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Lights, camera, action! Strawberries bring divadom to an entirely new level with their seductive, sweet and slightly sour goodness.
Freshly picked strawberries steal the spotlight during the spring and summer months. Known for their characteristic aroma, rich red color and juicy texture, they often make superstar appearances in decadent desserts and mouth-watering margaritas, and jams and jellies.
Packed with vitamin C, strawberries also contain a supporting cast of fan favorites. Folate, potassium, magnesium and antioxidants called flavonoids help prevent disease, lower blood pressure and cholesterol, and improve brain and heart function.
Thankfully, this popular fruit now takes center stage in the beauty industry due to its healing benefits. May marks National Strawberry Month, so we present the following showstopping formulations. They deserve a standing ovation!
SHINE: Nature Pure Labs Strawberry Kiwi Gel Masque. BEAUTY: For rave reviews, hydrate and nourish your skin with aloe vera leaf juice, strawberry and kiwi fruit extracts, and vitamins A, C and E. BEACON: No animal testing. Free of parabens, petroleum derivatives, and artificial colors and fragrances.
SHINE: Saian Strawberry Cleanser. BEAUTY: Get ready for your close up as strawberry oil and lycopene remove surface impurities, and soothe and firm the face. BEACON: Contains no parabens, or artificial colors and fragrances.
SHINE: VB Cosmetics Brown Sugar Strawberry Gel Scrub. BEAUTY: Be prepared to steal any scene as antioxidant-rich strawberry seeds, green tea extract and aloe vera help to exfoliate, moisturize and improve circulation. BEACON: No animal testing.