Ingredient of the month: Durian

Discover how the ‘King of Fruits’ also makes for skincare royalty.

Known for being an indulgence, the thorny durian is lovingly dubbed the ‘King of Fruits’ in Southeast Asia. While on the one hand, eating too much can make you feel a bit ill, on the other, it’s actually a nutritious fruit. 

Some may scoff or gag at the mere mention of the fruit while others get all dreamy just thinking about their favourite kind of durian. Love it or hate it, the durian’s custard-like flesh is packed with vitamins like A, B6, C, and folic acid. It also contains several minerals including iron and calcium, while also boasting protein, dietary fats, and water. So perhaps it ain’t that bad to treat yourself to a few pieces whenever durian season comes around.

However, before you go slathering its pungent flesh all over your face, hoping for a brighter mien, there’s another way to harness the goodness of this amazing fruit sans odour. That’s from the fruit’s skin! You know how when you’ve eaten the fruit, you’re advised to drink water from its skin so your body doesn’t get ‘heaty’? Well, it would appear that our mums and grandmas were on to something.

Our Advanced Hydration Durian Serum is a scientific breakthrough. It turns out that the durian is a nutritious fruit in entirety. By looking to the fruit’s skin, B&B Labs has been able to create a one-of-a-kind extract that takes a three-pronged approach to restoring the skin:

  • Decreases skin inflammation
  • Inhibits collagen and elastin degradation
  • Stops pigmentation at its source

By ensuring that collagen and elastin functions remain optimal, the serum is able to provide the skin with superior hydration. And there you have it! ‘Drinking’ from the durian fruit’s skin is beneficial for both you and your complexion.

All these beauty benefits combined means that the Advanced Hydration Durian Serum is best suited to those with dry and dehydrated skin, those who have a rough skin texture due to dryness. It will also benefit those who have fine lines and wrinkles or even a dull complexion, as by restoring the skin’s moisture levels and locking in hydration, you fight the symptoms of premature ageing.

So you see, the durian needn’t be so divisive, after all. Not in the beauty realm at least. Suffice to say, there’s no other serum out there quite like our Advanced Durian Hydration Serum.

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