There’s a good reason why chia seeds are being called as one of the most powerful superfoods. It’s the highest natural source of omega 3 and omega 6 acids, has high antioxidant levels and is rich in minerals and vitamins. The oil promises a number of beneficial effects: soothes, regenerates, and fights fine lines. That’s exactly what you can expect from CHIADERM+ Balm and CHIADERM+ Serum. CHIADERM + is a beauty brand from the US that has a small range of skincare products made with chia seed oil. Here’s my opinion about them:
CHIADERM+ Serum ($39 for 15ml)
The serum comes in a dark blue glass bottle with a dropper. It has a smell of fish and nuts, which reminds me a bit of a seaweed hydrosol. 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 used not only for your face but also for the hair, hands, and any dry, dehydrated, and eczema-prone spots you’d like to soothe. Its consistency is runny, which makes it easier to apply. Also, it’s non-sticky, and my skin feels silky and comfortable after using it.
CHIADERM+ Balm ($42 for 50ml, sample size available)
This balm comes in a dark blue jar with a black lid. The balm itself is solid, so you’ll need 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 greasy, but my skin absorbed it pretty fast (I used it for my hands). However, I still feel it’s more suitable for mature, dry skin or as a spot treatment. Because of its natural antibacterial properties, the balm promises to soothe skin and to reduce the appearance of redness and scarring.
Have you tried products with chia seed oil?