From working as a natural anti-aging ingredient to being one of the best *and most delicious* fruits to exfoliate the skin, there are a lot of benefits apples can give to your complexion to go from dull to awesome!
Keep reading to find out more about apple for face!
What is apple extract for skin?
Apples are one of nature's sweetest treats, and they have the added bonus of being incredibly healthy too.
In this sense, apples are an incredibly underrated skin-care ingredient. Packed with many vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, apples provide the perfect natural boost for your skin. They contain Vitamins C and A which help reduce inflammation and revitalize dull complexions. Apples also contain malic acid which can help to remove any impurities from the skin's surface.
An apple a day could be just the thing to help keep your complexion looking fresh and clear! While eating an apple gives you the full nutrition benefits, you can also use it externally as a face mask or scrub if you’re looking for something more direct and targeted in terms of results! So
Pros & Cons of using apple skin care products
- Helps to reduce wrinkles and fine lines, since it contains Vitamin C, which encourages the production of collagen for firmer, smoother skin.
- Thanks to their natural alpha-hydroxy acids that gently exfoliate away dull skin cells, apples can reduce blemishes and boost glow.
- Fights breakouts and dark spots
- Fights free radical damage that can weaken the skin's ability to defend against environmental stressors.
- Can cause allergic reactions. Always test a product with apple before applying it to your face
Since this delicious fruit comes from the apple tree and doesn’t contain any chemical or synthetic additives, apples are considered a clean skincare ingredient. However, always read the label on a product containing apple to confirm if all the ingredients in it are clean.
Apples are fruits, so they’re labeled as vegan goodies to eat or use on skincare products.
Apple for face is safe to use topically! In fact, it will help you treat some skincare concerns related to pregnancy like rough skin and dark spots.
Just like with pregnant people, apples are breastfeeding-safe and will help you get your glow back after pregnancy.
Apples are included as active ingredients in skincare and cosmetic products thanks to their benefits.
This fruit is non-comedogenic, meaning that it won’t clog your pores and cause acne breakouts.
EWG (Environment Working Group) Score
Apple for face has a score of 1 on the EWG scale, meaning that it has a low possibility of causing allergic reactions or being toxic.
CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review) Rating: A
The CIR rate the apple with an “A”, meaning that it’s safe to use in skincare and cosmetic products.
PRECAUTIONS: Things to know before using this ingredient
When to use apple extract for skin?
Apples can be used in both morning and nighttime routines, meaning that the use depends on the skin care product you’re applying. Always read the label to check if a product is good to use during the morning or nighttime skincare routines.
What skin type is good for?
Apples can be used by all skin types as a moisturizer or gentle exfoliator for the skin.
What you can’t mix with apple?
Apple doesn’t react with any other skincare ingredient, so it’s safe to mix. However, it’s recommended to not mix apple with other AHAs since it can dry out the skin.
- Tonymoly - Red Apple Hand Cream
- Lip Sleeping Mask EX Apple Lime
- AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner
- Apple Yogurt Face Mask
Is apple good for acne?
Yes! Apples contain Vitamin A, which is proven to help remove dead skin cells. As your body produces new cells, the old ones are pushed out. This helps keep pores clear and leads to fewer outbreaks of acne. Apples are also acidic and act as an astringent that can reduce inflammation around the area affected by blemishes.
Can apple help to fade dark spots?
Yes, apples are packed with alpha hydroxy acid that helps to soften and even out skin tone. Applying apple juice topically is perfect for evening-out skin discoloration and can even be used as an all-over toner for those wanting an overall improvement in complexion.
Is apple good to prevent skin aging?
Apple has long been regarded as a skincare ingredient thanks to its nourishing and antioxidant properties. Rich in natural AHAs, vitamins C and E, apple helps fight off signs of premature aging like wrinkles, crow's feet, age spots and lines. Not only that; its natural acids also work to exfoliate the skin for a more youthful appearance. In fact, it is so effective that it can often be used alone or as a key ingredient in anti-aging treatment products.
Tips & Tricks to include apples in your skincare routine
- Include apples in chemical exfoliators to help remove dead skin cells and brighten the complexion over time. You can find it in the form of apple water or apple extract.
- You can also use it in toners to shrink pores and fight acne breakouts
- Finally, include it as a face mask or moisturizer to attract water into your skin and keep it there.