Trendy, sure, but there are smart reasons to seek it in skin care, too.
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Bobbi Brown Skin Reviver No. 91 ($45; Park of a new series of tinctures developed by the iconic cosmetics line, this mix of powerful greens and algae delivers potent antioxidants directly to tired, parched skin. Apply between cleansing and moisturizing.

NIP + FAB Kale Fix Make-Up Removing Pads ($13; Kale and watercress extracts help repair damage while plumping skin with moisturizing benefits. These cleansing pads are gentle enough to use around the delicate eye area.

Pacifica Kale Juice Cleanse AHA Surface Overhaul Mask ($15; Boost your skin's vibrancy and brightness with this kale-fortified facial mask. You'll see noticeable results in 15 minutes or less.

Bursting with nutrients, kale makes a tasty addition to soups, casseroles, or even simply sautéed as a side dish. So even if you aren't interested in its beauty-boosting powers, consider adding it to your dinner table tonight.