Why you need to incorporate pineapple into your beauty routine, ASAP

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Heralded for its exfoliating properties, pineapple is fast becoming skincare’s new wonder ingredient.

Usually associated with upside-down cakes and piña coladas, the pineapple is now being celebrated for its skincare benefits.

Extracts from the tropical fruit are increasingly cropping up on ingredients lists, thanks to its ability to resurface rough or uneven skin.

“Pineapple extracts contain a mix of enzymes called bromelain, which gently exfoliates but also has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial benefits,” explains dermatologist Dr Stefanie Williams.

Here, Stylist picks the pineapple products concocted to give your skin a refreshing overhaul.

  • Kate Somerville Exfolikate Intensive Treatment


    Massage this cult exfoliator on to wet skin for 30 seconds before leaving it to work for two minutes. Lactic acid and fruit enzymes will leave skin instantly brighter.

  • Kiehl's Pineapple Papaya Facial Scrub


    Thanks to finely ground grains, this facial scrub is gentle on skin. Massage onto damp skin, focusing on oil-prone areas like the T-Zone.

  • Dr Dennis Gross Professional Grade Resurfacing Liquid Peel

    First lactic and glycolic acids dissolve the glue holding dead skin cells on the skin, then green tea extract and colloidal oatmeal soothe and balance.

  • Herbivore Botanicals Brighten Instant Glow Mask

    A power duo of pineapple and papaya enzymes resurface rough skin. The formula warms up on application, helping to boost blood circulation – a shortcut to a healthy glow.

  • Marc Jacobs Youthquake Hydra-Full Retexturizing Gel Creme


    Three years in the making, this gel-cream sloughs away dead skin cells, while plying new ones with moisture. Win-win.

  • Too Faced Pineapple Glow Face Mask


    With an ingredients list that reads like a post-gym smoothie, this gel mask uses pineapple, prickly pear, lemon and apple to leave skin soft and plump.

    Available from 7 July at

  • Philosophy Renewed Hope in a Jar Peeling Mousse


    Massage this mousse onto clean, dry skin for one minute and the clever formula will gently slough away dead, flaky skin - leaving behind a radiant complexion.

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