What is inside a fruit ?

Each fruit possesses a great variety of healthy ingredients for the skin :

Banane Figue
  • Figs  are full of free sugar, formed by NMF (Natural Moisturizing Factor). They allow the conservation of water in the stratum corneum.
  • Bananas are well-known for their nutritive virtues. They are one of the richest fruits in sugars, proteins, minerals and trace elements. It is a very rich fruit with a balanced vitaminic content.
  • Apples have antioxidant polyphenols (from the pectin) which preserve hydration. The oil extracted from the seeds is rich in linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid.
  • Blackberries are rich in ribofavin (vitamin B2) essential to produce energy for the body and particularly interesting because of their antioxidant polyphenol concentration, resveratrol (found also in grapes) and anthocyanes.
Pomme Mures
Orange Myrtilles
  • Oranges  are rich in vitamin C. This vitamin softly exfoliates and brightens the skin.
  • Blueberries are protective fruits. They are one of the richest antioxidants : vitamin E, flavonoids (anthocyanins), polyphenol (taninns). They have antiseptic and astringent properties.
  • Coconuts  are rich in nutritive oils, as well as in fatty acids. They are important for cosmetics because of their surface-active components that allows them to replace soap.
  • Pineapples have very specific ingredients (bromeline, papaine) which function is to cut proteins. Thanks to this peculiarity, pineapples can have an anti-microbian action.
Ananas Coco
Framboise
  • Raspberries are very interesting because of their antioxidant properties (ellagic acid, anthocyanins) but also because we can extract from their seeds an oil rich in omega 3 and omega 6.
  • Omega 6, represented by the linoleic acid, are part of the ceramide composition. They participate in the epidermal lipids reconstitution and help with membranes fluidity. The linoleic acid limits the lost water in the skin and provide softness and nutrients.
  • Omega 3 (gamma finolenic acid), allows the skin to stretch, it is very important during the anti-inflammatory process : they cure the redness and calm the irritations on the skin.

Fruits have a biochemical composition full of minerals and vitamins making them useful for the formulation of cosmetics and food.

Aprifel Source

Tableau de composition des Fruits