Why You Need Quinoa In Your Beauty Products


Quinoa packs plenty of beauty boosting proteins and amino acids. Not only is it beneficial to include it in your next meal, it can do wonders when formulated into your products. Here’s how you can incorporate this super grain into your beauty routine.


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For Skin

Quinoa has the vitamins, proteins and antioxidants skin needs to look its best. . They boost collagen production and help seal in essential moisture, warding off the signs of aging. 

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Cowshed Quinoa Hydrating Daily Moisturizer

Cowshed uses the hydrating power of Quinoa to deliver smoother and deeply cleansed skin. It’s also formulated with Essential Oils of Geranium to clarify your complexion. $48, cowshed.com

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DIY Quinoa Facial

Making your own Quinoa facial is very easy.  Combine cooked quinoa, plain yogurt, mimosa essential oil and two egg yolks in a blender and apply the mixture to your face. After a few minutes, rinse and say hello to beatiful and moisturized skin!

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For Hair

The proteins and amino acids in Quinoa keep hair strong by repairing damage and protecting it from future breakage. It also has humectants that attract moisture from the air to keep strands beautiful and hydrated.

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PhytoSpecific Moisturizing Styling Balm

This moisturizing styling balm is formulated with quinoa oil and rice wax to help restore shine and hydrate hair, leaving it soft and easy to manage. $28, sephora.com

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Rahua Conditioner

Known for using 100% natural and organic ingredients, Rahua’s Conditioner harnasses the power of quinoa to revitalize hair and boost moisture retention, especially since it’s a leave-in. $34, rahua.com

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Paul Mitchell Ultimate Color Repair Shampoo

Paul Mitchell’s Quinoa Color Repair complex repairesand replenishes hair while locking in color for up to 9 weeks.  Its sulfate-free cleansing formula also has sugar cane and lemon peel to add shine and manageability to your strands.  $20, loxabeauty.com

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Briogeo Be Gentle, Be Kind Co Wash Avocado + Quinoa Co-Wash

Briogeo uses quinoa extract to cleanse, condition, detangle and nourish hair with just one product. Made especially textured and color-treated strands, it uses avocado, shea and aloe to deliver soft and silky hair. $20, briogeohair.com

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