Hey Bistro Chic Readers! Be sure to stop by on Monday, December 7 for details about my first ever giveaway…a special holiday giveaway from Crabtree & Evelyn!
In honor of the giveaway, I thought I’d share some news about a fellow apple…
Have you heard? A Swiss apple a day, may keep the wrinkles at bay ….
….or at least reduce the ones that you already have.
The benefits of eating apples and other fresh fruit have been engrained in us since we were children. Science has even shown apples can help with the prevention of diabetes and obesity – two very real chronic conditions facing many Americans today. That’s quite impressive for such an ordinary fruit.
The “Secret” Life of Apples…
But, new research about a specific kind of Swiss apple may have many adults, particularly women, singing the praises of this portable powerhouse. In a new study, published in the Journal of Applied Sciences, Swiss researchers found that the rare Swiss apple, known as Uttwiler Splatlauber, may hold the secret to wrinkle-free, youthful skin. I’ll take 10 bushels please!!
This rare species of apple first gained attention because, unlike most apples, it was known to go for months without withering. Recognizing the apple’s potential benefits on humans and their skin, the Swiss research team studied the apple and found that it contained PhytoCelltec Malus Domestica, a “rock star” in the world of stem cells, known for its long-living tissue. To determine the benefits of this specific apple-based stem cell, scientists tested a cream enriched with the powerful stem cell on 20 women who used the cream twice daily. Results showed that crows feat was reduced up to 15 percent after 4 weeks.
Apples Are Celebs BFF
Not surprisingly, these results have impressed cosmetics companies enough to have them create their own skin care lines using the extract from the apple. According to the Daily Mail, Helen Mirren and Jennifer Lopez are fans of the apple, while even First Lady Michelle Obama is said to use a costly serum that includes the apple extract. Hey, if it’s good enough for the First Lady, it’s good enough for me!
It is not known whether just eating the apple can help prevent or lessen the effects of wrinkles. Yet, if this apple extract really does work – you can forget the diamonds because apples may just be a woman’s new best friend.