by Claudia Christin on Feb 06, 2024
What if we tell you that there is a natural ingredient that works as both exfoliator and well-aging care. Does it sound too good to be true?
It’s no secret that natural ingredients –when processed rightly by the experts– could help us in achieving a glowing and healthy skin. However, some of them may not be as popular as rice, green tea, honey, mugwort, calendula, and other popular natural ingredients. Did you know that many fruits also have numerous benefits in store for your skin? Today we are going to unravel the benefits of Fig –a fruit from the Mulberry family– for our skin.
Ficus carica extract
Why is it
Source of great antioxidants, gentle yet moisturizing exfoliator, skin brightening and hydrating ingredient
What it contains
proteolytic enzyme, polyphenols, flavonoids, omega fatty acids, vitamins (Vitamin A, B1, and B2)
What it does
Helps prevent and fade aging signs, gives antioxidant benefits, gives off radiant skin, helps with pore issues, prevent water loss and enhance skin’s hydration
Who is it for
Dry, dry-but-oily, and combination skin type, mainly those struggling with texture/dead skin cells, dark spots and wrinkles.
When can you use it
Day and/or night (depending on the formula)
How does Fig help our skin?
1. Antioxidative effect prevent signs of skin aging
Fig is a source of great antioxidants and anti-collegenase properties, thanks to the polyphenols and flavonoids compound it contains. These compounds help our skin prevent dermal matrix degradation which plays big part in skin aging.
2. Enhance skin texture
Fig extract contains proteolytic enzyme that works mildly but effectively to remove dead skin cells from the surface of our skin. This resulting in a polished and smoother skin than before (using fig). The proteases in protelytic enzyme also works to gently remove sebum, blackheads and whiteheads.
3. Enhance skin’s hydration
Fig is high in omega and healthy natural oils, this could help in preventing water loss and giving our skin moisturizing effect. It is also high in potent antioxidants which could result in rejuvenated skin.
4. Calms skin’s redness
Proteolytic enzymes are good for reducing inflammation and reducing inflammatory symptoms such as skin redness.