Superstar Ingredient: Fig

Nature has been wonderfully kind and giving with lots of things that can help improve and maintain your skin. One of them is figs.

Figs have been eaten by humans around the world for thousands of years. Not only are these fruits delicious but they are great for your body. High in fibre and rich in essential minerals such as magnesium, calcium, copper, potassium and vitamins K and B6, these fruits offer so much for one little fruit. 

And it’s not just your insides that benefit from figs, they also have excellent benefits for great skin! How? Read on to explore figs are why they are a superstar ingredient…


The benefits

A study found that fig extract had both antioxidant and anti-collagenase effects on wrinkled skin, reducing the overall percentage of wrinkles’ depth.

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Another study tested the effects of creams containing Ficus carica L. fruit (figs) extract on the skin. This study found that skin formulations containing extract of fig decreased skin melanin (great for fading freckles and dark scars), reduced trans-epidermal water loss (meaning your skin stays hydrated for longer) and reduces skin sebum, making it perfect for those who have oily skin.

Figs naturally contain a lot of vitamin C, another powerful antioxidant that helps even out skin.

With all these great skin benefits of figs, it’s easy to see why we chose fig extract for our Moisturizing Plus Cream. The active fig ingredients and other herbal extracts give excellent relief to dry skin as well as antioxidant protection. Rich and smooth, the cream also offers a 112% increase of collagen.