I think I've had açaí berry in my moisturizer, breakfast bar, yogurt, and maybe even in a $14 chocolate bar I splurged on in a particularly I Heart NY moment in SoHo. I have to say, I wasn't 100 percent shocked to see this article in the Times today that there's not a lot of science to back up all the weight loss, memory-boosting, superberry claims. No, a Brazilian berry isn't going to give you a Brazilian body or turn you into a rocket scientist. Not a huge surprise there.
But I was proud that when I looked back in the Allure archives that although we've reported on it here and in our magazine, we've always proceeded with caution. There's no doubt açaí is a powerful antioxidant-but getting the most of it through skincare is still difficult. In January of last year, dermatologist Jeannette Graf told us "topical products only contain a modest amount of açaí, because a high concentration of it would stain the skin and hair," and recommended choosing products that combine it with otherRead More »from Are there any real health benefits from aÃ§aÃ berries?