Know Your Ingredients: Fig Extract

by Gio

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What it is
Fig extract is derived from the fruit and leaves of the fig plant.

What it does
Fig extract is an emollient that makes skin soft and smooth.

Side effects
Fig extract can cause contact dermatitis in some people.

(Source: N.Z. Med. J, 2007)

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4 comments

Janessa July 19, 2015 - 1:05 am

I love eating figs!

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Gio July 19, 2015 - 6:02 pm

Janessa, they’re yummy, aren’t they?

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Kiss & Make-up July 19, 2015 - 1:17 pm

I didn’t know it was a potential skin irritant, good to know.

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Gio July 19, 2015 - 6:03 pm

Melissa, it is. Unfortunately, so many natural ingredients can cause irritations in people with sensitive skin.

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