Pineapple - Ingredient of the Month
WHAT IS ITS ORIGIN?
The Pineapple or "ananas" is one of the most prized and popular fruits in the world with an interesting history. The fruit is indigenous to Paraguay, South America, and was then spread by the local Indians up through the South and Central Americas, to the West Indies. It was then brought to Spain when Columbus first discovered the Americas’ in 1493, from where; it spread to rest of the world by sailors who would eat it on long journeys to prevent scurvy (a disease caused by the deficiency of vitamin C). Pineapple is scientifically known as "Ananas comosus" and belongs to the family of Bromeliaceae.
HOW CAN PINEAPPLE HELP MY SKIN?
It keeps your skin beautiful & protected!
Pineapple protects the body from free radicals that attack the body and skin and can help with sunstroke and skin hyper pigmentation caused by aging. Pineapple is rich in Vitamins C & E, which strengthens the collagen matrix in the skin, making skin look plumper, glowing and youthful and will lighten skin tone, lessen the appearance of scars, and help get rid of age related skin problems. Moreover, the juice can help get rid of skin problems like acne and oily skin.
Pineapple will also exfoliate and unclog acne pores as the enzymes found in pineapples will cleanse the skin by dissolving blackheads and dead cells from the skin’s surface, thus preventing future build-up of acne and pimples.
Full of important antioxidants, pineapple helps to prevent the damaging effects of free radicals by stopping cellular damage within the body. Keeping skin looking youthful, bright and firm, with a strengthened structure, keeping it well protected.
Having anti-inflammatory properties, pineapple can reduce swellings, redness and heat associated with painful joints, muscular sprains and even inflamed skin due to conditions such as acne. Powerful compounds in pineapple fight off inflammation similar to anti-inflammatory drugs.
Helping with Collagen Synthesis
With a high-amount of vitamin C and amino acids, these skin loving nutrients make pineapple excellent at helping the production of collagen in the skin. In order for collagen to be produced, it needs a good supply of vitamin C, it is integral to the process. Using pineapple in skincare, helps to keep skin plump and supply as it will encourage more collagen to be produced.
WHICH PEVONIA PRODUCTS CONTAIN PINEAPPLE?
Pineapple is used in all of the Line Tropical body line products, which offer visible anti-ageing benefits, and delivers ground-breaking organic phyto-extracts, anti-ageing therapy, and in the Special Care line, which is highly effective in purifying, fortifying, softening and healing. If skin could use a special touch, this line is an excellent complement to the Pevonia home care regime.
Unlike any other spa exfoliating product, the De-Ageing Saltmousse formula is a holistic treatment for the recovery of health and energetic skin through the powerful release of negative ions. This unique formula infuses the skin with dehydrated sea water known for its natural high potency concentration of minerals. As the skin is surrounded with environmental pollutants, subjected to sun exposure and daily stress, it becomes concentrated with unhealthy positive ions and depleted of healthy negative ions. Exfoliating, smoothing, and deeply mineralising, the De-Ageing Saltmousse is the most natural way to rehabilitate skin health and radiance. As water is added to the formula, the skin is gently polished with this exquisite aromatic scrub. It pleasurably foams and slowly releases repairing negative ions to the epidermis for an ideal balance and increased ingredient absorbency.
This rich and creamy De-Ageing balm is formulated with microemulsified Shea Butter which serves to release Collagen and Elastin polypeptides, Tegospheres with Retinol, Pomegranate extract and anti-ageing tropical fruits extracts within the formula. Used daily, the De-Ageing Balm will maintain or restore skin youthfulness, rendering skin nourished and replenished.
This cream delivers cutting-edge technology. Pineapple and Papaya enzymes are encapsulated in sphérides to ensure enzymes do not become active until applied on skin. When worked into the skin with warm water, the micro-sphérides break and deliver the enzymes which become immediately active, digesting all impurities, sebum, toxins, blackheads, and dead skin cells. Skin is rendered silky-smooth, and bright through the use of this effective high-tech product.
Drenched with Papaya and Pineapple, this tropical wrap is enriched with Crème Fraîche natural butter, calcium, magnesium, saccharides, vitamin A and pomegranate extract. Blended with potent anti-ageing ingredients such as, collagen and elastin polypeptides, this Crème Fraîche formula glides smoothly over the skin. A glorious sensory escape, as the wrap is infused with the scent of vanilla and enticing tropical fruits. The skin is deeply nourished and rejuvenated, revealing an astonishing decrease in body crepiness and wrinkles.
Duration: 1 hour and priced from £60 to £70.
- Eco-friendly, organic phyto-extracts
- Nourishing, repairing and anti-ageing
- Wrinkle smoothing and hydrating
- Counteracts premature ageing
This Saltmousse Glow will remove dead skin cells and impurities whilst releasing negative ions to counteract damaging environmental pollutants. As water is added to the Saltmousse, the skin is polished with this aromatic scrub. As it pleasantly foams it naturally rehabilitates the skin leaving a youthful smooth surface. Duration: 30 minutes and priced from £35 to £40.
- Exfoliates dead cells and impurities
- Smoothes and refines the epidermis
- Releases negative ions
- Activates blood circulation without harming capillaries
- Energises, delivers aromatherapy treatment
- Nourishing and hydrating
A complete treatment to aid all back complaints. An area of the body that is out of reach but still requires skin care, this back facial includes back, shoulders and upper arms. Skin will be deep cleansed and polished smooth and tight muscles relaxed via a massage. Duration: 1 hour and priced from £50 to £60
- Oil control back treatment
- A complete treatment to aid all back complaints
- A deep cleansing ritual for polished smooth skin
- Relaxes taught muscles
- Prevents clogging and breakouts
- Controls oiliness
The Tropical Escape De-Ageing Wrap with Pineapple & Papaya, Tropical Saltmousse Glow and the Oil Control Back Treatment are offered at Pevonia spas and the Ligne Tropicale body line and the Special Care line can be bought from www.pevonia.co.uk