Peach is the ingredient that your skin needs in winter

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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."