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The Beauty Glossary: Q is for Quinoa

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The health-conscious will be very familiar with quinoa. For some it probably has a residing space in the cupboard – you know, in-between the cous cous and oats. With quinoa, you can make a mean superfood salad. It’s those nutrients found in quinoa, the ones which make it a great addition to your pepper stuffing, that your skin and hair will love.

Quinoa extract can help brighten your complexion and slow down the ageing process, smoothing out those fine lines. It also gets in the way of bad guys matrix metalloproteinases, which cause collagen breakdown, and the enzyme and melain granules needed to produce hyperpigmentation. Quinoa is a great antioxidant too.

The protein content found in quinoa is higher than in any other grain or seed. Hair needs protein, which nourishes your scalp and hair from deep within to encourage the growth of healthy strands. Because it’s so rich in minerals, like calcium, iron and phosphorus, quinoa helps to retain moisture in your scalp and prevent dryness and flakiness. Because quinoa is packed with vitamin E, it can also minimize hair loss.

Browse our favorite products formulated with quinoa:



  1. Briogeo Be Gentle, Be Kind Avocado + Quinoa Co-Wash
    $22.40 Buy now with Skinstore US

    Briogeo Be Gentle, Be Kind Avocado + Quinoa Co-Wash

    Be gentle and kind to your hair – try going shampoo-free for a while. Nothing gets you happy  hair like Briogeo’s Be Gentle, Be Kind Avocado + Quinoa Co-wash cleanser: a non-lathering, sulfate-free cleansing conditioner that lifts away dirt and impurities from the hair, while rehydrating, nourishing, and de-tangling. Wonder ingredient avocado oil is packed with hair-essential fatty acids, antioxidants, vitamin E and protein, to replenish and maintain hydration from the inside out.

    Meanwhile, quinoa extract forms a protective barrier around the cuticle to shield against free radicals and retain moisture and nutrients to the hair.

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  2. Skin Authority Beauty Infusion Quinoa & Avocado For Hydrating
    $54.00 Buy now with Skinstore US

    Skin Authority Beauty Infusion Quinoa & Avocado For Hydrating

    Reignite a youthful glow with Skin Authority’s Beauty Infusion™ Quinoa & Avocado for Hydrating: an anti-ageing formula that works to replenish and rejuvenate thirsty complexions.

    Synergising quinoa protein, avocado oil and vitamin E, this fast-absorbing, non-greasy treatment helps to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, whilst delivering intense moisture and improving skin texture to leave your complexion soft, smooth and refined.

    Can be used alone or mixed with foundation and skincare products.

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  3. Rahua Omega 9 Hair Mask
    $62.00 Buy now with Skinstore US

    Rahua Omega 9 Hair Mask

    Rahua’s Omega 9 Hair Mask will inject your roots with life and shine, promoting a healthy scalp and preserving color vibrancy. Unlike other oils which simply coat the hair strands, omega 9-rich unguruahua oil penetrates into the core of each strand to heal, fortify and provide moisture. Meanwhile, gluten-free quinoa strengthens and protects while lavendar and eucalyptus provide a light, aromatic fragrance.

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  4. Kebelo The Ultimate Silk Anti-Frizz Set
    $35.00 Buy now with Skinstore US

    Kebelo The Ultimate Silk Anti-Frizz Set

    Transform and de-frizz all hair types with the Ultimate Silk Anti-Frizz Set by Kebelo. This complete hair care regime will cleanse, condition and smooth down frizzy strands so that your hair feels clean and soft with a silky shine and finish.

    The set contains the Silk Shampoo, a ‘superfood’ formula to smooth each strand so that hair is soft and lightweight bouncy;  the Silk Conditioner, which effectively de-tangles, moisturizes and smoothes so that hair is frizz and knot free; and the Silk Cream, which uses quinoa, amaranth and chamomile to smooth and revitalize hair.

    The styling cream is the unsung hero. It helps reduce styling time, contributing to keeping hair healthy and stronger by not being overworked. With added argan and jojoba oil, hair is left nourished with a stunning shine and silky feel.

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  5. bareMinerals Lash Domination Mascara
    $19.00 Buy now with Skinstore US

    bareMinerals Lash Domination Mascara

    The bareMinerals Lash Domination mascara open your eyes to new possibilities. This supercharged mascara has the superpower of 10, committed to volumizing, lengthening, thickening, separating and lasting all day with superior smudge resistance.

    The exclusive ProTwist180™ Wand is spiraled 180° to curve around lashes and coat all angles with intense black color and is powered by nourishing minerals and quinoa protein complex for outrageous, super-sized volume that coats each individual lash.


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