than the famed acai berry, amla—or Indian gooseberry—is the new superfruit that has sparked the latest trend in the skincare and wellness industries. It has an ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) value 150 times higher than acai, which is basically the total antioxidant capacity of a food determined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. For centuries, this superfruit has been used in the traditional Indian medical practice known as Ayurveda, and is highly revered for its ultra-nourishing and rejuvenating benefits.

Amla’s Medicinal Properties

The amla fruit is power packed with vitamin C (even more than oranges), amino acids and minerals as well as gallic and ellagic acids, which are known to be biologically effective. In Ayuerveda, Amla has historically been widely used to help treat a variety of ailments ranging from the common cold and fever to inflammation.

Fight Aging Skin with Antioxidants

Beyond the Ayuerveda are amla’s benefits in the realm of beauty and skincare. Due to its high antioxidant content, amla may help slow down the visible signs of aging skin as it fights the free radical damage that largely contributes to the dreaded fine lines, wrinkles, dullness and dark spots. Its high level of vitamin C may also help tone, brighten and restore skin’s healthy-looking glow.

Improve Hair’s Healthy Appearance

Consuming amla juice or supplements has been linked to maintaining your hair’s vibrant, youthful appearance.

A quick search online on amla’s beauty benefits pulls up a ton of beauty tips and DIYs. To use as an intensive conditioner, you can massage amla oil into your scalp after washing your hair. Leave it on for 15 minutes and wash it off with warm water. To help remove dry flakes, massage amla oil into your scalp, cover it with a shower cap, and leave it on overnight. Keep in mind that as with any topical treatment, there may be side effects of amla, albeit rare, for those who are sensitive or allergic to the superfruit. Always spot test before treating your entire scalp to see if you have any allergic reactions.

New Skincare with Amla Yields Visible Results

With the rising popularity of amla in the beauty and wellness space, more and more companies are finding innovative ways to provide solutions to common beauty conundrums. A new skincare line called AMLA GLOW helps enhance the anti-aging benefits of the superfruit by combining it with other skin-nourishing and -refining ingredients. Its hero product, Detoxifying Clay Mask, features three mineral-rich Indian clays designed to gently exfoliate, detox and purify your skin. Its Rejuvenating Youth Oil, an essential component of the skincare system, helps visibly reduce discoloration and restore balance to the skin, which are huge factors for helping to achieve a youthful-looking glow. It also contains squalene, a popular moisturizer, to help improve the look of skin elasticity and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

There’s currently an offer to try their 3-piece kit for just $39.95. It contains the Detoxifying Clay Mask, Rejuvenating Youth Oil and Revitalizing Eye Cream, plus Rejuvenating Superfruit Supplements as a free gift. You can check it out here.