Pitaya, also known as Dragon Fruit, is a tropical fruit that comes from various species of cactus plants belonging to the genus Hylocereus and Selenicereus. The fruit is characterized by its vibrant and unique appearance, with bright pink or yellow skin covered in scales and its sweet, mildly flavored flesh dotted with tiny edible black seeds.
Dragon fruit is visually appealing and offers several potential health benefits due to its nutritional properties. Pitaya fruit (dragon fruit) is low in calories and rich in antioxidants, has no cholesterol, is rich in vitamins and minerals, and boasts many health benefits.
Fun Facts about Dragon Druit dragon fruit grows on a cactus, not a tree. The pulp (inside) of a dragon fruit can be red, pink or white and sprinkled with tiny, edible, black seeds. Dragon fruit is also known as “pitaya” or “strawberry pear”. Dragon fruit grows on a climbing cactus plant that can grow from 15-20 feet high and can live for as long as two decades.
Properties helps to build the immune system of your skin. Dragonfruit is relatively high in Vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that can help neutralize free radicals and slow down the skin's aging process. Dragon Fruit is also vitamin A, which can help keep your skin looking young and radiant. Vitamin A and carotenoids are required to encourage skin cell development. Hence, a deficiency might result in weaker skin. Vitamin A strengthens our skin by increasing cell development, which protects us from bacteria and pollution. Vitamin A is one of the most important nutrients for the skin because of its preventive characteristics.
INCI: Selenicereus undatus
Physical Form: Pink Powder
Cultivated: Asia, North America, Israel, Mexico, South America
Usage Rate: Up to 100%
Solubility: Water Dispersible
Part Used: The Fruit
Flowing Agent: Maltodextrin
Shelf Life and Storage Information for Our Products and IngredientsFinished 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
Herbal (liquid) Extracts - these are created using alcohol. The alcohol pulls
the constituents from each herbs - root, trunk, leaves, and flowers. They
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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