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Pyrus Malus

The common domesticated apple was originally classified as Pyrus malus when the scientific Latin-based binomial system of naming species was first introduced in the 18th century. By the 19th century, the apple was re-classified as Malus domestica, but the term Pyrus malus is still often used in ingredient lists when apple extracts are used in skin care products. The apple has been a source of food and healing products since the dawn of human civilization. Botanists believe that all of the current cultivars (or types) of apples grown today -- which number at least 7,500 named types of apples – originated in the European crab apple tree. Today, apples are the single greatest fruit crop grown in the world, produced for its healthful food and medicinal qualities.

Since ancient times, the apple has held special symbolism throughout many cultures. The apple was blamed for the original fall of Adam and Eve and their eviction from the Garden of Eden. The Greeks used the concept of a golden apple as the cause of the Trojan War -- a young prince, named Paris, from that city-state was asked to award a golden apple to the most beautiful woman at a wedding. Still, despite such an occasionally troublesome reputation, the apple has been honored and treasured for thousands of years. Alexander the Great, during his invasion of India, took the time to collect samples of dwarf apple trees and send them back to his teacher, Aristotle, in Greece. Although native to the Old World, the apple tree was one of the first species introduced into the Americas by European settlers. John Chapman – known by his nickname “Johnny Appleseed” – famously spent the last years of his life planting apple trees in the Midwest part of the United States. The Welsh, in the 19th century, are credited with being the originators of the saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.”

Eaten raw or cooked, apples provide many factors which support or strengthen human health.

The healthy benefits of apples are indeed impressive. Eaten raw or cooked, apples provide many factors which support or strengthen human health. In the field of skin and hair care, however, the constituents of apples also provide some important benefits. Apple extract has been studied and shown to provide great antioxidant effects. The phenolic compounds present in apple extract, particularly from apple seeds, have been shown to scavenge free radicals in the skin tissues, protecting against premature aging. There are also indications that these compounds work to actively promote cell health by activating “early cell death” of cancerous tissue. Although proper use of sun screen should be a part of everyone’s health care regime, Pyrus malus extracts in skin care products can potentially provide a healing benefit for skin that has been exposed to excessive amounts of ultraviolet (UV) radiation.

Apple seed oil is also a source of beneficial skin care.

Apple seed oil is also a source of beneficial skin care. Sometimes called calocarpum mamossum or sapuyul, the oil is rich in essential fatty acids and proteins, providing an effective emollient for skin tissues. The moisturizing qualities of apple seed oil makes it an excellent choice for all skin types, but is particularly effective for dry skin that has been subject to damage from the elements. Apple seed oil, in its pure form, has a pleasant, almond-like aroma.

Unfortunately, apples can present a potential danger to some people. Individuals with a northern European ancestry can be susceptible to what is known as “birch-apple syndrome.” This means that such individuals, who are also allergic to birch tree pollen, can also have an allergic reaction to apple proteins. Since apples are also closely related to pears, some individuals with ancestry from the Mediterranean region can also have, or develop, an allergy to apples. Furthermore, apple seeds contain a small amount of a chemical, amygdalin, which is a form of cyanide; the amount of amygdalin in apple seed oil is so minute, however, that this does not present a real danger but, in some individuals, can cause irritation. Anyone using skin or hair care products containing ingredients derived from Pyrus malus or apple seed oil who develops symptoms of redden, inflamed or itching skin or, in particular, finds any difficulty in breathing should immediately cease use of that product and contact their physician. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding infants should discuss use of products containing Pyrus malus compounds.

