Ingredient Spotlight: Banana Extract Skin Care Benefits

Posted by on 7/8/2015 to Ingredient Knowledge

Bananas! Fun, healthy, nutrient rich bananas have a long history of use in the skin care. Bananas are high in vitamin A, B, E and are a good source of potassium, zinc, iron and manganese. They are good for dry and oily skin alike.

On their own, mashed bananas make a great hair or face mask. We use powdered banana extract in our Oatmeal & Banana Clay Face Mask. Add banana powder to your custom face masks or toners for an extra moisturizing boost.

Properties and Benefits of Banana Fruit Extract

Ultra Moisturizing

Bananas are known for their moisturizing properties. A mask made with banana will hydrate and moisturize, smooth and soften rough, dry, cracked or peeling skin. It can also help to hydrate and moisturize hair. In addition, bananas are also great for sensitive skin. Pure, mashed bananas can be applied directly on your face.

Nutrient Dense

Bananas are very nutrient dense and these nutrients help your skin. Bananas are rich in antioxidants that help improve the appearance of aging skin like vitamins A and E. They are also rich in B vitamins and zinc which help to fight free radicals and improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Vitamin C in bananas may also help improve the appearance of dark spots and acne.

Who should use banana extract? Nutrient rich bananas are especially good for dry and dehydrated skin types, but it's also good for acne and oily skin to some extent. A mashed banana face pack is a simple way to moisturizer your skin. Will you be giving banana extract a try?

Ingredient Spotlight: Banana Extract Skin Care Benefits