Brightening masks are the go-to solution for common skin concerns like hyperpigmentation, dark spots, and dull skin. A luxury-grade mask with potent ingredients like fruit enzymes, citrus peels, and hyaluronic can provide the complexion with incredibly effective results.
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When it comes to brightening and balancing the complexion, fruit enzymes and citrus peels are among some of the most effective ingredients for producing visible results. Continue reading to learn why.
Natural fruit acids and enzymes are incredibly potent ingredients that are known to dramatically exfoliate, brighten, and resurface the skin for a more youthful complexion with each application.
When infused into skincare, fruit enzymes do much more than just brighten the skin. These uplifting, antioxidant-rich agents visibly enhance the skin for an all-around improved complexion.
- Smoothes skin
- Tightens pores
- Clears acne
- Alleviates irritation
- Soothes redness
- Clears blackheads
- Sloughs off dead cells
- Enhances glow and shine
- Improves skin texture
- Diminishes hyperpigmentation
One study on the efficacy of fruit enzymes tracked changes in skin smoothness, texture, the depth of fine lines and wrinkles, and the skin’s overall firmness and thickness over a 3 month period. By the end of the study, the participants were reported to have experienced significant improvements in all the categories.
Papaya, passionfruit, and mango are three fruits with potent enzymes that can offer your skin unique brightening and radiance-enhancing effects.
Papaya is a powerhouse ingredient that offers an endless list of benefits from facilitating digestion to rejuvenating the skin. The secret behind papaya’s power is in its enzymes, particularly one known as papain. Papain is an incredibly anti-inflammatory enzyme that’s proven to fight free radicals, brighten the complexion, diminish the appearance of dark spots, even the skin tone, address hyperpigmentation, and promote a complexion that’s visibly more radiant.
Papain is also incredibly efficient at healing. For example, one study found that a cleanser rich in papain was able to dramatically increase wound healing in rats. What’s more, a comprehensive systematic review of papain concluded that’s capable of improving all kinds of wounds, regardless of their stage of healing.
Passionfruit enzymes supply the skin with a major influx of rejuvenating antioxidants and brightening properties. This tropical fruit contains beauty-enhancing compounds like piceatannol and scirpusin B that repair skin from the effects of UV damage and aging caused by free radicals. Passionfruit enzymes also promote supple elasticity for firmer skin and a brighter, more balanced complexion.
Mangoes are abundant in natural fruit acids, also known as alpha hydroxy acids (AHA). AHAs are known for their ability to create an instantly smoother, balanced complexion. This is because the alpha hydroxy acids in mangoes are incredibly efficient at chemical exfoliation. By breaking down the bonds between your dead skin cells with naturally-exfoliating chemical components, they’re able to boost cell turnover and reveal the new, brighter skin underneath.
Applying AHA-infused masks to the skin can instantly improve skin color, boost radiance, and create a visible glow while reducing acne and unclogging pores.
While most people throw away the peels of their citrus fruits, it happens to be the area with the highest abundance of nutrients that can dramatically improve the skin.
Nutrients and glycolic acids that come from pink grapefruit peels can offer several benefits for your skin.
Using a mask with pink grapefruit peel extract offers your skin a rich source of vitamin C which gently helps to slough off the dead skin from your face, revealing a retextured, brighter complexion. The more often it’s used, the more your skin can continue to improve.
Pink grapefruit peel also contains vitamin C, which your body uses to produce collagen and increase skin elasticity and firm sagging skin.
The citrus fruits contain most of their nutrients inside the peel. Lemons are no exception. Their peel contains between 5-10 times more antioxidants, enzymes, and minerals than the pulp.
The peel of the lemon helps to treat fine lines and wrinkles, while its antibacterial properties aids to clear acne and prevent future breakouts. Thanks to lemon peel’s abundance in antioxidants, pectins, phenols, and hydroxycinnamates, lemon peels are also a useful ingredient in repairing the effects of UV and free radical damage, including hyperpigmentation and dark spots.
Lemon is rich in pectins, phenols & hydroxycinnamates which are all essential oils that are useful to your skin. Lemon peel is a useful skin enhancer, leaving the complexion more radiant and soft skin after each use.
Orange peels are particularly effective at brightening the complexion and reducing acne with its antibacterial properties. The peel also contains nearly double the amount of vitamin C than the pulp. This ultra-concentrated dose of vitamin C works to combat free radicals, repair the negative effects of sun damage, and boost radiance.
This ultra-nourishing humectant pulls moisture into the skin like nothing else. Hyaluronic acid is found naturally in your skin, eyes, and connective tissues, meaning the skin recognizes it and absorbs it easily.
For reasons like aging, free radicals, pollution, and smoking, production of hyaluronic acid may diminish, causing the complexion to appear dull, tired, red, and dry. A mask with hyaluronic acid helps to restore hydration while making the complexion visibly more supple, plump, and elastic.
- Speed the healing of acne scars
- Smooth the complexion
- Soften the skin texture
- Significantly increase moisture retention
For a complexion that’s instantly brighter, radiant, and awake, Circcell’s Fruition Mask is the high-performance treatment that creates instant results you can see and feel.
Inspired by a tropical fruit smoothie, this 45% real fruit purée mask harnesses powerful actives and pioneering technology to effectively resurface and rejuvenate the skin without irritation.
Each bottle is formulated with uplifting superfruits of real orange, mango, passion fruit, papaya, pink grapefruit, and lemon purées and essential oils that even sensitive skin can benefit from.
To look more awake after a long night: Use this gently exfoliating and brightening mask to target dullness and lack of luster revealing a renewed and refreshed radiance in minutes.
In the bath: You can enhance the penetration and resurfacing power of the mask by using it during a steaming bath. We also recommend massaging the mask into your skin again after the 5-minute mark to increase its efficacy. Afterward, leave on the mask for at least another 5 minutes before you wash it off.
Before wearing makeup: Circcell’s luxury-grade Fruition Mask is incredibly versatile and makes the perfect complement to other brightening products. It also works as a great smoothing agent for the skin, ideal to use before applying make-up for a smooth canvas.
For a vitamin C boost: For a vitamin C blast facial, cleanse with our Mandarin Cleansing Milk, use Fruition Brightening & Polishing Mask, follow with our Dew pH Perfector, one of our Vitamin C Ampoules.
Mechanical engineer and Wharton MBA, Maya Crothers, began her career in corporate America where she worked in consulting and operations for a variety of Fortune 100 companies. After leaving the corporate world and moving to Jackson Hole, WY she found the need for high performance, clean skincare that could stand up to extreme environments. This led to her founding Circcell Skincare. She lives in Jackson Hole with her husband, two children and a menagerie of animals.