As far as ingredients go, vitamin C is the MVP of skin care. Dermatologists love it, skin experts use it religiously, and beauty editors can’t stop raving about it. The powerhouse antioxidant is revered for its seemingly infinite skincare benefits.
It’s also a skin perfector with real staying power: Even though it’s been used in beauty for what feels like forever, we keep finding new ways to use it. Best of all, nature is one of the very best places to find this skin-brightening overachiever. A few well-known sources of vitamin C are citrus fruits like oranges and lemons, leafy green vegetables, papayas, and strawberries.
There’s one fruit, however, that’s completely under the radar and absolutely brimming with this wonder ingredient — pineapple. Turns out that this tropical treat is one of the most potent sources of natural vitamin C, as well as exfoliating alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) and inflammation-fighting bromelain enzymes. The list of good-for-the-skin benefits of this fruit is lengthy, but some of the biggest are fighting free radicals, staving off fine lines and wrinkles, smoothing texture, lightening dark spots, and contributing to a brighter complexion overall.
Obviously, we knew we had to add this ultra-powerful skin brightener to our Glow Recipe Skincare lineup, so say hello to the Pineapple-C Bright Serum. For this new addition, as always, we put our own twist on the ingredient: Instead of plain old pineapple extract, we used pineapple juice as the main ingredient.
They may sound the same, but the two are world’s away when it comes to benefits. After some serious scientific research, we discovered that the juice of this fan-favorite fruit is much stronger and more effective. Unlike an extract, which only uses a portion of the fruit, the juice utilizes every last bit. This includes a variety of beneficial proteins, lipids, and polysaccharides, all skin nourishing essentials. It’s also rich in sugar and electrolytes, which draw natural moisture from the skin’s lower layers to the surface to hydrate, creating a balance of hydration from deep in the skin.
Along with those aforementioned bromelain enzymes, all of those ingredients deliver maximum skin-care benefits thanks to their cell-signaling ability. Cell signaling, in non-scientist speak, is how your cells “talk” to each other to help communicate what your skin needs, from producing more collagen to fighting sun damage. As you age, this game of telephone breaks down, resulting in dullness, fine lines, and dark spots. Bromelain keeps those cells talking and working at peak performance levels.
Pineapple-C Bright Serum contains a whopping 22% pure pineapple juice, as well as two other forms of the ingredient: a derivative known as 3-O Ethyl Ascorbic Acid and pure vitamin C. It’s this unique triple threat that makes the new, highly anticipated serum so next-level.
Now, we know what you’re thinking: If it’s made from juice, won’t it feel sticky? That’s a big ‘ol nope. When used properly, it won’t leave any residue — just skin-brightening and softening perfection. A little goes a long way, so all you need is one to two drops, spread across the skin and then patted in. It sinks in immediately and gets to work right away.
While you’ll have to try the ground-breaking elixir for yourself to see the wow-worthy results IRL, once you get it on your skin, you can expect a smoother, softer, and brighter complexion in as little as a few days. The best part? It’s safe and gentle enough for all skin types to use (yes, even the most sensitive!) so everyone can reap its amazing benefits.
Now that you’re up to snuff on pineapple and its hero ingredient status, anyone in the mood for a slice?
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