We know what you're thinking: isn't peach like a summer fruit? Yes, but it turns out that the sweet stone fruit has hidden some majorrr beauty benefits and seriously moisturizing properties, which can obviously help with dry AF winter skin
"Peach extract is a luxe ingredient that packs a powerful cocktail with anti-aging benefits to the skin," said Peach & Lily founder Alicia Yoon. "It contains natural forms of vitamin A to strengthen the skin and improve dark spots, superstar antioxidant vitamin C to help bleach scarring and fight free radicals, vitamin E to protect our skin from environmental stress, and vitamins B and K , minerals, fatty acids and more antioxidants to increase brightening and reduce hyperpigmentation. And it contains calcium, which helps turn the skin cells. "
The last is the reason enough to integrate peach into your STAT routine, if you ask us. As Yoon points out, our cellular turnover process is lacking as we age, so anything we can do to increase that number – in an effort to keep our skin looking radiant and our pores clear – is key.
"Peach is an ingredient that is not acidic or hard, so unless you know you have a specific allergy to peaches, there are no specific skin types that need to be avoided," Yoon adds. "And it's easy to recognize and understand by skin, compared to non-biocompatible synthetic ingredients."
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So what types of products can you find mighty peach in? According to Jessica Kim, Head of Product Development and Merchandising for Soko Glam, you will usually find peach extracts in moisturizer and serum because of the positive results listed above, but also because of its super moisturizing properties. "The peach core is sometimes also used in skin care, because it is full of fatty acids that help your skin retain moisture," she adds.
Peach Products We Love:
Peach & Lily Glass Skin Refining Serum, $ 39
Peach & Lily's best-selling hero product has been developed for a cult following for a number of reasons. For starters, it provides a glass-like, porous canvas for other skin care paper (plus makeup), it is incredibly moisturizing, and it protects against free radical damage, thanks to a strong superb blend of peach extract, niacinamide, East Asian rock jam, madcasoside, peptides and hyaluronic acid. And although one would think it would be sticky or greasy – given its structure – it's the opposite: light, silky and quick-absorbent. So, our ideal serum TBH.
Murad Hydrating Toner, $ 34
Fogs are large and all – for short-lived relief and a burst of moisture – but most are spread after just seconds. Think of this ultra-hydrating, non-alcoholic toner as a next-level fog that will balance the skin's natural pH while lifting contaminants at the same time. Peach and cucumber extracts also soothe irritation – soften the skin – and Sodium PCA helps replenish water loss.
Saturday Skin & # 39; s Rise and Shine Purifying Cleanser, $ 26
Peach and apple extract merges with a Cha-7 es peptide complex in Saturday Skin's foamy foam cleanser that blows away dirt and sebum without stripping the skin of natural oils. The vegan formula also works to improve the texture and tone of the skin and provides crazy moisturizing benefits that linger even after you wash your face.
Tony Moly Peach Sheet Mask, $ 4
This Korean skin care binder has a sheet mask that we are quite peachy with. Tony Moly's 3-layer pulp paper is soaked in natural peach extract to transform a dull, lifeless complexion and revitalize it into healthy, moisturized skin in 20 minutes. In addition, these small packages are budget and travel friendly and will definitely come in handy when working with your self care in the air.
Tatcha The Kissu Lip Mask, $ 28
If you're a die-hard Tatcha fan, you know that love is real for their Kiss Lip Mask – and so was the need for it to come back. However, after a 12-month break (to re-grow their crops of peaches, NBD), it is back and better than ever. This high-efficiency, high-efficiency, jelly-lip treatment can be worn alone, over or under other lip products, but the real feature (besides the fact that it feels heavenly) is that quenching shaken pads, especially when left on overnight. Its constituent is Japanese white peach, a natural (underused) anti-inflammatory that helps repair, revitalize and soothe damaged or irritated lips. Lip mask will be available from January 1st.
Have you tested peach products before? Let us know in the comments below.