Pitaya: The skin brightening ingredient I love
Often I’m asked if there are any secret ingredients in our Agent products. For me, Pitaya extract is one of them. There is nothing quite like it. You’d likely recognize the beautiful fruit by eye, but what few people know is that Pitaya extract (known as dragon fruit extract) is a powerhouse ingredient when used topically and in your skin care. After reading this post, you’ll be glad it’s a key ingredient in our Agent line.
Our pitaya extract is obtained from the white pitaya grown in the Middle East, known for its superior quality. It is a powerful source of nourishing antioxidants and youth-restoring vitamins that hydrate and protect skin and I absolutely love knowing that the Pitaya extract is getting absorbed deep into my skin as part of my daily skincare routine.
The biggest secret of Pitaya? It is:
- Potent concentration of natural vitamin C - reducing the appearance of hyperpigmentation and supporting collagen synthesis, leaving skin firm, radiant and way less prone to acne - whilst also protecting against dullness and leaving your skin look fresh and rejuvenated;
- Loaded in vitamin B3 - helping it to soothe sunburnt skin and providing relief from the effects of the sun - hello Summer; and
- Boasting a high antioxidant content - which prevents free radicals from damaging your skin over time, which can also slow the aging process of the skin at the same time; plus
- The fruit is anti-microbial - so it blocks the formation of excessive sebum on the skin, in turn reducing the likelihood of breakouts, pimples and acne.
STUDIES AND RESULTS:
blue fluorescence under UV light slowdown cell proliferation
anti oxidant - FRAP
nutritional and composition analysis UV - visible absorption spectrum
instant and long term skin radiance anti-aging and skin brightening
Anti-aging, antioxidant, anti-acne, anti-dull skin? What else could you want (other than the rest of the line?)
You can find Pitaya thoughtfully selected as a key ingredient in the following Agent Nateur formulas:
- h o l i ( c l e a n s e ) cleansing face oil
- h o l i ( g l o w ) ageless eye serum
- h o l i ( w a t e r ) pearl and rose hyaluronic toner
***THESE STATEMENTS HAVE NOT BEEN APPROVED OR REGULATED BY THE FDA. WE ARE NOT DOCTORS, THEREFORE ALWAYS CONSULT WITH YOUR DOCTOR FIRST.