Banana is not only a deliciously tropical fruit, it's packed with beautifying benefits that are great for both your skin and hair. While you can make your own homemade banana-rich masks, beauty brands are now cottoning on to its incredible benefits and including it in many of their products.
Why is banana such a great beauty ingredient?
Rich in potassium, banana acts as a great natural moisturiser if you suffer with dehydrated skin or dry hair, while on the other end of the spectrum, it's also a great natural exfoliator and helps to slough away dead skin cells, making it great for anyone with oily/combination skin.
For many, the ingredient is also considered to have great anti-ageing benefits in skincare. It not only contains a blend of vitamins to fight wrinkles, it also helps to reduce the appearance of pigmentation, fine lines and age spots.
Our favourite banana-infused beauty products
Leonor Greyl Bain Restructurant À La Banane
Leonor Greyl is one of our favourite luxury haircare brands, and we can't help but adore their Bain Restructurant À La Banane.
It contains banana extract to gently cleanse away impurities and nourish dry ends, while protein actives work to strengthen and fortify weakened areas.
Made especially for curly hair, this is the perfect banana beauty treat to keep your ringlets and waves looking bouncy and beautiful.
Darphin Refreshing Cleansing Milk
Perfect for the summer months as a revitalising treat for hot skin, the Darphin Refreshing Cleansing Milk is perfect to gently remove makeup and impurities without causing irritation.
Containing tropical fruits such as fig and banana, the cleanser is best suited for normal to combination skin types and will leave your skin super soft, clean, healthy and glowing.
G9SKIN Milk Bomb Banana Face Mask
Hailing from Korean beauty brand G9SKIN, the Milk Bomb Banana Face Mask is a super cute sheet mask perfect for giving your skin an injection of moisture during the summer months.
Blended with milk protein and banana extract, the sheet mask replenishes lost hydration and gives the skin back its glowing radiance; perfect for applying post flight.
Lanolips Banana Balm
We love all of Lanolips range of lip products to keep our skin hydrated, but in the summer months, our favourite is the Banana Balm.
Packed with banana extract, shea butter and beeswax, the luxurious balm is intensely hydrating, and can be used on both the lips and cuticles to keep skin soft, healthy and full of shine.
It's also free from chemicals like parabens, mineral oil and sulphates and cruelty-free.