Superfood Skincare: Le Prunier & the Power of the Plum
Every once in a while a product comes along that is so delicious, so delightful and eco-friendly, we can’t resist gushing about it. Le Prunier is definitely gush worthy. From ingredients and sourcing, to production, to skincare benefits and its amazing scent, it’s almost an understatement to say that we are obsessed with Le Prunier.
Le Prunier is a perfect balance of softness and strength: vitamins A and E heal and hydrate, while powerful polyphenols protect skin from free radical damage. Safe for all skin skypes, Le Prunier is an anti-aging, multi-purpose oil that balances and refreshes skin. It’s become our go-to for glowing skin.
What makes Le Prunier so special?Le Prunier is pure prunus domestica seed oil - cold pressed, plum seed oil. Le Prunier uses California Dried Plums exclusively. This super fruit has been rightfully classified as a superfood and here’s why:
- Heart Health: Dried plums are full of soluble fibre, including pectin, which has been shown to decrease blood cholesterol levels.
- Cholesterol Management: Fibre and other compounds in dried plums can help maintain healthy cholesterol levels.
- Bone Health: Dried plums can reverse bone loss and preserve bone structure, reducing the risk of osteoporotic fracture.
- Reduce the risk of colon cancer development, diabetes and cardiovascular disease: Dried plums are able to beneficially alter the colonic environment directly, through their effect on the metabolism of the microbiota present there, and they have bioactive compounds that can potentially fight-off obesity-related diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Long story short: plums are nutrient powerhouses. What’s even most exciting is the fact that Le Prunier sources 100% of its plums from their own, 100-year old California family farm. The farm is the world’s largest grower and producer of organic plums.
Sisters Jacqueline, Allison and Elaine Taylor are the co-founders of Le Prunier. Their great grandfather began farming the land that is now their family farm in 1916, in the rich soils of Sutter County. From seed to serum, Le Prunier maintains the highest ingredient authenticity, guaranteed by the fact that everything is grown, harvest, cold-pressed, and produced on their farm.
What’s more, their commitment to the environment is a driving force behind Le Prunier. The sisters pride themselves on their sustainable farming practices, including the use of compost and cover crops for their fertilizer program, allowing bees to naturally pollinate crops and employing environmentally friendly biological insecticides derived from natural materials. They’ve also “made a conscious decision to recycle raw materials and utilize byproducts in order to eliminate waste.”
A beautiful combination of tradition and innovation, there’s no denying that Le Prunier is a green beauty delight, and we’re thrilled to be able to share it with you. To experience the power of the plum, click here.