Actinidia Chinensis is the scientific name of Kiwi, also known as Chinese gooseberry. A hundred grams of kiwi fruit contain sixty one kilo calories of energy, around fifteen grams of carbohydrates, a gram of protein, half a gram of fat, three grams of dietary fiber and absolutely no cholesterol. The fruit extract contains folates, niacin, riboflavin, thiamin, vitamins A, C, E and K, sodium, potassium, calcium, iron, copper, magnesium, manganese, zinc, carotene-β and Lutein-zeaxanthin. Kiwi fruit extract is one of the more popular ingredients of natural skin care products. Given the popularity and how widespread its use is in organic skin care, one would imagine the fruit and its benefits to have been known to the whole world for a long time. That is not the case. It is one of the few herbal wonders that have burst onto the global scene in the last ten years.
Kiwi fruit extract helps the skin to retain its firmness. The vitamin C in the fruit is easily water soluble and forms collagens rather easily. This results in the generation of connective proteins that lend to the firmness of the skin. The extract is hence in a way collagen stimulant. The extract is used in many natural skin care products aimed at slowing down the signs of ageing. You can reduce wrinkles, spots and fine lines on your skin, especially the face and neck.
The vitamins in the fruit also help to soften the skin. While citrus fruits have been hailed as the ultimate source of vitamins, kiwi fruit actually has more vitamin C than most citrus fruits such as oranges. Kiwi fruit helps nourish the skin, you can bid adieu to dry and rough skin. Your skin will be softer and it shall also be protected from the ultraviolet radiation of the sun. The fruit extract is also an efficient cleanser. The fruit contains actinidin, an enzyme that can help in the dissolution of dead skin cells that accumulate dirt over time. Organic skin care products containing this fruit extract will help you to attain healthy, soft and clean skin. Your skin will feel fresh.
Kiwi fruit extract is nutritious for the hair too. It prevents hair loss, splitting, hair breakage and thinning. It aids hair growth by increasing the blood circulation to the follicles. The vitamins nourish the hair and the antioxidants in the extract help fight free radicals in the scalp. The extract and oil of the fruit have also been used to treat dry, rough and dandruff ridden hair.