August 02, 2022

    Seasonal food in skincare

    Seasonal food in skincare

    Let’s look at some of our Holiday favorite foods, not just for their incredible flavors, and holiday fun, but what can some of these favorite foods do for our skin?   While reviewing some of our favorite foods in skincare from the current season, I  realized that I have posted a blog last season about pumpkin (Link below) Then we’ll jump below the equator and acknowledge some of the other foods coming into season from around the world.


    Here is a link to our blog about pumpkin, we have made some very incredible products with this skin hero.


    Since we have already discussed in the link below, the apple stem cell, there is much more to this fruit than meets the eye!  Apple is a great and under-used food in skincare, and we typically use dried fruit powder when apple is involved. It has some wonderful alpha hydroxy acids and fatty acids, including malic and the hard-to-find succinic acid. These acids are the building blocks of skin, and we’re fans of using the powder or fresh macerated apple in face masks. The powder mostly dissolves in water, so we avoid putting it in clear products like gels or serums.



    Here is the link to the blog about pomegranate, we have made some remarkable products with this incredible fruit, the toner and water spray, just to name a couple.


    A Pacific Northwest favorite, hazelnuts find themselves in everything from pesto to desserts.  And the oil they give off is wonderful for the skin. Refined Hazelnut Oil contains a high content of catechins and tannins (healthy flavonoids) making this oil a “dry” or “astringent” oil that feels smooth and toning on the skin. It has a delightfully nutty and sweet aroma.


    Although walnuts are good to eat, they are a little less adaptable when it comes to skincare. We use the shell as a great natural exfoliant, but unlike other brands we use extremely fine ground, that is more delicate on the skin. One of our most popular products is our which is great is our microdermabrasion scrub.  See the link below to explain this incredible ingredient.



    Cranberry seed oil is high in antioxidants and has a very high linoleic acid content. This indicates that is has what we call a “dry oil” feeling, and cranberry seed oil has high fluidity so spreads easily. Oils high in linoleic acid are ideal for people with naturally oily skin, especially teenagers. Some of its fatty acids include Omega 3, 6, and 9, and you can use this oil straight on the skin or as a carrier oil.

    South of The Equator


    Papaya is principally known for the natural chemical exfoliant in the protein papain. It is such a strong exfoliant that we are legally not allowed to sell it, but other parts of the papaya can be great. Many years ago, I had the privilege to use a papaya enzyme peel, that I saw some remarkable results in a 90year old woman that had the skin of a 30-year-old, who used this enzyme for years...  Now very regulated, but very effective for exfoliation, correctly used


    Banana and its skin are surprisingly great fruit powders and extracts to use in skin and hair care. It’s particularly good for teenage, oily skin and for hair. We recommend using the powder and extracts in conditioners, and although it does not completely dissolve in water it can work in most emulsions. Please see the link below for the many benefits


    And finally, the coconut. The oil is somewhat dropping out of favor in skincare, but it still has many great uses in hair and as a part of other products. Coconut water is an interesting addition to skincare products and could be used alone as a spritz or even mixed with banana powder and papaya fruit to create a great food-based face mask!

    The very pleasant smell of the coconut is still one of our most sought-after additives in many if our products.

     Superfoods and fruits have really come to the forefront for many formulators, and our Chemists are some of the best in the industry. Here at Private Label Skincare Florida, we pride ourselves on the fact that we are at the cutting edge of all the newest and latest innovations.  If you just want to have some fun with creating your own brand of Superfood and superfruit hair and skincare, call us today, and let’s talk about your line, and adding some fun and effective products to your line. 


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