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Stimulates eyelash growth by nourishing and conditioning.
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0.1 oz | TL002
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This lightweight hydrator leaves skin feeling fresh and dewy.
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1.69 oz | RC079
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Guaranteed longer, fuller lashes in just 28 days.
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A silicone-free clarifying shampoo that acts as a purifying cleanser.
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A lightweight moisturizer that helps soothe and hydrate skin.
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1.7 oz | EM014
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This serum contains brow-nourishing plant extracts to support fuller and more defined eyebrows.
$57.50
0.34 oz | TL071
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Gentle cleanser for dry and sensitive skin types is effective without irritating or drying.
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6oz | ED001
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Exfoliates and refines to reduce the appearance of dark spots and discoloration, and visibly brighten the appearance.
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2 oz | JB021
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A drug-free, plant-based product that encourages longer, stronger, curlier and darker lashes without harmful side effects.
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0.3 oz | TL043
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A healing balm that reduces inflammation, rosacea symptoms or redness.
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0.5 oz | RC037
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Skin brightening body milk.
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This lightweight serum battles crow's feet, tightens and firms the eye area.
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Versatile natural volumizer revitalizes the scalp while keeping hair in place.
$32.00
6 oz | RU005
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Night Serum is an essential nighttime skin care product that revitalizes and helps the skin rediscover its natural balance.
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0.8 oz | DK148
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A volume-building spray gel for fine or thin hair.
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8 oz | NA025
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Skin brightening for underarms.
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Multi-active one-step cleanse and tone formula renders the skin thoroughly cleansed and wonderfully refreshed.
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4 oz | PE139
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This cream protects, corrects, smoothes and leaves your skin with a fresh and flawless finish.
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1.6 oz | GQ018
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This patented, award winning peel is designed to supercharge the blemish clearing process by exfoliating to even skin tone and texture.
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Corrective peel to unveil a more even, refined skin tone.
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A moisturizing lip and laugh line treatment that plumps, smooth lines and and blurs imperfections.
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0.5 oz | PE148
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Revitalizes and re-energizes tired, dull, lackluster skin, boosts luminosity.
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Anti-aging multi-action treatment delivers the potency of Retinol with no irritation.
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1 oz | BR116
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An invigorating gel cleanser that contains a powerful blend of pore refining ingredients.
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6 oz | CS108
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Revita offers powerful results on scalp vitality and hair growth stimulation.
$30.00
6 oz | DE008
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This hydrating body lotion will leave skin with a sexy and intoxicating scent.
$28.00
6 oz | ZT072
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A potent alpha and beta hydroxy acid peel that delivers spa grade exfoliation, revealing a brighter complexion.
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2 oz | JB010
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Powerful night treatment to help correct irregular pigmentation and dark spots.
$99.00
1 oz | ED010
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Regenerate, moisturize, firm, calm and brighten the appearance of dull, damaged, wrinkled, overexposed skin.
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1 oz | PT218
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This powerful youth elixir helps to prevent and reverse the visible signs of aging.
$65.00
1 oz | JR028
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This eye cream, with plant stem-cell technology, actively combats the signs of aging.
$67.50
0.5oz | EM056
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Add to your favorite moisturizer or serum for an anti-aging boost without changing your routine.
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0.5 oz | PN082
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This cream actively combats the signs of aging.
$92.50
1.69 oz | EM055
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A lightweight, gel-lotion that minimizes the look of lines and wrinkles.
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1.7 oz | LS002
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A revolutionary color changing mud to foam daily cleanser.
$39.00
5 oz | GG006
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A nourishing foundation that conceals, brightens and smoothes skin.
$48.00
1.7 oz | JI477
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This BB cream for fair skin covers blemishes, minimizes pores and disguises wrinkles.
$48.00
1.7 oz | JI476
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Firms, lifts and provides intense moisturization for the face and neck.
$62.00
1.7 oz | BS249
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This BB cream covers blemishes, minimizes pores and disguises wrinkles.
$48.00
1.7 oz | JI478
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An intensive overnight, moisture treatment that heals rough, dry, scaled, and chapped hands.
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This BB cream covers blemishes, minimizes pores and disguises wrinkles.
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1.7 oz | JI570
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A lightly tinted, full-spectrum protection, moisturizer and sunscreen in one.
$29.00
2 oz | JB017
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A lightly tinted, full-spectrum protection, moisturizer and sunscreen in one.
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2 oz | JB094
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An antioxidant-based moisturizing sunscreen that promotes an even complexion.
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2 oz | JB043
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Clear blemished skin and control oil with this purifying and deep pore cleansing clay weekly mask.
$24.00
2 oz | JB087
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Foaming gel removes impurities and makeup while protecting the skin’s moisture barrier.
$22.00
3 oz | VF004
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An ultra-rich body and hand lotion with a scent that conveys a timeless innocence and grace.
$28.00
6 oz | ZT012
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This 4-in-1 multitasking BB cream blends zinc broad spectrum SPF 30, mineral coverage, and antioxidants.
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2 oz | JB034
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