Karen Behnke, Founder Talks Green Apples and the Benefits of Malic Acid
Thinking of fall, apple harvests and apple pie? Well, even if you aren’t in the fall mode yet and are hanging on to your favorite flip flops, maybe it’s the season to contemplate effective exfoliation of your skin. Why exfoliate? To achieve healthy, glowing skin and fall is a great time to give nature a boost. If you are in your twenties, your skin cells are naturally turning over monthly (lucky you!!) but if you are past 30, well let’s just say you might need a bit of help moving this process along, particularly after a fun filled summer of beach, saltwater, chlorine or just moving in and out of air conditioning.
One of the questions I am most often asked is why did Juice Beauty choose to use Malic Acid from Green Apples as one of our main ingredients? The short answer is because of Malic Acid’s fabulous age defy benefits.
But there’s more…Malic Acid is naturally generated as apples metabolize. An American Journal of Dermatology study cites apples as being a particularly rich source of alpha hydroxy acids which can induce a remodeling of the epidermis and a rejuvenation of photo-aged skin.
Juice Beauty’s Green Apple Collection, rich in malic acid and organic apple juice provides for a very high antioxidant, phytonutrient, polyphenol, and bioflavonoid content—all wonderful nutrients for your skin. This alpha hydroxy acid is a powerful yet hydrating exfoliator for the skin. So the effect for your skin by using a product high in Malic Acid, such as Juice Beauty’s Green Apple Peel(s), is that you’ll effectively yet safely exfoliate and the rich antioxidant levels will help combat free radical damage (goodbye wrinkles!) that naturally occur from aging, pollution, sun damage, stress and well…..just life. Green Apples ROCK!!