The upper layer of our skin, the epidermis is composed of mostly dead skin cells. These dead skin cells contain keratin protein. When we apply enzymes to our skin, the keratin protein will break down and leave our skin smoother. Fruit enzymes are excellent for radiant skin because they are naturally derived and can be more gentle on the skin.
Tropical fruits are excellent fruits that contain high concentrations of fruit enzymes. These fruits can help remove old skin cells to reveal more soft, clear, and radiant skin.
Read below to learn about each fruit’s skin care benefits.
These are tools I use for skin care. Rose Quartz Face Roller and Gua Sha. I use these to give myself a facial massage, increase circulation and to add an immediate glow to my skin. You can use these daily and add as a part of your skin care routine.
Rose quartz is a crystal that dates back to ancient history. In ancient Greece, rose quartz was the crystal of Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love and Beauty. Aphrodite was an unmatched vision of beauty as are the healing properties of rose quartz.
Rose quartz represents and promotes feelings of unconditional love and self love. It is linked to bringing healing and peaceful energy to your self. When you use rose quartz on your face, it has many skin loving benefits:
Bilberry is an edible berry, a member of the berry family and related to blueberries. The edible, soft and juicy berry is dark purple, almost black in color. Bilberry is high in flavonoids; a family of nutrient rich phytonutrients found in plants, vegetables and fruits. Flavonoids are potent antioxidants. Bilberry is also high in essential fatty acids. Traditionally bilberry has been used to improve eyesight, night vision and for treating dry eczema.
Bilberry in Skin Care Products
Bilberry protects, nourishes, tightens, brightens and beautifies the skin. Bilberry works as a tonic and astringent and assists with tightening the skin. Bilberry oil from the bilberry seeds contains tocotrienols, tocopherols and offers nourishment to the skin. The strong antioxidants especially the anthocyanins help to protect the skin from UVA radiation.
Bilberry in skin care products promotes vital, radiant, soft, supple and firmer skin. Bilberry is excellent to use in cosmetic products such as facial creams, moisturizers and serums, toners and body lotions. Bilberry is excellent for most skin types and does particularly well with sensitive and mature skin.
The Bilberry Skin Brightening Moisturizer I formulated in the Professional Natural Skin Care Product Making Course has received feedback stating it is a great product on sensitive skin and helped to reduce skin irritations.
Formulating Natural Cosmetics by Anthony C. Dweck
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Joan Morais is a natural cosmetic formulator, instructor, author and the owner of Joan Morais Naturals. Joan assists product makers on how to make high quality, stable and effective natural body, hair and skin care products for personal use and a product making business.