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I ‘m using « raw materials » on kiwifruit that I have at disposal to write a small post on this fascinating subject, i.e the kiwifruit and its advantages for cosmetics.

golden kiwi

Kiwi, a miracle of nature

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Full name : kiwifruit, Yang tao
Place of birth : east of china (Yang valley)
Expression : kiwifruit, national fruit of China
Number of varieties :  Hayward, Monty, Bruno, Abbott, Solo, Chico, Saanichton 12, Zespri® Gold (gold kiwifruit)
Properties : rich source of potassium, of vitamin C and E and calcium, antioxidant, rich source of Omega 3 and essential fatty acid (α-Linolenic acid), natural blood thinner, and effect on the decrease in DNA oxidation (possible cancer cause). Ability to modulate angiogenesis and important antibacterial properties.
Role in cosmetics : Soothing and calming, ideal for sensitive, dry, devitalized and irritated skins. Also is a precious ally to fight skin aging due to its antioxidant properties. Gentle exfoliating and toning, mattifying effect to restore radiance.

Scientific studies : New Zealand institute for Plant & Food research (Dr. Shanthi Parkar, 2010), Napoli university, Italy , « new member of the vitamin E family extracted from kiwifruit (Actinidia deliciosa ‘Hayward’) » (2009).

Important fact : antioxidant properties of kiwifruit are far more important than those of green tea.

Kiwi and cosmetics

The kiwi is definitely a true gift of nature for the development of cosmetics,including its important antioxidant effect that can effectively fight against skin aging.

Specifically, here are 4 cosmetics effects of kiwifruit, and for all kind of skins:

  • natural antiwrinkle mask : because of its high rate of vitamin C which plays a important role in collagen synthesis (prevent formation of facial wrinkles by neutralizing free radicals and have a curating effect on damaged skin). Vitamin A and E, which are in good proportion in kiwifruit, have also an antioxidant effect.
  • natural skin cleansing  and exfoliating effect: Kiwifruit has indeed enzymatic properties which permit a gentle purifying treatment and conditioner for skin damaged by pollution and make-up. Exfoliating effect help removing effectively dead cells on skin.
  • brightening effect : kiwifruit has also property to revive dark or tired skins.
  • smooth, velvety powdery effect on the skin : bring by kiwifruit by the effect of Omega 3 on skin. It’s like a precious oil that sooth, moisturize and regenerate altered skin.

Usage tips

Use kiwifruit cosmetics products on a skin clean and cleansed. It’s better if face is wet if you have a delicate skin. Massage with fingertips in small circular movements from the bottom to the top of the face, focusing on the T-zone (forehead, nose, chin) and avoiding the eye area. Rinse with warm water.

photo by: Benson Kua
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