There’s a good reason why chia seeds are being called a super food. It’s the highest natural source of omega 3 and omega 6, has high antioxidant levels and is rich in minerals and vitamins. Also, it’s not unusual to see chia seed oil in beauty products, especially in anti-aging skin care. The oil promises a number of beneficial effects for the skin: to soothe, to regenerate and to prevent the sign of aging. That’s exactly what you can expect from CHIADERM+ Balm and CHIADERM+ Serum. CHIADERM + is a US brand that has a small range of skin care products made with chia seed oil. Here’s my opinion about them:
CHIADERM+ Youth-activated Serum (15ml for $30)
The serum comes in a pretty dark blue glass bottle with a dropper. It has a fish+nuts scent, which reminds me bit of a seaweed hydrosol, but not that bad. The scent actually winds up after a few minutes, so it’s all good. The CHIADERM+ serum contains a single ingredient – chia seed extract. The serum has a broad use and can be applied not only on your face, but also on your hair, hands and any dry, dehydrated and eczema-prone spots you’d like to soothe. Its consistency is a bit runny, which makes it easier to apply. Also, it’s non-sticky and my skin feels silky and comfortable.
Ingredients: Chia Seed Extract.
CHIADERM+ Age-defying Balm (50ml for $42, sample size available)
This balm is packed in a nice dark blue jar with a black lid. The balm itself is solid, so it needs a spatula to take it out (a spatula isn’t included). It melts quickly once rubbed between hands and becomes oil-consistency. I expected it to be super greasy, but my skin absorbed it pretty quick (I used it for my hands). However, I still feel it’s more suitable for mature, dry skin or as spot treatment. Because of its natural antibacterial properties, the balm promises to soothe skin and to reduce the appearance of redness and scarring.
Ingredients: Glycine Soy (Soybean) Oil, Beeswax, Salvia Hispanica (Chia) Seed Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Oil, Hydrogenated Soy Polyglycerides, C15-23 Alkane, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Honey, Royal Jelly Extract, Propolis Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil.
Have you tried products with chia seed oil? What are your thoughts?
*PR Sample. All opinions are honest and my own.