Life's a peach this August
August is all about the peach, so in aid of Peach Month, we've rounded up the best beauty buys that include the sweet and delicious fruit.
Peaches are brimming with calcium, potassium, magnesium, iron, manganese, phosphorous, zinc, and copper. And as well as all that, are a fantastic source of vitamin C, which helps diminish dark circles and blemishes.
If you're a keen face mask maker, you may usually reach for a trusty avocado when whipping up home-made skin treats, but peaches are also really beneficial to the face. Next time you get busy in the beauty kitchen, create a hydrating face mask by blending together half of a ripe pitted peach, one tbsp. of honey and the same amount of oatmeal. Slather onto damp skin and leave for 30 minutes before rinsing off.
Or if you'd prefer for the work to be done for you, we've rounded up a few peachy products from some top brands.
Lush is always a one-stop shop for skincare favourites, so it of course stocks some peach goodies. Try out the Beautiful shower gel, which mixes together fresh peach juice, dried apricots, and osmanthus absolute. The environmentally conscious brand also uses peach kernel oil in its Orange Flower lip tint.
Another bathroom option is L'Occitane Bonne Mere Peach Soap, a cleansing bar that doesn't dry out skin. It's enriched with peach extract and leaves skin soft and supple.
If peach fragrance is more your bag, check out Clean Beauty Co.'s new Babe Balm, a multi-purpose balm that acts as a highlighter, moisturiser, cleanser and more, and smells like peach sorbet.
Soft peach lips are also a must-have beauty trend right now, with Jane Iredale tapping into the look with the new Hot Cider coloured lip gloss, a creamy golden tone with a hint of peach.
Or get really peachy with Too Faced's recently launched peach-inspired range, made up of Sweet Peach Eye Shadow Palette, Sweet Peach Creamy Lip Oil, Sweet Peach Glow Palette (which actually smells like sweet peaches) and Papa Don't Peach Blush. The make-up is encased in peach-adorned packaging, which will instantly brighten up your cosmetics bag.