Pineapple Skincare Is The New It Ingredient In Transforming Your Beauty Regimen
Pineapple isn’t just a fruit you toss into your salad anymore. Our favourite cocktail mixer (ahem, Pina Colada on the rocks) is the new buzz in the beauty world for its glowy-skin properties. And more and more brands are taking note. Pineapple extracts are chock full of alpha-hydroxy acids, that chemically exfoliate the skin and lend it a luminous glow. Its Vitamin C rich, which brightens and evens out skin tone, while also soaking the skin with a host of antioxidants that protect it from pollution damage during the day.
It’s almost an overachiever of an ingredient. On top of pepping up your skin, the enzymes found in pineapple can slough away dead skin cells. It also reduces the appearance of blackheads, which means it’s ideal for anyone struggling with stubborn acne. And speaking of blemishes, pineapple is also a natural anti-inflammatory, so when unwanted spots appear, the fruit helps reduce redness and swelling.
Pineapple extracts pair well with others. Which explains why, plenty of beauty products contain a blend of fruit enzymes from papaya, pumpkin, watermelon, to combat a host of skin issues. A recent slew of much-hyped beauty launches have firmly put pineapple skincare on the map. For example, K-beauty brand, Glow Recipe launched its sell-out Pineapple-C Bright Serum (said to give “glowing glass skin”). While Marc Jacobs’s biggest launch of the year – the Youthquake Skin Moisturiser – dropped last month, with pineapple pegged as its hero ingredient. Meanwhile, Too Faced Pineapple Glow Mask (which also launched earlier last month) promises softer, smoother, brighter skin.
In fact, a rapid interest in the ingredient has seen Google searches for “pineapple serum” skyrocket. As people turn to more natural alternatives from harsh exfoliating products, fruit enzymes in pineapple skincare, are an ideal replacement. However, word of caution, despite being packed with Vitamin C, the combination of fruit extracts could cause a flush and mild irritation, if you’re prone to redness. It might also not be suitable for stubborn dark spots and pigmentation. For the main part though its easily tolerated and highly effective for most skin types.
A double whammy of glow and skin goodness? Not too shabby for a fruit salad staple. Slather on some pineapple goodness while holidaying by the beach, or even on a day when your skin could use a bit of pick-me-up. We think, this might just be the answer to our tropical skincare dreams.