4 fruity ingredients beneficial to you
Treat your skin to organic fruity ingredients
Fruits are not only sweet and tasty nourishing delights for you to eat, they also have endless properties to help your health and especially your skin.
For centuries, fruits have long been cultivated for various uses beyond food and medicines. From the seed, flesh and peel, everything which creates a fruit can be put to use in a variety of ways which, of course, include aesthetics.
So it’s no surprise that graceful Italian women use their native fruits for more than delicious cooking. For example, lemons not only make Italian food zesty: Italian women also use lemon juice combined with their Mediterranean sun to highlight their hair.
All N.A.E. products are organic certified and almost 100% of all N.A.E. ingredients come from natural origins – so we’re a perfect example for how fruits can be turned into nourishing wonder treatments for your skin!
1. Orange blossom
Although orange blossom is often found as an ingredient in perfumes, N.A.E. uses orange blossoms as the star ingredient in its fragrance-free line. Orange blossom has therapeutic properties which are vital for sensitive skin. More so, it has excellent properties in being astringent, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antioxidant. The uses of orange blossoms almost seem endless!
Italians are also very creative in how they use what feels like an endless supply of orange blossom. Once the blossoms are picked and collected, they’re often made into essential oils and orange blossom water. Italian women sometimes mist orange blossom water on their bed linen or hair, or use it as a soft perfume. It’s so fragrant and aromatic, who wouldn’t want to have the fresh scent lingering all day?
The Delicatezza line is especially blended to soothe sensitive skin, cocooning your body with softness. Like rose, orange blossom is also known for its calming effect.
Related products: Delicate range, which includes shower gel, liquid hand soaps and deodorant
The fig tree has long been a traditional part of Italian life. As a nonna might tell you, having a fig tree growing in the backyard and producing fruit will bless the family with good luck!
Sweet and sensual, the scent of figs reminds us of late summer, the changing of the seasons, and of indulging ourselves on cucidati – Italian fig cookies. It also makes for a wonderfully indulgent way to moisturise
The fig is an ancient fruit in the Mediterranean. In cosmetics, figs have anti-inflammatory and hydrating properties and also protect skin against free-radicals. While figs are an amazing ingredient in many of our products, another way you can use figs (other than eating them) is by using them in their purest and messiest form – mashing them for your beauty needs! Try this easy and slightly sticky DIY tip for moisturising and smoothing your skin!
Easy DIY tip: Fig paste face mask
1. Blend 3 fresh figs in a food processor until they become a smooth paste
2. Apply the paste all over your face and leave it to dry for 15-20 minutes
3. Rinse your face, pat dry and notice the difference!.
As figs are high in fibre and mineral content, this mask can help clear skin and improve acne while restoring suppleness to your skin
Related products: Idratazione body care.
2. Lemon and Mandarin
Citrus fruits are a rich and natural source of vitamin C. Some studies show vitamin C can support your immune system, recalibrate your body’s pH level and give your skin a dewy glow.
Lemon has also been used to naturally lighten hair colour. In former times, doctors used lemon as an antidote against venom and other poisons, and to prevent epidemics.
Mandarins have also been a part of traditional medicine – for more than 2,000 years, actually. They are full of vitamin C to protect you against free radicals and soothe skin. The peel itself is antibacterial and the fruit is known to possibly improve concentration.
In N.A.E.’s Vitalita line, mandarin and lemon join together in perfect harmony to help soften and energise your skin. Another way you can combine mandarin and lemon in a delicious way is with this very easy recipe.
Easy DIY recipe: Lemon and mandarin lemonade
1. Combine one cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice, one cup of sugar and half a cup of water in a saucepan and bring it to a slight boil.
2. Remove it from the heat and pour the liquid into an airtight container and leave to chill for a few hours.
3. Chop and crush a handful of mint leaves and combine it with the chilled lemon liquid, half a cup of freshly squeezed mandarin juice and sparkling water.
4. Keep adding sparkling water until you’ve reached your desired taste, and serve with ice.
The sweet lemon and mandarin fragrance just might make you feel as though you’re lazing by Lake Como this summer!
Related products: Vitalità
Vitality line which includes shower gel, liquid hand soaps and deodorant