Here at Botanical Bombshell we like to utilize the benefits of freeze dried fruit powders and you can find them in essentialy almost all of our clay powder masks.
Freeze dried fruits contain naturally occurring Alpha Hydroxy Acids that are powerful antioxidants. When applied to the skin, they are believed to revitalize the skin by dissolving dead cells from the skin’s surface whilst retaining skin moisture. In addition, fruit extracts are also abundant in various vitamins and minerals that may be absorbed by the skin when added to skin-care products. These constituents are reputed to improve the appearance of the skin, minimizing imperfections, and promoting vibrant and luminous looking skin.
Organic freeze dried fruit powders are as close as one can get to utilize a whole fruit in a cosmetic application. When the powders are manufactured, they simply press the certified organic fruit that was obtained from the growers and freeze dry. By obtaining only the freshest organic produce to make freeze‐dried fruit powders we are able to essentially “lock in”all of the benefits that the fruit contains when it is first harvested. This is especially true for super fruits: exotic fruits with high antioxidant content that are very good for the body when consumed and equally beneficial for the skin when applied topically. Studies show that the antioxidant phytochemicals found in the fruits' fresh state are retained at levels almost as high after freeze-drying. Which in return makes the cosmetic formula more concentrated than fresh fruit when you consider the amount of fruit pressed to make a teaspoon of fruit powder. Similar to that of essential oils.
High quality compared to other techniques.
Freeze-dried products have a long shelf-life: in a sealed container protected against humidity, light and oxygen. They can be stored at room temperature for many years.
After rehydration, freeze-dried products have a better texture and appearance. Thus when added to a cosmetic clay formula they provide not only a healthier application but aslo an improved quality and texture.