Açai has quickly become a staple in chic dessert cafes and vegan diets. That’s because these unassuming little berries actually pack a punch— they’re bursting with antioxidants, fibre and healthy fats that are said to decrease the risk of heart disease, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and even cancer. And of course, whatever’s good for your health will naturally translate to your appearance. *Wink!*
If your love for açai surpasses simply having it for dessert, we have some good news for you. Now you can add these berries to your skincare and makeup routine too! Here are some of the products we’ve curated, ranging from facial washes to even bath bombs and bubble baths.
1. Ciaté London Fruit Burst Lip Oil (Lychee and Açai)
This Ciaté London Fruit Burst Lip Oil (Lychee and Açai) sounds good enough to eat! There’s another superfood ingredient in this product as well: moisturising avocado oil. Overall, this non-sticky, wholesome blend of fruits helps deliver some much-needed hydration to chapped lips, as well as a glossy splash of colour that promises to brighten your smile. It’s also vegan and gluten-free – as nourishing as any lippie can get!
Available on Lookfantastic for SGD24.50.
2. Holika Holika Pure Essence Mask Sheet
Korean beauty brand Holika Holika is quick to hop onto the açai bandwagon with this Pure Essence Mask Sheet! Apply this mask to your cleansed face for 20 minutes for a brightened and refreshed complexion. Pat the remaining moisture onto your face for maximum absorption.
Retails on Lookfantastic for SGD3.50.
3. Fourth Ray Beauty Açai Face Milk
Colourpop’s sister brand, Fourth Ray Beauty, prides itself by being clean, cruelty-free and vegan. If you’re always out and about in the busy city, give their Açai Face Milk a shot, which nourishes and protects your skin from environmental pollution.
It’s also brimming with other health substances like dragonfruit oil and passionfruit extract that’ll leave your skin feeling smooth and moisturised. You can also choose from other products in the same range such as Avocado, Matcha, Rose and White Tea.
Get it on Fourth Ray Beauty for USD14 (SGD18.88).
4. Utena Juicy Cleanse Facial Wash (Açai)
Check out Utena’s Açai Juicy Cleanse Facial Wash, a clay facial wash that contains argan oil and açai extract. There are two kinds of clay in the formula: Glacier Ocean Mud and Mineral Clay, both of which firm the skin, minimise the appearance of open pores and remove dead skin cells so your skin looks silky smooth and flawless. Brazilian raspberries and prunes are also thrown into the mix for an added moisturising effect.
Buy it from Watsons for SGD19.90.
5. Dr. Botanicals Açai & Goji Berry Face Mask
This 10-minute Açai & Goji Berry Face Mask by Dr. Botanicals is perfect if you only have a little time left to get glam before heading out. This vegan and cruelty-free mask brightens your complexion as well as tightens and removes impurities from your skin. With this product, it won’t be hard to finally achieve that au naturel glow on your face that’ll get you plenty of compliments!
Shop the product on Beauty Bay for SGD25.25.
6. Sunday Rain Açai Berry Body Scrub and Bubble Bath
Scrub away the grime and dirt after a long day out with Sunday Rain’s Açai Berry Body Scrub. The end result is glowing, polished, and smooth skin that’ll have you falling in bed comfy and content.
Buy this on ASOS for SGD11.99.
Got a bathtub? Here’s another Sunday Rain product to pamper yourself with! Embrace your inner child with this Açai Berry Bubble Bath. It’s açai-scented, relaxing, and very bubbly. Why go to the spa when you can bring the spa to your house?
Also on ASOS for SGD7.99.
7. Sol de Janeiro Açai Body Power Cream
Here’s another treat for your body! If your skin’s been looking a little dull and feeling kind of dry, rejuvenate it with this Sol de Janeiro Açai Body Power Cream. Simply massage a dollop of cream on your skin in circular motions to aid absorption. This product helps combat free radicals, which means it contains anti-ageing properties to keep your skin youthful and radiant.
Retails on Beautylish at USD45 (SGD60.79).
8. It Cosmetics Tightline Waterproof Black Primer Eyeliner Mascara
This multi-purpose Tightline Waterproof Black Primer Eyeliner Mascara by It Cosmetics might just be the holy grail you never knew you needed. For starters, it’s an eyeliner, lash primer and waterproof mascara all in one! Did we mention it also contains lash-enhancing serum? And yes, it’s infused with açai of course, among other wonder ingredients like avocado, olive, jojoba and collagen so your lashes stay strong and long.
At SGD74.17, we think it’s worth every penny! Get it now on Amazon.
9. Revolution Conceal and Hydrate Concealer
If you’re on a budget but in serious need of some makeup, try Revolution’s Conceal and Hydrate Concealer, a lightweight product that ensures all your spots, dark eye rings, and acne scars stay hidden without compromising the quality of your skin.
This concealer won’t leave your skin cakey as it’s enriched with hyaluronic acid and açai to keep your skin supple and smooth. It also comes in 50 shades, so you’ll definitely be able to find one that suits your skin tone.
Available on Beauty Bay at SGD7.50.
10. Vitamin World Platinum Açai
Give this Vitamin World Platinum Açai beauty supplement a shot if you’d like to see a change from the inside out. This anti-ageing supplement protects your skin from UV rays, promoting overall healthy and clear skin, and is void of sweeteners, preservatives and gluten. While layering on makeup and applying skincare products undoubtedly enhance our appearance, what goes into our stomach is equally important, if not more.
Get this on Amazon for SGD55.64.
11. Bubble T Bath Fizzer – Hibiscus & Acai Berry Tea
Spice things up in the bathroom with this Bubble T Bath Fizzer in Hibiscus & Acai Berry Tea. This exciting bath bomb is made not only with açai and hibiscus, but goji berries too, which are known to be rich in antioxidants and vitamin C. Kick back in the bathtub and fall into a relaxing trance as your body soaks in all the nourishment this product has to offer.
Retails on Lookfantastic for SGD5.50.