They can be a polarizing fruit but, in our skin-care books, bananas are the bomb! High in moisturizing vitamin E and antioxidants that work to prevent premature ageing, here are our current top banana-based beauty picks—signed, peeled and delivered! —Vita Daily
ole henrikson. The beauty brand's limited-time Hats Off To Bananas Pre-Makeup Skincare Set ($92) includes a Banana Bright Face Primer and Banana Bright Eye Crème, both inspired by makeup artist must-have “banana powder,” to colour correct, brighten, illuminate and create a glowing pre-cosmetics canvas. Bonus: the kit comes with a Banana Bright “dad hat” for an a-peel-ing, selfie-ready #OleGlow!
the body shop. So much banana goodness here: The Body Shop offers an entire range, from Truly Nourishing shampoo, conditioner and a hair mask to in-shower skin-care products. Our personal fave: the creamy, mouth-watering special-edition Banana Shower Cream ($10), enriched with community trade organic banana puree (not to mention, bananas of all shapes and sizes that won’t sell in the food industry) to leaves skin feeling fresh and fabulously fragrant.
lanolips. Banana Balm Lip Sheen ($22) is a creamy, fluffy, three-in-one balm with added banana for a hit of happy. Talk about a bunch of reasons to smile!
tonymoly. Get your banana fingers out! TonyMoly's Magic Food Banana Hand Cream ($13) includes banana extract and milk protein to soften, moisturize and shine-ify hands.
lush. It may sound bananas, but Banana Skin ($15) naked facial oil leaves skin sublimely soft! A decadently soothing blend of fresh banana, mango butter and tapioca flour creates an easily absorbed formula that hydrates without feeling heavy or greasy. Simply sweep this beautifully buttery bar over the face or work between your fingers and massage in. Then revel in your velvety-soft skin and a sweet custardy scent that's a treat in itself.