Fruit Acids and Glycosaminoglycans: Game-Changing Skincare Ingredients

Fruit Acids and Glycosaminoglycans: Game-Changing Skincare Ingredients

You should never have to worry about the ingredients of the skincare products you buy; are these sustainable? Has this product been tested on animals? Will these ingredients cause me to have an allergic reaction? 

The answer, unfortunately, isn’t always “no” with other brands. However, we promise that all of our ingredients are made to be beneficial to your skin; skincare should heal, never harm.

Today, we’re going to be taking a look at some of our most game-changing skincare ingredients; natural fruit acids and glycosaminoglycans.

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Fruit Acids

What are Fruit Acids?

Do you know how some fruits, like pineapple or orange, make your tongue tingle a little? That’s due to the enzymes in the acid of the fruit. Natural fruit acids are extremely beneficial to the skin as proven by many dermatologists and studies, but you may still be a little skeptical and are asking yourself a very important question; wouldn’t fruit acids make my skin acidic? Despite the harsh name “acid,” fruit acids are extremely mild and wouldn’t harm your skin’s pH in any way. In fact, these tasty acids are able to deeply penetrate the skin to break bonds between the dead skin cells that plague our faces, resulting in fresh, clean, and youthful skin with a beautiful natural glow.

Which Acids do We Use?

In one of our best-selling products, the Express Delivery Enzyme Peel, we use a blend of 11 fruit acids including papaya, pomegranate, mango, pineapple, and lemon among others.

Papaya:

  • Extremely vital anti-aging properties
  • Results in fewer fine lines and smooths the skin by gently exfoliating the skin’s surface

Pomegranate:

  • One of the top anti-aging ingredients around
  • Deeply hydrates the skin and prevents the loss of moisture

Mango:

  • Chemically exfoliates the skin by breaking down the bonds of dead skin cells, resulting in smoother, supple skin
  • Gives a beautiful glow to a complexion

Pineapple:

  • Pineapple is full of AHA (alpha-hydroxy acids) that chemically exfoliates the skin just like mango does
  • May reduce large pores

Lemon:

  • The citric acid in lemon is great at brightening dark spots, whether they be acne scars or age spots
  • Removes dead skin cells from the external layer of the skin

What are Glycosaminoglycans?

Glycosaminoglycans, also known as mucopolysaccharides (a mouthful, we know), is an extremely important component of skin care. Glycosaminoglycans are a group of highly-complex protein structures that are in some of the best anti-aging products around. These proteins are used to restore damaged skin (sun damage, scarring, other wounds) and replenish your youthful glow.

On top of that, glycosaminoglycans support collagen and elastin renewal which are both hugely responsible for the overall structure of the skin. Elastin is what makes your skin supple, bouncy, and firm, while collagen is what your skin is generally made of overall; higher collagen production = healthier skin. 

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