If you're the type of person who looks at the little bottles of serums and mists and tonics on the shelves at Sephora and sees legit magic potions (pffft, "skin care products"), then you know the thrill of discovering a secret new substance that supposedly delivers life-changing results. Naturally, those secrets don't keep for long; right now, everybody's singing the praises of food-based skin care ingredients for such superpowers as the ability to fight everything from wrinkles to redness to blemishes and more... but do they really deliver?
When it comes to believing that a certain product is as miraculous as it claims to be, I'm probably a little too willing to suspend disbelief... again, probably because in my mind mascara wands are right up there with Harry Potter wands (if HP weren't fictional, that is). So while the science behind why such wholesome, even ingestible ingredients like Vitamin C and turmeric are good for your skin seems pretty solid, I wanted to consult with a skin care professional to find out if my hopes were wildly misplaced. So I reached out to Dr. Richard Torbeck, board-certified dermatologist with Advanced Dermatology PC, for his take on five food-based ingredients that are currently super trendy.