Back when we were kids, eating our fruits and veggies seemed like an icky idea. But now that we’re older, wiser (hopefully), and a little bit more obsessed with skincare, we can’t get enough of slathering the stuff on our skin. From broccoli to papaya extracts, today’s formulas have incorporated all kinds of yummy ingredients. There is, though, one juicy fruit that tops our list of prize-winning produce. Keep scrolling to read all about it!

WHY TOMATO IS THE ANTI-ACNE INGREDIENT YOU NEED

Whether they’re on your salads or spaghetti, tomatoes make an absolutely nourishing ingredient. They’re jam-packed with antioxidants and vitamin C, which help promote cellular turnover and repair. However, why you’ll want them your skincare routine is because they’re rich in lycopene. It’s the naturally occurring pigment that gives them their bright crimson color, and is also the powerful compound that promotes a youthful, bright complexion.

The benefits are endless: Lycopene regulates sebum production, calms down signs of redness, and fights inflammation. In other words, it makes the perfect acne-fighting ingredient.

THE SKINPOTIONS TOMATO SERUM

Truth be told, not a lot of beauty brands have gotten on the tomato train just yet—which is why local name Skinpotions is way ahead in the race. This botanical-enriched booster is blended with natural tomato and aloe vera extracts, which work together to soothe irritation, heal sunburn and deep-set damage, and fortify the skin barrier. It also brightens the complexion, giving you a visible radiance. So, whether you’re nursing an active breakout or recovering from one, this solution has got you covered.

HOW TO USE IT

STEP 1: Dispense 2-4 pumps of the product onto your palm. STEP 2. Massage onto freshly cleansed skin. Pat to absorb. STEP 3. Leave for 1 to 2 minutes before applying your day moisturizer and sunblock. You can also integrate it in your evening routine, using it as a night serum before bedtime. And as for those stubborn zits? Let’s put it this way: here today, gone tomato!

The Skinpotions Tomato Serum is available on BeautyMNL for P295. Shop it right here.

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