Why Everyone Is Going Bananas For Bananas

Posted by in Hair, Makeup, Skin Care, Hands & Feet

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If, like me, you thought that bananas were just for eating then you’re very much mistaken. As well as being 1 of your 5 a day bananas have some pretty major beauty benefits too. They’re rich in potassium and vitamin A which both help to keep skin moisturised. They have been known to help fade dark spots and pigmentation over time, and also to control acne breakouts and slow down the signs of aging. If that wasn’t enough, bananas also help to keep hair nourished and shiny.

So what are the best banana based beauty products out there at moment? I’m glad you asked. Below are my top banana picks for skincare, hair, makeup and fragrance.

The Body Shop Banana Truly Nourishing Shampoo

This banana themed shampoo is one of The Body Shop’s best loved cult products, alongside the Banana Conditioner and Banana Hair Mask. The Truly Nourishing Banana Shampoo is made from ‘wonky’ bananas that can’t be sold in the food industry as they don’t fit the requirements. All the products from the Banana range are infused with Fair Trade organic banana puree from Ecuador and gently cleanses, nourishes and helps to protect dry hair.

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The Body Shop, Banana Truly Nourishing Shampoo, £2.00

Tina Cassaday Banana-banana Conditioner

This richly nourishing conditioner from Tina Cassaday is made with real banana pulp and helps leave hair looking soft, shiny and manageable. It’s especially good for rescuing chemically processed and stressed hair because of its extremely hydrating and enriching properties.

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Tina Cassaday, Banana-banana Conditioner, £25.00

Burt’s Bees Beeswax & Banana Hand Cream

This all natural hand cream from Burt’s Bees is made with aloe vera, vitamin E and banana extract to help keep dry skin moisturised and shielded from the harsh elements. A small amount goes a long way so this product will last you a long time, as does the sweet smell of bananas after application.

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Burt's Bees, Beeswax & Banana Hand Cream, £8.99

iN.gredients Banana Honey Cream Mask

This nourishing cream face mask from iN.gredients will keep your skin feeling soft and replenished all day long thanks to the nourishing ingredients of banana extract, honey extract and vitamin E. All you have to do is wet your face, apply the mask liberally and leave for 15-20 minutes to work its magic. Remove with warm water and be amazed at how soft and smooth your skin feels.

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iN.gredients, Banana Honey Cream Mask, £3.00

Bodyboom Banana Coffee Scrub

Formulated with a mix of three oils: almond, macadamia and argan, this body scrub from Bodyboom does it all. It exfoliates and helps to relieve skin from dryness, it moisturises and gently firms skin, and the coffee also helps to remove toxins and reduce cellulite. And to top it off you’ll be left smelling of fruity bananas all day long.

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Bodyboom, Banana Coffee Scrub, £16.00

MUA Pro Base Banana Blur Primer

This velvety, mattifying primer from MUA is enriched with vitamin E and contains a light banana scent. The lightweight texture creates a smooth base for makeup application and helps to disguise uneven skin tone and dark spots.

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MUA, Pro Base Banana Blur Primer, £4.00

Demeter Banana Flambee Cologne Spray

An enticing treat with every spray, the Banana Flambee Cologne Spray from Demeter is a tempting blend of banana, liqueur and brown sugar. The banana scent is true to real life and isn’t at all artificial and smell stays on the skin all day long, so no need to top up… unless you want to smell even sweeter!

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Demeter, Banana Flambee Cologne Spray, £9.66

Kadalys Hydramuse Comforting Cream

Yellow banana extract helps this Hydramuse Comforting Cream by Kadalys to keep skin hydrated, soothed and nourished for 24 hours. It also contains mango butter and hyaluronic acid to smooth and quickly penetrate the skin to address dryness and dehydration.

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Kadalys, Hydramuse Comforting Cream, £20.00

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