The Anti-Aging Perks of Apples
A snack for smooth skin
Whether you slice them in your salad or use their nutrients on your skin, apples can help you glow. They're full of vitamin C, a crucial ingredient for your complexion and hair.
"Vitamin C speeds up skin's cell production, which makes you look radiant, and strengthens hair and nails," says David Wolfe, nutrition expert and author. "Apples also contain B vitamins, like B5 and B9, proven to combat acne and irritation." Why not indulge in their beauty benefits?
Anti-aging eye cream
Smooth fine lines and brighten up under eyes with collagen-boosting apple extract in Benefit It's Potent! Eye Cream ($32; benefitcosmetics.com). You may even be able to get out the door without concealer—if not without your coffee.
Dark-circle concealer? Illuminating makeup primer? Light-reflective tinted moisturizer? Call it what you want, but Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Illuminating Serum ($32; sephora.com)—loaded with antioxidant-rich apple extract—makes you glowy!
A sensitive-skin wash
Packed with skin soothers like apple extract, aloe vera, and chamomile, Desert Essence Gentle Nourishing Organic Cleanser ($14; desertessence.com) gently removes makeup in one rinse—no stinging skin or irritated eyes.
Mascara with benefits
They say apple stem cells in Lancome Difinicils Precious Cells Mascara ($29; lancome-usa.com) help lashes grow in stronger. We say the clump-free formula makes even the wimpiest lashes look oh-so-lush!
Suave Naturals Juicy Green Apple Conditioner
($2; drugstores) starts detangling and softening as soon as you work it into wet strands. And it smells great (candy apples, yum!).
When you've OD'd on stylers or your scalp is oily post-gym, reach for Lavera Apple Milk Shampoo ($15; lavera.com). Apple extract de-gunks strands, while vitamin E gives hair that silky feel.
Garnier Moisture Rescue Lightweight UV-Lotion
($8; drugstores) absorbs in a snap and keeps skin soft all day, thanks to hydrating apple water. Bonus: It's got SPF 15, which we know you're using every day...