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Pink or white, grapefruit makes for a tasty morning wake-me-up as well as a familiar fat burner for the calorie conscious. But did you know that this bountiful citrus fruit is also a veritable beauty bonanza? Full of vitamin C, it can help ramp up collagen production to create a fuller, more youthful complexion. Grapefruit is also loaded with citric acid, which gives it its signature tangy taste, and is also a great skin exfoliator. Many people credit grapefruit extract for reducing cellulite and leaving skin soft. Oils from the grapefruit have a soothing effect, which is why we see it as a common ingredient in lotions, scrubs and creams.
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A power packed heart-healthy food, oatmeal is also a nourishing and soothing ingredient in beauty products. A perfect antidote for many causes of irritation and inflammation, including insect bites and rashes, oatmeal is a natural non-clogging moisturizer for the skin. Added to a tub it makes for a wonderful comforting and healing bath. It can also be included in exfoliants as a natural way to rid your skin of unwanted dead skin cells, unclogging pores as it works. January is National Oatmeal Month, so BITB brings you a bevy of options for benefiting from this natural grain. Whether you soak, scrub or slather it on in a lotion, oatmeal provides natural benefits to sooth and comfort.
There is nothing as nostalgic as a peppermint candy cane. The red and white striped sweet goes hand in hand with childhood holiday memories of Santa, Frosty, Rudolph and The Grinch. In addition to being a delectable edible, peppermint has many beauty and health benefits. A cross between watermint and spearmint, the oil from the peppermint plant can soothe aching feet as well as settle an upset tummy (perhaps suffering from too much holiday cheer!). Applying peppermint oil to your scalp not only makes your hair smell good, it promotes hair growth, increases blood circulation and adds gloss. And did you know that the menthol in peppermint is good for those of us with oily skin as it controls e
Pomegranates are a good source of vitamin B and C, and are rich in tannins and potent antioxidant phenols. They are also a fusion of pink and burgundy colors which make them pretty to look at. This little, funny looking fruit is considered a “superfood’ in natural circles and has made its way into the skincare hall of fame. Current research on ingredients such as pomegranate, blueberries, goji berries and acai has shown that you can significantly reduce the impact of free radicals with the help of these powerful antioxidants, which is why we see pomegranate showing up in everything from shampoo to cleansing wipes.
Korres Pomegranate Scrub
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