his sunny world of ours may be beautiful to live in, but it is also filled with pollution, stress and free radicals which direly affect the state of our skin. One way to counteract the harmful effects is to arm yourself with the best antioxidant-infused skincare, and the word on the street is that the combo of dragonfruit and aloe vera makes for a powerful natural skin defender! This super-tasty tropical fruit from the cactus family packs a punch in terms of benefits. Also known as the pitaya, it contains fatty acids and several B-complex vitamins, including the “anti-stress vitamin” B1 (thiamin), plus B2 (riboflavin) and B3 (niacin).
It is also rich in calcium, iron and phosphorus which are great for the immune system. Most importantly, it contains antioxidants which ward off harmful free radicals. Great as a snack, dragonfruits are naturally sweet, low in cholesterol, and high in fibre. A common ingredient for skincare, this unassuming plant possesses more than 75 nutrients, including 20 minerals and 12 vitamins, and also has antibacterial, antioxidant, moisturising, soothing, detoxifying and nutritional benefits. Aloe vera encourages skin cell turnover, helps to maintain your skin’s moisture barrier, and has high vitamin E content, a popular antioxidant in good skincare products. Quench your thirst while giving your body a boost of antioxidants by blending dragonfruit with a cup of coconut water and a quarter cup of aloe vera juice. For richer flavours, throw in other types of fruit. Yum!
Cleans deeply and effectively, and even dissolves all traces of oil. A quick-absorbing gel that hydrates the skin for 12 hours. Wipes away traces of dirt as well as dead skin cells. Shields your skin from UV rays and provides 12 hours of hydration.