Getting’ Figgy With It: Fig Extract
FIG isn’t just part of our name and an acronym “for intimate grooming” it’s also an ingredient in each and every one of Project FIG skincare products.
Why, you may ask? Well, for starters this delicious little fruit is fully loaded with skin protecting and nourishing antioxidants Vitamin A and Betacarotene, and a plethora of other nutrients. Fig Extract (Ficus Carica) also works wonders to soften skin. It contains ficin, a proteolytic enzyme similar in action to papain from papaya and bromelain from pineapple that helps break down dead, flaky cells on the skin’s surface. Along with these benefits, Fig Extract has moisturizing properties similar to the skin’s own natural moisture, making it an excellent conditioning agent as well.
The fig has a history as rich as its antioxidant levels. It was said to be the favorite fruit of Cleopatra, and has been used as a beauty treatment to help clarify and soften the skin since the times of ancient Egypt. This sensuous fruit is a symbol of fertility in many cultures throughout the world, and thought to have aphrodisiac-like properties, due to its stamina-boosting nutritional value and resemblance of a very important part of the female anatomy. It appears that figs are, indeed, a handy little fruit to have around not to mention the fig leaf itself, is a nude sculpture really nude without its fig leaf? Fly your fig leaf high and proud.
As always, I welcome any questions or comments you may have. Until next time…