Use fruit-infused skincare products for their hydrating, exfoliating, and anti-aging properties
By Carla Snuggs
Pumpkins, pears, pomegranates and blackberries are some of the most delicious fall fruits, but did you know they are not only scrumptious, but they are also great for our skin? Yes, some of your favorite fruits take skincare products to the next level! We tapped two leading skincare experts, Cecilia Wong and Hollybeth Anderson, to learn more about a variety of fall fruits and their skincare benefits.
Cecilia Wong, founder of Cecilia Wong Skincare describes the benefits of avocados, pears, blackberries and papayas:
Avocados are a nutritional powerhouse, containing Vitamins B, C and K, as well as fat. Supremely hydrating, they leave skin supple and plump, minimize wrinkles, treat psoriasis, and provide protection from the sun.
Pears are chock full of Vitamins C and K, and copper. Providing protection from free radicals that damage skin cells, they also have anti-inflammatory properties which make them perfect for oily/acneic skin. A high fiber fruit, they keep skin smooth and soft.
Blackberries are a wonder fruit with high levels of antioxidants, Vitamins A, C and K, phyto-nutrients, and folates. They fight pollution and free radicals and with a high water content, provide intense hydration to the skin, while detoxifying and cleansing pores.
Papayas are filled with antioxidants and have a high concentration of Vitamin A. They contain an enzyme called “papain” which is a natural exfoliant, sloughing off dead, dull skin. They also firm and tone the skin.
HollyBeth Anderson, founder of HollyBeth Organics fills us in on the benefits of pumpkins and pomegranates:
Pumpkins contain fatty acids, Vitamins A, C, E and zinc, making them an anti-aging powerhouse. They boost collagen production, increase cell renewal, brighten and smooth the skin, as well as protect from environmental damage.
Pomegranates are one of the oldest fruits on the planet and have been recognized for their ability to stimulate cell growth. Chock full of antioxidants, they produce glowing, healthy skin.
If you want to add some fruit-infused skincare products to your skincare regimen, check out some of Posh Beauty Blog's faves!
TastyFace Organics is a small batch producer of handcrafted 100% natural and organic skincare products. Kelly Ross, the founder, uses fruit/super-fruits in almost all of her products. I am in love with the Argan + Sweet Oil Nourishing Serum ($39, Tastyfaceorganics.myshopify.com) which has sweet orange essential oil, I’m crazy about the Blood Orange Vanilla Body Butter with blood orange essential oil ($25, Tastyfaceorganics.myshopify.com) – so luxe and hydrating!
Hollybeth Organics Nourishing Body Oil
Hollybeth Organics Nourishing Body Oil is chock full of antioxidants because it contains pumpkin seed and pomegranate oils . Pumpkin seed oil boosts collagen production and increases cell renewal while pomegranate is packed with fatty acids and anti-oxidants and anti-aging properties. I love adding a little to my bath water to my keep skin super hydrated and the scent is heavenly ($55, Hollybethorganics.com).
Bodyography Hydrating Mask
Formulated with age-defying antioxidant fruit and plant extracts, this remarkably active mask drenches and hydrates your skin, while improving the texture, and in turn reduces dryness and fine lines. Anti-Oxidants like Watermelon, Green Tea, and Apple fruit extract give your skin a healthy boost and beautiful natural glow. Your skin feels plump, soft, hydrated and ready to face the day after continued use ($32, Bodyography.com).
Cecilia Wong Black Currant Serum
Cecilia Wong’s Black Currant Serum hydates, calm, balance, regenerate, revitalize and revive skin. This serum has high levels of phytonutrients, antioxidants, vitamins, and essential fatty acids which are needed to boost collagen and elasticity You only need a drop or two, so this goes a long way to make your skin feel look and feel amazing ($72, Ceciliawongskincare.com).
