Basically, fruit can do a lot of things for our health, both internally and topically.
But in the context of a glowing complexion, putting fruit skincare products on your face is a much easier way to get the required two servings a day.
From a berry antioxidant serum to a mango barrier repair mask, I put my face on the line to road-test and review four new(ish) fruity beauty launches. Here's the juicy info you need to know.
1. Osmosis Skincare Tropical Mango Barrier Repair Mask.
OK first things first. This Osmosis Skincare Tropical Mango Barrier Repair Mask actually smells and looks like mango ice cream. Yum, but sadly, this is not for consumption.
As the name suggests, it’s loaded with mango seed butter, but also cucumber extract, avocado oil and jojoba for a lipid-rich mask that works miracles on compromised, irritated or sensitised skin types.
Working in this industry means I often go a little too hard on the actives (whoops), but low and behold, this treatment is a great way to dial back on some of the damage.
It’s rich, nourishing and leaves skin feeling soft and comfortable. I also loved the way it took away the redness around my nose and chin. I’ll certainly call on this next time my skin feels a little stripped.
2. Biologi Bm Regenerate Anti-Ageing Serum.
Biologi is known for its single-ingredient formulations and this latest launch heroes Mountain Pepper Berry, a tiny dark fruit grown in the North East Highlands of Tasmania.
Biologi Bm Regenerate Anti-Ageing Serum 30ml is high in antioxidants and works to hydrate, firm and strengthen the skin – all features I very much liked the sound of.
I subbed in this serum in place of my regular morning antioxidant serum and was pretty impressed by the texture. It’s light and watery, and sinks in without leaving any residue. Oh, and the dark colour is thanks to the pure berry extract! I expected a weird tint on my skin but thankfully, nothing.
I loved the way it made my skin feel immediately (soft, supple) but think it would deliver even better results on a mature skin type.
3. Weleda Pomegranate Firming Facial Oil.
Weleda Skin Food is iconic in the world of skin care (and a personal favourite of mine) so I was VERY excited to try the brand's newest launch.
The texture of the Weleda Pomegranate Firming Facial Oil 30ml is beautiful – really light, nourishing and quickly absorbed.
It’s a blend of eight organic plant oils, including pomegranate for added antioxidant benefits (aka protection from external aggressors like pollution). I used it a few times with my gua sha and the results were amazing. Think soft, radiant, moisturised skin.
I think it's worth mentioning the light texture of this oil was totally fine for my combination/breakout-prone skin type, too.
4. Cosmedix Pure Enzymes Cranberry Exfoliating.
I am weirdly obsessed with fruit-based enzyme exfoliants (like the Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant with papaya, a product I’ve been using for over five years).
The Cosmedix Pure Enzymes Exfoliating Mask uses cranberry enzymes to exfoliate the skin’s surface. There’s lactic and gluconic acid in there as well to resurface while topping up hydration levels.
I used this as a leave-on treatment at night and my goodness did it tingle. But after three minutes (you can wear for up to 10 but three felt right for me), I rinsed it off and was greeted with skin that looked clear and felt silky soft. The skin around my nose was smoother as well, and my blackheads looked way less noticeable.
Enzyme exfoliants usually suit skincare newbies and those with more sensitive skin types, but in my opinion, this product is pretty intense (in a good way, if you have robust skin). If you’re prone to flaking, congestion or dullness, keep this on hand for a bi-monthly refresh.
Now, if you'll excuse me... gotta go get myself a Weis Bar.