Apples are extremely beneficial for human body both internally - as food, and externally - as a beauty product for skin, hair and nail care.
Beneficial effects of apples
Why apples in natural cosmetics?
We are experts in two fields: apples and care products. Therefore, we have decided to combine these two areas which are our passion.
Our headquarters is located in the region which is called the biggest apple orchard in Europe, where trees of more than 40 kinds of this fruit are grown. The tradition of growing apples in this region dates back 500 years, ever since the royal fruit tree plantations were established here. The special quality of the apples from this place is confirmed by the EU certificate for agricultural products - Protected Geographical Indications.
Apples have a holistic effect and are extremely beneficial for human body both internally - as food, and externally - as a beauty product for skin, hair and nail care.
The benefits of apples for the human body.
Apples are very accurately described by an English proverb An apple a day, keeps the doctor away. This fruit is rich in vitamins A, C, E, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, B12, retinol, tocopherol, D, K, β-carotene, lycopene. They also contain minerals, such as iron, zinc, silicon, selenium, as well as pectin, quercetin and alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs). Apples are distinguished by their high concentration of antioxidants, preventing aging and degradation of the body. Minerals and vitamins improve body resistance to diseases. In addition, phenolic compounds have antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic and anti-cancer properties, which have been scientifically proven. Apples benefit the heart and circulatory system, they seal the veins and arteries, and also eliminate excess cholesterol. They assist in the formation of proper bacterial flora in the intestines and are a source of dietary fibre. Pectins strengthen the tooth enamel, preventing decay. Carbohydrates are essential fuel for the brain. Flavonols may enhance the memory, speed of information processing and thinking ability in general.
Cider vinegar, as an element of human diet, lowers the level of LDL cholesterol and triglycerides in blood, thus benefiting the circulatory system and heart. It lowers glucose concentration, which is important for people with prediabetes, diabetes or insulin resistance. It may also help lose weight, because it regulates glucose level in blood and reduces insulin secretion. In addition, apples are usually safe for people with allergies, which means practically everyone can use them either as food or as an ingredient in care products.
Apples used externally as a beauty or care product have a beneficial effect on skin, nails and hair. Eating apples also has a great influence on skin. High content of minerals, such as potassium, iron, zinc, silicon, selenium, and vitamins A, C, E and B-group improve skin, hair and nail condition. Antioxidants prevent the premature aging of the skin. They protect the collagen inside it, improving its elasticity.
The use of apples as a raw material in beauty products
Fruit juice has been used for skin care for generations and it is still used for washing face or as a bath additive. This ingredient makes the skin brighter, nourished and firm
Cider vinegar, after dilution, is used for fighting face spots, blackheads and acne, and also as a peeling. In addition, it is applied to treat dandruff and to stimulate hair growth. It softens the skin on the feet, as well as removes nail discoloration.
Apple detergent,removes residual dirt, but does not damage the natural, protective hydrolipid film.
Apple extract, thanks to phenolic compounds and vitamin C, acts as an antioxidant, preventing the skin from aging. It also stimulates regeneration of skin cells, improving elasticity and smoothing the skin. Above all, thanks to carbohydrates, alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) and vitamins, it regulates transepidermal water loss (TEWL), which consequently contributes to maintaining a high level of skin hydration. Fruit acids exfoliate the layers of dead skin cells of the epidermis, increasing the speed of its regeneration and regulate the sebum production.
Apple seeds oil, thanks to unsaturated fatty acids, is a strong emollient, effectively making the skin moist. Sulphur increases the collagen production, which is responsible for smoothing, firmness and elasticity, and consequently a younger look. In addition, it soothes the symptoms of acne, psoriasis and other skin problems. The oil strengthens hair, prevents its loss, makes it shiny and soft.
Apple stem cells, stimulate the regeneration of skin cells, which contributes to preserving its younger looks.
Apple leaves extract contains high concentration of phenolic compounds and flavonoids, which support providing an anti-aging effect.