The Bizarre Natural Skincare Ingredient That Basically Works Like Botox For Younger-Looking Skin

May 24, 2019 by Jayla Andrulonis
shefinds | beauty

Pineapple is the new ingredient that is taking over the skincare scene, and just in time for summer.

If you’re surprised to see the tropical fruit popping up as a buzz-worthy ingredient, you may be surprised to learn of its power to revive dull skin and keep you glowing all year long.

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“Pineapple is one of the most potent forms of natural vitamin C, which makes it an amazing source for brightening and evening skin tone,” Christine Chang, co-founder and co-CEO of Glow Recipe, tells The Zoe Report.

Perhaps the most powerful anti-aging ingredient pineapple packs, is its natural-occurring enzyme, bromelain. Known to soften the skin’s keratin protein, bromelain has been used in skin care treatments to remove dead skin cells through chemical exfoliation, according to Vital Proteins. With the natural ability to unclog pores and reduce surface skin cell buildup, pineapple is perfect for revealing smooth skin and bringing life back to your glow!

Just like any other skincare staple, pineapple-based products should be used in moderation due to their ability to dry out the skin when used too much.

Bring a little sweetness into your anti-aging, skin care routine with one of these pineapple-based products:

GLOW RECIPE Pineapple C Brightening Serum ($49)

Get your glow on with this lightweight Vitamin C and AHA serum packed serum! It's formulated with hyaluronic acid to brighten and even tone.

Kiehl's Pineapple Papaya Facial Scrub ($28)

The pineapple and papaya blend packs a one-two punch to remove dead skin cells for softer, smoother skin! Plus, it smells like summer. 

Alba Botanica Hawaiian Pineapple Enzyme Facial Scrub ($9.99, down from $16.65)

Alba Botanica's pineapple-based facial is great for those with skin on the more sensitive side!

Sanitas Papaya Pineapple Mask ($33)

You'll be amazed at how your skin springs back to life after treating it to this Sanitas mask! 

Marc Jacobs Beauty Youthquake Hydra-full Retexturizing Gel Crème ($59)

This multitasking moisturizer uses powerful pineapple enzymes and sodium hyaluronate to deliver rich hydration that will help reveal a brighter, smoother, and more revitalized complexion. 

Sephora Collection Exfoliating Wipes - Pineapple - Smoothing ($8) 

Keep dead skin cells, debris, and other pore-clogging agents from ruining your glow with these exfoliating wipes from Sephora Collection, which use pineapple to restore the skin's brightness and smoothness. 

Herbivore Brighten Pineapple Enzyme + Gemstone Instant Glow Mask ($48) 

This mask gently illuminates, energizes, and exfoliates the skin, giving a fresh, new glow. The formula features gentle pineapple enzymes, rice powder, and micronized Brazilian tourmaline gemstone to reveal a brighter, softer, and renewed complexion that is free of pores and hyperpigmentation. 

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Jayla is a SheFinds editorial contributor with an enthusiasm for covering the latest news in the intersecting worlds of style, beauty, and wellness. She holds strong in her belief that leopard print is actually a neutral, and can most often be found with a coffee in hand. You can reach her at [email protected]

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