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Super-Cacao Skin Benefits: International Facialist Abigail James

Abigail James is an international facialist, skin expert and wellness therapist with over 10 years' experience.  She approaches health and beauty from the inside-out and the outside-in and is a big believer in the power of superfoods to help keep us feeling and looking great! We asked Abigail just why Aduna Super-Cacao is such an amazing natural booster for skin.

Super-Cacao Skin Benefits

As a facialist, the two most common client requests within treatment are to improve dryness, dullness and to look 10 years younger! Products and facials obviously help but its well documented that key nutrients are vital to feeding the skin from within for long-lasting results.

Aduna Super-Cacao is one of those wow ingredients, it is packed with powerful antioxidants that support your health and skin on so many levels: protecting, repairing and preventing cell damage. 

Healthy Blood Flow

Super-Cacao is an exceptionally high-flavanol cacao powder. Cacao flavanols are a plant-based antioxidant which support your heart health. Thanks to its high flavanol content, Super-Cacao is scientifically proven to support healthy blood flow.

With such high levels of cacao flavanols supporting blood flow, the increased nutrients, water and oxygen your skin will get from fresh blood flow will leave your skin amazingly hydrated and your complexion glowing.

Increased blood flow also supports healthy cell turnover, giving you younger, brighter-looking skin.

Antioxidant Powerhouse

Super-Cacao has incredibly high levels of skin-loving antioxidants: 80x antioxidants of green tea, 15x antioxidants of blueberries and 4x that of goji berries.

Antioxidants are essential when it comes to supporting the ageing process of the skin long-term and preventing damage. To counteract oxidative stress and the constant effects of free radicals, (these are unstable molecules that damage collagen causing skin dryness, fine lines, wrinkles and premature ageing), our body produces an army of antioxidants to defend itself, but needs the right nutrients to support this process. 

I like to see antioxidants as the calm meditator cells. They are stable cells with the ability to donate a calming electron to the unstable crazy free radicals – a little like a chill pill to rebalance and calm down the unstable free radicals while also maintaining their own composure and balance. Your body naturally produces antioxidants and its ability to do so relates to our genetic makeup.

Nutrition, supplements and skincare ingredients high in antioxidants are vital in supporting cells in the calming of unstable free radicals and preventing cell damage, premature ageing and restoring health and balance.

Regular cacao is well known for its high antioxidant content but Aduna Super-Cacao takes this to new levels with one of the highest antioxidant contents I’ve seen for a while. Incorporating it in your diet will make a big long-term difference to your complexion and will do wonders to repair, rejuvenate and brighten your skin.

Abigail’s treatments are available at the Liz Earle Duke of York Square store (38-39 Duke of York Square King's Road SW3 4LY). Home visits are available in Surrey and London.  For more information, please visit: