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The beauty benefits of caviar

Cover Media logo Cover Media 07/08/2017

If caviar makes you think of Dynasty-era women gingerly nibbling it off blinis, think again!

While to some it is a delicious appetiser, the Russian delicacy is also loaded with major beauty benefits such as vitamins and amino acids that have made it an indispensable ingredient for beauty products and treatments.

The benefits come from the extract of caviar and while the luxury products may not be the cheapest buys, caviar-infused formulas can deliver some gorgeous results.

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Think nourished, beautifully radiant skin and glossy hydrated hair, and you don’t even have to eat it to get results - Angelina Jolie is just one of the many celebrities who has confessed to loving caviar skincare products.

Beauty brands have been extracting the good bits, usually from sturgeon eggs, to create caviar-infused offerings which deliver gorgeous results. When mixed with an antioxidant, caviar extract can boost skin regeneration as well as strengthen the skin's structure. And don’t worry you won’t need to slather the raw fish eggs on your face - unless you really want to.

Read on for beauty benefits you can expect from products with caviar extract.

Goodbye fine lines

Caviar’s number one benefit is its anti-ageing properties. Caviar extract contains antioxidants to protect skin against dangerous UVA and UVB rays. This helps to prevent against collagen and elastin breakdown. La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Cream - which checks in at a very luxe price - works wonders on lessening the appearance of wrinkles. Or try Aldi’s Lacura Caviar 3-minute Mask containing caviar extract. This product won’t break the bank and will gently remove dead skin cells and help to moisturise. While Swedish brand Kerstin Florian’s Caviar Age-Defense Serum, which combines caviar extract with peptides, reportedly reduced wrinkle depth by up to 27 per cent after 56 days of use in an in-house in vivo study.

Welcome glowing skin

Caviar extract is highly moisturising thanks to the fatty acids omega-3 and omega-6. They provide moisture and leave behind a beautiful glow, making skin appear more radiant and youthful. Try Caviar of Switzerland 24h Regeneration Cream and use Kerstin Florian’s rejuvenating Caviar Damascene Rose face mist to top up on hydration during the day.

Say hello to hydrated hair

The UV protective and moisturising properties in caviar extract that help improve the texture and quality of the skin also provides great anti-ageing benefits for your hair. Neville Hair & Beauty’s Caviar Hair Treatment offers an indulgent and blissful hour-long treatment using a bespoke masque enriched with essential fatty acids and ceramides to help cleanse and revitalise hair from the roots. Perfect for all hair types, the treatment works to rid the scalp of impurities whilst strengthening hair fibres and imparting mirror-like shine. Or try Alterna Caviar Replenishing Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner - these products are infused with caviar extract, vitamin C, and cytokines.

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