Skin Authority Ultra Rich Moisturizer
The "Earl Grey Tea" of skin care, Skin Authority Ultra Rich Moisturizer calms redness, soothes inflammation, and restores skin's moisture balance to even out skin tone with the help of Cranberry, Mango seed and Grape seed ($55, Skinauthority.com). I also suggest Skin Authority Apricot -Bamboo Ginseng Scrub which is one of my favorite ways to create an at-home spa experience. It softens and smooths dry, flaky skin and if you have any inflammation, it will help calm it ($36, Skinauthority.com).
Fleur's Delight Scrub Flowers and Fruit
Fleur's Delight Scrub Flowers and Fruit contains luscious apricot, coconut, dates and orange. This luxe scrub eliminates dead skin cells, regenerates skin ($44, Lespausa.com).It’s perfect together with Fleur's Wrinkle Correction Cream with Mango! Mangos have antioxidants and hydrate leaving the skin nourished radiant ($73.50, Lespausa.com).
NIP + FAB Tummy Fix
NIP + FAB Tummy Fix is a revolutionary formula to improve skin tone and texture around the abdominal area. Amarashape sculpts + promotes elasticity and it’s got bitter orange which smoothes and firms skin while lecithin softens and hydrates ($18, Target and Target.com).
Rodial Super Acids X-Treme Pore Shrink
Gently remove makeup, sweep away dirt and oil and visibly reduce the appearance of enlarged pores with SUPER ACIDS X-Treme Pore Shrink cleansing pads by Rodial. Each pad contains a blend of gentle apple amino acids mixed with olive oil and salicylic acid to deeply cleanse and soften, evermat(r) to shrink the appearance of pores while refining skin's texture for a more toned look, and biotilys(r) probiotic technology to help strengthen and protect skin from daily external aggressors while boosting hydration ($48, Nordstrom.com and Target.com).
Rituals Laughing Buddha Happy Buddha Foaming Shower Gel
Enjoy the citrus refreshment of organic Mandarin in Rituals Laughing Buddha Happy Buddha Foaming Shower Gel. It’s extremely energizing and enlivening wih the zesty blend of organic mandarin and yuzu. I love the rich lather – you’ll feel like a new woman afterward ($15, Us.rituals.com).
Jurlique Fruit Enzyme Exfoliator
This highly effective fruit-based facial treatment. Jurlique Fruit Enzyme Exfoliator, exfoliates skin for a smoother complexion, clearer skin and instantly helps your skin look and feel revitalized and healthy! Sodium hyaluronate boosts and maintains your skin's moisture content, leaving your skin supple and hydrated ($47, Jurlique.com).
AllBeauty Water is a nutrient enhanced skincare drink(r) formulated to help hydrate and nourish your skin from within. Each bottle has 2 glasses of water + 8 SkinVitamins(r) +7 SkinNutrients(r) (including minerals, antioxidants and electrolytes). They are delicious and refreshing and 0 calories (no sugar). The drink is all natural and has nothing artificial in it- no artificial sweeteners, flavors or preservatives. Kosher certified,Vegan, Gluten-free, GMO-free. Great flavors, too: Pomegranate Rose, Strawberry Acai, and Cucumber Aloe. I am addicted to the Pomegrante Rose ($36 for 12, Allbeautywater.com).
SeabuckWonders Sea Buckthorn Berry Oil and Body Lotion
This 100% pure Sea Buckthorn oil, Sea Buckthorn Berry Oil, contains up to 30-35% Omega-1, the highest concentration known in the natural word, providing the best results this amazing super fruit can offer. Sea Buckthorn Berry Oil provides a rich supply of vitamins E and A, and the presence of the legendary SOD (superoxide dismutase), among other valuable nutrients, make this Sea Buckthorn Berry Oil invaluable for your health and beauty routine ($15.97, Seabuckwonders.com). SeabuckWonders Award-Winning Body Lotion ($14.97, Seabuckwonders.com) is also a great choice. With a potent infusion of Omega3, 6, 9 and the powerful skin-healing Omega 7, this lotion provides nourishment with age-defying properties for soft, healthy skin.
Some press samples of products were provided by the brands/PR for editorial consideration, product testing, photography and review.
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