Meet my latest (ingredient) love. Not the lady – the apples!
Yes, really - apples.
This common fruit brings all kinds of happiness to your nose when it is added to a skin care product.
Pyrus malus fruit extract is quite literally helping me through this extended time of limited lab space access and product development.
Since my first order recently arrived (and you can bet there will be more), I've been adding a sprinkling of apple powder to my foam body wash. Result: that flash of natural perfume is making me pump out a bit more product than usual.
Ok, I admit it. I'm an apple junkie. The crisp, fresh scent of green apples is positively exhilarating! I even open the jar regularly – just to take a sniff.
Apples Other OfferingsApples do have more to offer than a lovely scent. There is a natural content of vitamins, antioxidants, sugars, and fruit acids to pamper and benefit skin with moisturizing and soothing goodness.
Apple's fruit acids are often present in peeling products. You've heard of AHA's, right? Apple contains malic acid - an alpha-hydroxy acid.
Apple's inherent properties are great for dry, mature skin, fine lines, and dull complexions.
However, let's be completely and utterly honest here.
Although the natural content of malic acid promises hydrating and regenerating properties, don't expect any anti-aging miracles by adding the powdered apple extract to your products.
What you can expect is 100% aromatic pleasure with a few added 'might be good for you but as yet not scientifically documented because it hasn't been tested thoroughly yet' types of benefits.
Yet, because of that juicy, fresh scent, I can live with that.
Do TellWould you be willing to forgive an ingredient bringing little more than a powerful natural perfume to your products?
More About Apples in SkincareAbout Apple Fruit Extract at Cosmeticsinfo.org
Wikipedia- on apples
Malic Acid - webMD
Alpha Hydroxy acid - wikipedia