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At Jurlique, we’ve been using powerful botanical extracts in our skin care products since 1985, choosing them for their natural, skin benefitting properties. One such ingredient is Prunus persica, or Peach Leaf extract; an ingredient that may not be headline-grabbing like many others in skin care, but one that is important for helping to protect the skin from environmental aggressors, as well as improving the skin’s vitality and radiance of the skin. Here are four benefits of Peach Leaf extract and how you can add it to your skin care ritual.

What is Peach Leaf extract?

Peach Leaf extract is often listed or known as Prunus persica, which is the Latin name for ‘peach’. For years, extracts taken from the leaf of peach plants have been used for medicinal uses such as relief from morning sickness during pregnancy, treatment of mild coughs and reduction of premenstrual symptoms. At Jurlique, we use it for its skin care properties…

The benefits of Peach Leaf extract

Skin appears more radiant. Peach Leaf extract helps to reduce signs of pigmentation and boost skin hydration, resulting in skin looking more even toned and feeling moisturised.
It’s a natural antioxidant. Peach Leaf extract can help fight free radicals that cause wrinkles, dark spots, uneven skin tone and other signs of ageing.
It helps calm irritation. Peach Leaf extract is rich in phenolic compounds, which means it can help soothe and calm irritated skin and diminish inflammation. Its soothing properties also make it a good choice for anyone who is dealing with sensitive skin.
It helps balance oil production. Peach Leaf extract provides non-greasy, fast absorbed hydration that can help regulate your skin’s natural oil production.
How to add Peach Leaf extract to your skin care ritual

Peach Leaf extract is one of the key ingredients in our Activating Water Essence, an important step in any skin care ritual. Alongside Marshmallow Root extract, Witch Hazel, Rosemary and Lavender extracts, Peach Leaf extract delivers all the above benefits and helps keep skin healthy-looking and hydrated. Use Activating Water Essence after cleansing and misting, and before applying your serum. Pour 2-3 drops of the essence into your hands and gently press over your face, neck and décolletage.