Ingredient to Love: Passion Fruit

Passion fruit is said to have originated from Brazil, Argentina and Australia. Seeds for the purple passion fruit vine were brought to Hawaii from Australia in the 19th Century. Since then, they have made their way over to the states. We had a chance to experience them in Kauai on a recent trip, and the more we learned about this ingredient’s skin care and health benefits, the more we fell passionately in love with it.

The fruit:
The juice is very high in Vitamin C and polyphenol antioxidants to neutralize overwhelming free radicals and the fruit itself is high in fiber, making it a skin friendly snack.

The seed:
Emollient oil containing high amounts of an essential fatty acid known as linoleic acid can be extracted form the seeds of this plant and used to moisturize, protect and nourish the skin. The oil also has calming and soothing properties for sensitive skin.

The flower:
One of the prettiest, most exotic looking flowers I’ve had the chance to see up close. This single 2-3 inch purple and white flower carries a sweet, intoxicating fragrance which can be extracted and used in skin and body care products, as well as perfumes.

Add all these benefits together, and you have one superstar skin care ingredient…which is why we love it! Find passion fruit in Malie Organics Rescue Body Polish

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  1. bien-être
    bien-être says:

    Stephanie,
    I’m not exactly sure, but I would check around at local farmer’s markets. I know they often have them at the Berkeley Bowl and at the markets in San Francisco. Good luck to you!

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