When it comes to an all-round wonder ingredient in skincare, there’s one word that is often overlooked, yet seriously important: water. But not all water is created equally. Despite ‘aqua’ often being the primary ingredient in every skincare product, we don’t give it enough attention. Fruit water for skin brings fabulous benefits. Hydration matters, and how you bring hydration to your skin, especially when using fruit, can make a big difference.
Water – both from the outside and the inside – is critically important in skincare. It provides the hydration that skin needs to stay plump and elastic, with less likelihood of dryness, cracking, irritations or blemishes. Your skin staggeringly contains 64% water. You need to keep it topped up and replenished in order to look and feel healthy.
Skin is also the delivery system for all of the active ingredients in skincare products. Without water, those other ingredients cannot penetrate the skin.
Why fruit water?
We’ve recently introduced fruit waters in a number of our products. These include kiwi in our upcoming new and updated hand wash, bergamot in our new hand lotion (coming soon!), and green mandarin in our face toner. These fruit waters join our love of using fruit across a large number of skincare products in the UpCircle range, from our fruit stones bundle through to our citrus blend coffee scrub. This is no accident; fruit brings so many benefits to skincare.
Using fruit water allows us to combine the benefits of various different fruits with the benefits of water. We love the combo!
We choose to use 100% biologically active water, naturally processed, from organic fruits. For example, the green mandarin water we use is a by-product from the juicing industry. Our waters come from traceable and sustainable Mediterranean fruit sources.
The fruit water we use has some pretty fantastic science behind it too. It’s been shown to be closer to your skin cell’s natural physiology, making it easier to absorb. The fruit water helps your skin to withstand environmental stressors more effectively than non-fruit water, and the same is true for the modulation of inflammation.
How we use fruit waters and why
We’ve put three different fruit waters into some of our latest products. Here’s why:
Bergamot fruit water
We bring you the bergamot skin benefits in our new hand lotion – launching soon, so keep an eye out!
Bergamot is a citrus fruit similar to the lime, but quite yellow like a lemon. It’s generally considered inedible because of its bitter taste, but it’s fabulous in skincare and its oil is used in cooking. It’s also one of the flavours that you’re probably familiar with if you’ve tasted Earl Grey tea.
At the moment, washing your hands is more important than ever, being an important preventative step against coronavirus transmission. However, with frequent hand washing, you can experience soreness and dryness.
Our new hand lotion is designed to be used after each time you wash your hands to help keep them soft, supple and hydrated. We’ve used bergamot fruit water because it is known for its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. The scent is wonderful too, and has been shown to help reduce feelings of fatigue and anxiety.
These bergamot skin benefits make it ideal fruit water for skin. Hence we’ve used it in our hand lotion.
Kiwi fruit water
Who doesn’t love the glorious pattern and pop of a kiwi?! However, kiwi and skincare run even deeper than magnificent looks and flavours. We are adding kiwi fruit water into our new and updated hand wash formula – launching very soon!
Kiwi is a wonderful fruit in the antioxidant stakes. Having its properties in our hand wash ensures your hands get a regular dose of its benefits. It’s also naturally moisturising, and helps to soothe the skin, which couldn’t be more important given how frequently we all need to wash our hands.
Kiwis are rich in vitamins E and C. These two vitamins are particularly well-known for their protective qualities for the skin, helping to combat the free radicals that our hands are exposed to through living everyday life. It even contains Omega 3 which can help to prevent UV damage from sun exposure.
Kiwi and skincare are also associated because kiwi’s anti-inflammatory properties mean it is often used in natural acne treatments. Kiwi helps your skin not to produce too much sebum, which is what can make your hands or skin feel greasy.
You can see why we chose kiwi water to be the base of our hand wash!
Green mandarin fruit water
Lastly, we wanted to also bring you green mandarin skin benefits. We use green mandarin fruit water in our face toner, sitting alongside repurposed and soothing chamomile extract. We’ve also added some hyaluronic acid; another skincare wonder. It can be used after cleansing your face morning and night, but also spritzed on during the day if you want to revitalise your skin.
So what are the green mandarin skin benefits? Well, green mandarin, like the kiwi, also has a long association with excellent skincare products.
Green mandarin is rich in antioxidants, vitamins and nutrients. It supports the healthy regeneration of skin cells and it can combat the free radicals we’re exposed to in our environment from things like air pollution. At the same time, it has a detoxification effect and has long been associated with keeping acne at bay. Like bergamot, it’s also a natural anti-inflammatory which helps combine with the naturally cooling effect of a toner.
Using green mandarin fruit water in our toner ensures that it is anti-ageing, rejuvenating, brightening and refreshing.
Trust in our ingredients
The ingredients that we choose for all UpCircle products don’t happen by accident. We consciously choose ingredients for our skincare products against the criteria of the benefits they bring to your skin, but also against how they match up against our commitment to repurposing ingredients, sustainability, ethics and our principles of veganism, organic origins and more.
When you choose UpCircle, you can rest assured that we’ve really thought about why we use fruit water for skin care, and how we can source it responsibly.