Are Fruits And Vegetables Skincare Really A Thing?

At a young age, we were all (presumably) taught to have a daily intake of fruits and veggies for every meal. Some of us loved it, and for others, well I wouldn’t say hate because it’s such a strong word, but I guess we’d much prefer stuffing our faces with sugary treats. Ahh, sweet sugary galore! So what do fruits and vegetables have to do with skincare?

In all honesty, I’d never imagined such a combination considering how odd the two would work together but I guess what’s good for your body should be good for your skin, right?

Here are the skincare products made with some of the most groundbreaking, juiced-up formulas, so you can achieve healthier-looking skin in a snap.


Carrot skincare range from The Body Shop. From L — R: Energising Face Cleanser ($21), Vitamin C Glow Sheet Mask ($5), Nature Rich Daily Moisturiser ($31). Available at The Body Shop stores.

For the umpteenth time, carrots do wonders for your body — more specifically your eyes. But what about your skin? Packed with antioxidants, the range is said to re-energise your skin while hydrating it to reveal a healthy-looking glow.

Our only gripe? Its peculiar smell. Truthfully speaking, it isn’t the sweetest smelling range out there but it sure does come with an odd, peculiar, carrot smell (well, duh) — of which I’m not too fond of. But hey, it isn’t that bad either and if you love carrots as much as you like the smell of it, then this should be your next go-to.

The Body Shop Carrot skincare range is now available at The Body Shop stores. 


Putting “Green Mineral Water” on your face might be the last thing you’d resort to for clear skin but just give it a chance. Made with super vegetable extracts (that contain minerals like potassium, sodium, calcium, zinc, magnesium and copper), the formula is said to boost and retain moisture levels while repairing your skin from within. The Laneige Water Bank range now includes two new moisturisers — the Water Bank Hydro Cream EX and Water Bank Moisture Cream EX.

The Water Bank Hydro Cream EX is formulated with Kale, Watercress and Beet — that provides a hydrating layer to the skin, while the latter consists of Brussel Sprout, Artichoke and Lima Beans which helps to strengthen the skin’s barrier. To complete your routine, don’t forget to try their line of essences that are reformulations of the Water Bank range and are said to enhance your beauty routine — delivering skin that’s soft, moisturised and well-protected against external aggressors.

The LANEIGE Water Bank Moisture Cream EX and Water Bank Hydro Cream EX are now available at all LANEIGE boutiques and counters. 


Fresh Vitamin Nectar Glow Juice Antioxidant Face Serum, $45. Available at all Fresh stores, Sephora and from 18 July 2019.

To say the least, this Vitamin Nectar Glow Juice Antioxidant Face Serum (wow, what a mouthful), is loaded with fruit extracts to bring out the radiance in your skin while providing it with hydration and antioxidant protection. Take, for instance, the lemon and orange extracts in the serum that help to revitalise dull-looking skin, while Chicory root juice moisturises and protects, along with ginger water that hydrates the skin. Double up on the protection with beta-carotene in its formula that helps ward off free radicals and coconut oil for a more nourishing effect.

Fresh Vitamin Nectar Glow Juice Antioxidant Face Serum will be available at all Fresh stores, Sephora and from 18 July 2019. 


Origins Never A Dull Moment™ Skin-Brightening Face Polisher With Fruit Extracts, $62. Available at all Origins stores and TANGS.
Origins Never A Dull Moment™ Skin-Brightening Face Polisher With Fruit Extracts, $62. Available at all Origins stores and TANGS

If your lacklustre skin has been bothering you then you can bet on this Face Polisher to brighten things up! Slather on the Face Polisher all over your face and exfoliate away all your worries (and dead skin cells) to reveal brighter, softer and smoother skin. It’s made with finely ground Apricot, Mango seeds and Papaya extract that remove any impurities left on your skin without irritation or friction.

Origins Never A Dull Moment ™ Skin-Brightening Face Polisher With Fruit Extracts will be available at all Origins and TANGS


Milk Makeup Watermelon Brightening Serum, US36. Available online at Milk Makeup.

Dark spots getting the best of you? Try Milk Makeup’s Watermelon Brightening Serum. By now, you might be familiar with the brand’s iconic range of makeup essentials that have taken over the internet with products like their Matte Blur Stick and KUSH Lip Balm that are said to contain cannabis sativa seed oil for those Cannotonics out there. Nevertheless, these Brightening Serum sticks are formulated with Watermelon fruit extracts that are said to boost your skin’s hydration with vitamins A, C and E to help fight against free radicals and improves the elasticity of your skin.

Milk Makeup Watermelon Brightening Serum is now available online at Milk Makeup.


Herbivore Botanicals Moon Fruit — Superfruit Night Treatment, $85. Available at Sephora and

This isn’t just any purple goop. Made with a list of superfruits — from prickly pear to bilberry — this multitasking night treatment sounds like the perfect fruit smoothie that’s good enough to eat — or slather on your skin. Powerful antioxidants like prickly pear, goji berry and red raspberry seed fight any signs of ageing, while kokum and shea butter hydrate and locks in the moisture into the skin. Other fruits like papaya, lemon, sugar cane, orange, bilberry, cranberry and maple work to regenerate cell renewal, revealing skin that’s soft, smooth, and supple.

Herbivore Botanicals Moon Fruit Superfruit Night Treatment is now available at Sephora and