How the Humble Apple is Supercharging Skincare

How the Humble Apple is Supercharging Skincare

How the Humble Apple is Supercharging SkincarePhoto by Anthony Ievlev on Unsplash
The phrase “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” was first used in 1866, and in the few hundred years since then, we’ve come to appreciate just how good apples are for us. Plenty of skincare brands have also caught on to how beneficial apples can be, and incorporate various apple extracts into their products. Here, we’ve curated a list of what apples can do to supercharge our skincare and the products in which you can find them:

Smoother Skin

Apples contain natural acids which are similar to the building blocks needed to maintain our skin’s own health. This means that using products like Murad Hydro-Dynamic Quenching Essence, which contains apple extracts, will help reduce dryness, flakiness, and rough patches. Combined with Mexican blue agave leaf extract, this serum infuses skin with intense hydration, leaving it soft, plump and supple.

Healing Your Hands

The skin on your hands is some of the most hardworking on your whole body, which means that it can be super prone to dryness and damage. Apple extract, found in Maskology Hand Mask Professional Hand Gloves combines with shea butter to powerfully nourish and moisturise the skin, leaving the hands feeling rejuvenated and soothed. These therapy gloves also offer removable fingertips to allow for use during a manicure.

Boosting Exfoliation

Apples are packed with AHAs (alpha hydroxy acids) which, when applied to the skin, boost exfoliation without causing sensitivity. Evolve Organic Beauty Liquid Radiance Glycolic Toner contains the AHA malic acid, extracted from apples, as well as glycolic acid (sugar cane), and citric acid (citrus fruits), and BHA salicylic acid from willow bark. Together with galactoarabinan from larch trees, it helps to boost exfoliation, reduce irritation and dryness, and improve skin texture.

Keeping Skin Clean

Apples contain a whole bunch of amino acids, which are natural surfactants (something which gets your skin clean, in case you were wondering!). When combined with rosehip seed oil and Indian soapnut in Elemis Smart Cleanse Micellar Water they will lift impurities from the skin. The formula is also Infused with organic English rose water and soothing antioxidant rich chamomile, so that skin is gently cleansed, whilst the natural moisture barrier is maintained.

Hyper Hydration

Dealing with oily, blackhead-prone skin can be tricky; you need to use powerful ingredients to clear sebum and get rid of blemishes, but you don’t want to strip your skin to the point of harm. Dermalogica Blackhead Clearing Fizz Mask is an active fizzing formula that effectively cleans pores and helps target blackheads, helping to open pores, decongest skin and facilitate blackhead extractions. However, it also contains apple fruit, which helps to hydrate the skin so that balance is restored and your skin’s microbiome is protected.

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