Celery juice can help treat skin conditions like acne, psoriasis and eczema – but the taste isn’t pleasant, plus it’s expensive. Now a beauty brand has released the world’s first celery skincare range so you can say goodbye to juicing, forever.
There’s a good chance you’ve read about, talked about it and may have even tried chugging the green liquid down first thing in the morning all while holding your breathe – and then proceeding to wash your mouth with water straight after.
In 2019, the world underwent a huge celery shortage, which caused celery prices to skyrocket higher than ever before. And we have one man to blame for this: Anthony William, AKA the man who calls himself the “Medical Medium”.
William considers himself to be the originator of the “global celery juice movement”, distilled into a single action: start every day by drinking 16 ounces – or about 470ml – of pure celery juice on an empty stomach and wait 15-30 minutes before eating or drinking anything else.
The health benefits of doing so range from less bloating to weight loss, sustained energy and improved digestion. But the biggest benefit the craze became most famous for was its ability to promote clearer skin and even treat skin conditions like acne and eczema. In fact, Kim Kardashian even admitted to drinking the green stuff to treat her psoriasis.
But even though celery-believers swear by it for its clear skin benefits, anyone who has tried the trend has experienced three things: a) it tastes like utter crap; b) it’s an expensive upkeep (especially on top of the avo toast addiction); and c) cleaning a juicer is a pain in the ass. Like, seriously.
Which is where premium beauty brand Starskin have stepped in.
In an attempt to help everyone reap the skin benefits of the green liquid sans having to actually consume it, the brand have released the world’s first celery juice skincare line – and boy, is it good.
Available from Sephora Australia, the Celery Juice collection is part of the brand’s Orglamic range and currently has two products: an Emulsion ($95.00) and a Balm ($57).
The Emulsion is an all-in-one treatment that is made up of 50 per cent pure celery juice extract, along with eggplant, nettle leaf and elderflower. It’s packed with vitamins A, C and k to fight free radicals and purify the skins for a clearer and healthier complexion.
The Balm is formulated with a base of 47 per cent radish seed extract, celery juice and sunflower seed oil to remove dirt and impurities. It also contains oils like tea tree, rosehip and camellia to treat impurities and help protect, nourish and soothe the skin.
Unfortunately Sephora won’t be stocking the products until June 3, 2020, so until then it’ll be back to the juicing… yeahhh, on second thought, no thanks.