SUPERFOOD powders are all the rage. You can add them to water, smoothies, yoghurts and porridge or bake with them to get extra vitamins, minerals and health benefits.

This week I try them out and our beauty editor tests vitamin A products that kickstart skin renewal to reduce lines.


with Jane Atkinson


  • Aduna Hibiscus, £13.99 for 275g pouch, – buy here

This is 100 per cent dried hibiscus fruit and contains iron, calcium, fibre and digestive enzymes.

It is harvested and processed in Egypt, creating sustainable incomes for women there.

I mixed one teaspoon in my water bottle and it looks a deep Ribena colour. I loved the earthy flavour.

A lovely grown-up drink that makes water exciting. My fave.


  • Bioglan Superberries, on offer at £6.99 for 70g, – buy here

An immune-supporting blend of colourful berries and superfoods including goji, acai, pomegranate and coconut water.

It’s also been enhanced with vitamins C, K, manganese, folic acid and magnesium.

This had a much fruitier and lighter flavour than the others – it tasted slightly of raspberries.


  • Haskapa, £16 per 100g pouch, – buy here

These contain four times more anthocyanins than blueberries and triple the antioxidants.

They are said to lower blood pressure, prevent diabetes and have anti-inflammatory properties.

It is claimed they can play a role in sports nutrition too, improving performance.

This pouch contains simply freeze-dried berries with a lovely subtle flavour. Makes a very refreshing tea drink.


with Gabriella Stein


  • The Ordinary Gran-active Retinoid 2% Emulsion, £8, 30ml, – buy here

A highly advanced form of retinoid that is great for anti-aging. Gave me spots at first but now my skin is clear, my make-up goes on better and I’ve ordered the 5% to use after this bottle has gone.

For the price you can’t go wrong. My favourite.


  • No7 Advanced Retinol 1.5% Complex Night Concentrate, £34, 30ml, – buy here

Described as a perfect combination of retinol with a skin-compatible oil and water matrix to penetrate the skin with minimal irritation.

Plus it gives skin elasticity and bounce. It is non-perfumed and easily absorbed. It resurfaced and caused some dry flaky patches on the skin – but not amazing results for me.


  • Skinceuticals Retinol 0.3, £65, 30ml, – buy here

This potent night cream is 0.3 per cent retinol. A pea-sized amount covered my face and wasn’t too drying.

This felt the most powerful and I got too many dry patches so had to cut back. But once built up, I noticed an improvement in pore size and skin texture. Pricy but you only need a little to see results.

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