Pineapple Skincare Is Trending—Here’s Why It’s Actually Worth Buying
Between cute hair clips, celebs chopping their hair off and cool skincare brands, there’s pretty much always something trending in the world of beauty. Which is why I’ve been watching carefully for the past few weeks to decipher whether it’s just a passing phase or a movement that’s here to stay. And judging by the amount of press releases and new launches hitting my desk recently, I’ve decided that it’s very much the latter.
Forget vitamin C: Pineapple is the latest ingredient making waves on the skincare scene (and it naturally contains an abundance of vitamin C, anyway). Plus, the best thing about it is that it genuinely works. Yes, it’s way more than just a tasty tropical fruit; pineapple has been working its way into everything from face masks to moisturisers this year. But what does it actually do for your skin?
In a word: brighten. Pineapple contains natural enzymes that work to break down and dissolve any dead skin cells that are lurking on the surface of your skin. By exfoliating away that unwanted top layer of skin, the pineapple is able to gently reveal the fresh, new skin beneath for a more glowy and radiant complexion. Basically, think of it as a hybrid between your favourite vitamin C products (for the brightening benefits) and glycolic acid toners (for the expert exfoliation).
To get to the bottom of the, erm, juicy science behind it and for an expert take on why we’re seeing pineapple skincare take off right now, I caught up with some complexion professionals. Keep scrolling for everything you need to know about pineapple skincare and to shop the products that are actually worth buying.