Fall is here, and that means it's apple-picking season! One of the most popular autumn fruits is most definitely the apple and we know we can't wait to bake apple pies and sip apple cider all fall long. But did you know that beyond being delicious, apples have some serious skin care benefits? According to a study published in the journal Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity, apples are high in antioxidants, including ascorbic acid (more commonly known as vitamin C) and polyphenols, making it an anti-aging powerhouse. Another study published in the journal Future Science OA even found that apple stem cells can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
Keep reading for our favorite apple-infused skin care products to kick your beauty routine up a notch this fall.
Juice Beauty Green Apple Brightening Emulsion, $48
Juice Beauty is known for its green apple products and the latest addition to its collection certainly delivers. This emulsion, which can be layered under moisturizer, is formulated to diminish dark spots thanks to the malic acid from organic green apples, brighten dull skin thanks to caviar lime extract, and provide antioxidant protection against environmental aggressors.
If you've ever had blackheads, you know how frustrating they can be to squash. Enter this mask, which contains kaolin clay to sop up excess oil, sulfur to clear skin, and apple fruit extract to moisturize. As a bonus, the mask fizzes to clear pores.
What do you get when you pair apple extract with shea butter? This ultra-hydrating bar soap. With the cooler temps of fall, dry skin is often a concern, but this nourishing bar soap won't strip skin of essential oils.
Shea Terra Organics Kigelia HA- Advanced Hydration Face Cream Age Defense, $38
Moisturize your skin and protect it from the elements (yes, the sun can still cause damage even when it's no longer summer!) with this rich cream, packed with antioxidant-loaded green apple extract, vegan hyaluronic acid, smoothing Kigelia Africana (aka sausage fruit), organic argan oil and soy-free vitamin E.