Garden of Wisdom's Pineapple Fruit Powder is indeed a natural product derived from fresh pineapples. Pineapple is a tropical fruit known for its distinctive flavor and nutritional benefits. It contains various vitamins, minerals, and enzymes, including bromelain.
Bromelain is a mixture of enzymes found in pineapple stems and fruit. It has been widely studied for its potential health benefits, including its application in skincare products. When used topically, bromelain can act as a gentle exfoliant. Exfoliation involves the removal of dead skin cells from the skin's surface, which can help improve the skin's texture, tone, and overall appearance.
The enzymes in bromelain work by breaking down proteins, which contributes to the exfoliating effect. This enzymatic exfoliation is often considered milder than some physical exfoliation methods, such as scrubbing with abrasive particles. It can be particularly beneficial for individuals with sensitive or easily irritated skin.
Additionally, pineapple is rich in vitamins (such as vitamin C) and minerals (such as manganese), which can indeed support skin health. Vitamin C, in particular, is known for its antioxidant properties and role in collagen synthesis, essential for maintaining skin elasticity and firmness.
Properties antiaging, skin brightening (Vitamin C), anti-inflammatory, natural exfoliator
Fun Facts Unlike most fruits, pineapples grow on a bushy plant near the ground. Each pineapple plant produces just one fruit at a time. Each pineapple fruit is actually a collection of multiple flowers that have fused together to form the fruit. It takes about 18 to 24 months for a pineapple plant to produce a mature fruit. This slow growth contributes to their uniqueness and value.
INCI: Ananas comosus
Physical Form: Yellow Powder
Usage Rate: Up to 100%
Solubility: Water Dispersible
Part Used: The Fruit
Shelf Life and Storage Information for Products and Ingredients
Finished Products generally don't need to be refrigerated as they are preserved, but you can refrigerate them to extend their shelf life. The shelf life for most products is 9-12 months. Vitamin C Serum(s) and VitaResurface products should continually be refrigerated to extend their shelf life.
Sample Sizes do have a shorter shelf life (generally 3-6 months) , and items in jars can dry up quicker than this if the lid is not tightened well enough
(except for our Vitamin C Serums - use within 90 days).
direct light and in a dark cabinet when possible.
Exfoliating Acid products have a shelf life of 9-12 months. The only things we don't suggest refrigerating are the Mandelic Acid Serums or Salicylic Acid Serums, as they can crystallize in the refrigerator. If this happens, you can set the product into a hot water bath to see if the crystals will dissolve.
Additional Items That Require Refrigeration and/or Kept in the Dark
Hydrosols - remove 1 ounce of hydrosol and add it into a separate, sterilized spray bottle and spritzer. Keep the larger bottle in the refrigerator.
Carrier Oils - generally, you can refrigerate all carrier oils, although some very rich oils will solidify. This is fine. All you have to do is take it out, warm it up at room temperature and it should liquefy. If not, set the bottle in a hot water bath and occasionally shake the bottle, which will hopefully turn into a liquid.
^There are some oils with a super long shelf life, like Coconut Cream and Jojoba Oil.
Refrigeration is not necessary, but it surely won't hurt.
Essential Oils - essential oils are best stored in a cool, dark place.
Co2 Extracts - these should continually be refrigerated.
Butters - we suggest refrigerating our "skincare' butters. You can remove what you need and keep the rest in the fridge.
Clays - keep in a dry, dark place. Shelf life is at least 2 years.
Herbs - all herbs (whole or ground) should be kept in a dark, cool and dry location.
Herbal (liquid) Extracts - these are created using alcohol. The alcohol pulls the constituents from each herb—root, trunk, leaves, and flowers.
Extracts have a shelf life of 3-5 years. They can be kept in the refrigerator (or a dark DRY place)
Other Raw Ingredients - i.e., Sodium PCA, Honeyquat, Oat Beta Glucan, etc. will all have a different shelf life.
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