The Fruits and Vegetables Taking Over Your Beauty Routine

It’s easy to get your greens (and oranges, and pinks) with this round-up of makeup and skincare products that harness the benefits of vegetables and fruits.

Article by Victoria Pearson

Vegetable beautyClockwise from top left: Ere Perez’s Carrot Colour Pot in Harmony,; Loewe Small Tomato Leaves candle,; Glow Recipe Blueberry Bounce Gentle cleanser,; Fresh Sugar Strawberry Exfoliating face wash,; Youth to the People Superfood cleanser,

Florals for spring skincare are the opposite of groundbreaking. Fruits and vegetables, however? We could probably do more to increase our daily intake. Luckily, they appear to be having a serious moment in beauty. Here, the best produce-driven makeup and skincare products for your bathroom cabinet.

Fresh’s Sugar Strawberry Exfoliating Face Wash smells like a cocktail and cleanses like a pro, infused with natural strawberry extracts and gently cleansing soap berry peel extract. Intended for daily use, this dual-action product exfoliates the skin while refining the look of pores to reveal smooth, balanced, brighter-looking complexion. The sweetly blended formula features two sizes of sugar crystals that also melt as they micro-polish.

Even home scents receive the produce treatment this season, with Loewe’s Small Tomato Leaves candle. Formulated with a high-intensity fragrance, perfumed with tomato leaves essence, the green scent evokes a fresh, spring-worthy aroma of tomato vines before they blossom with fruit. Featuring subtle notes of cassis berries, the candle is crafted from natural wax with a single cotton wick, and looks chic on display – courtesy of its glazed terracotta vessel and stamped base. Each Tomato Leaves candle is unique, due to its handcrafted creation.

Blueberries (a staple ingredient in smoothies and fruit salads) are now taking up residence in the bathroom. Glow Recipe’s versatile Blueberry Bounce Gentle Cleanser is a three-in-one makeup eraser, cleanser, and hydrating mask that fights blemishes and breakouts while maintaining skin’s moisture balance. Blueberry extract sings in this multitasker thanks to its antioxidant-rich properties, with added hyaluronic acid provides deep hydration. Gentle AHA exfoliants work to refine pores and remove dead skin cells, revealing a refreshed (and fruity) complexion.

Of all the decisive vegetables, kale ranks highly as a ‘good intentions’ leafy green – purchased weekly in a fever dream of nutrient-dense smoothies and salads, before being relegated to the vegetable crisper, forgotten (or ignored) before, more often than we’re proud to admit, it’s thrown out in full seven business days later. This season, Youth to the People are advocating for a daily serve of kale, via skincare. Superfood Cleanser, a “daily green juice cleanse for your face”, is a gentle daily face wash packed with superfood antioxidants from cold-pressed kale, spinach, and green tea. Formulated to prevent buildup in pores and balance the skin’s pH without stripping or drying, it’s easy to see why this one’s an award winner.

The mere mention of carrot evokes visions of vibrant, firey orange hues. Ere Perez’s Carrot Colour Pots subvert the expectation with its edit of sumptuously shaded natural, vegan cream lip and cheek colours. Infused with carrot – used for its anti-ageing and sun protection properties – these multi-tasking balms build and melt easily into the skin while also protecting softness and hydration. Use the handy mirror lid for on-the-go touch-ups.