From pineapple to watermelon, fruity skincare ingredients have been popping up in tons of skincare products lately – but what do they actually do to skin? For a start, since fruit is packed full of vitamins, antioxidants, and natural acids, it’s as beneficial when applied topically to skin as it is when consumed.
Intrigued? Here are a few products to experiment with.
Oh K! Watermelon Pink Foot Peel
Watermelon pulp is 92% water so it’s incredibly hydrating for skin – and in addition, contains a rare amino acid called citrulline, which binds with water and acts as an exfoliator. It’s easy to see why watermelon takes centre stage in this peeling foot mask, alongside powerful exfoliating acids that remove each layer of rough dead skin.
Jake Jamie x Revolution Tropical Quench Essence Spray
Basically, a serum in mist form – meaning it’s never been easier to boost your skincare regime with some quick fix ingredients. Light and refreshing, the tropical-scented citrus blend sinks in quickly while also being super hydrating. Spritz liberally onto clean, dry skin, and follow up with a water-based moisturiser for downright radiant skin.
Yes To Grapefruit Pore Perfection Night Treatment
Grapefruit is a skincare secret weapon. It’s rich in antioxidants and vitamins, with benefits that range from evening out skintone, brightening skin, and fighting off free radicals (which damage cells and cause early signs of aging). This overnight mask works overtime while you sleep to transform dull, lacklustre skin to be perfectly smooth and bright.
Jeffree Star Jawbreaker Collection Velour Lip Scrub Pineapple
For days when your lips are feeling dry and chapped, this exfoliating polish will come to the rescue. Combined with a physical sugar scrub, exfoliating pineapple enzymes work like magic, eating away at rough, dry skin, for instantly smoother, softer lips. It’s the ideal way to prep lips for lipstick or a lip mask.
Mario Badescu Strawberry Face Scrub
Since strawberry is a natural AHA, it’s a perfect ingredient for exfoliating skin, especially when combined with strawberry seeds for some gentle buffing action. Ideal for sensitive skin, this creamy scrub will remove congestion from pores and fade pigmentation over time without irritating skin. After one use of this sweetly scented scrub, you can expect skin to be smooth, soft, and clear.
Revolution Skincare Superfruit Extract
Everyone knows that blueberries are the OG superfruit – they’re packed full of anthocyanins (one of the most powerful antioxidants, which protects skin from environmental damage) and vitamin C. Together the two ingredients work to stimulate collagen production and prevent free radicals from damaging existing collagen – resulting in firm, soft, healthy skin. Use this serum twice daily to boost skin health and prevent signs of aging over time, too.
Holika Holika Pure Essence Mask Sheet Lemon
Inspired by traditional Korean skin-brightening remedies, this glow-boosting sheet mask uses lemon to increase cell turnover and brighten skin. But what’s more, lemon has a multitude of additional skincare benefits, ranging from treating blackheads (thanks to citric acid, a natural AHA) through to clearing breakout-causing bacteria.