While the apple may have an ambiguous role in mythology, it tends to be associated with the idea of immortality. In popular medicine, poultices were made with cooked apple pulp to soothe cuts and grazes and help heal wounds and burns. The Italians of the Renaissance would use it to make a beauty mask that softened and firmed the skin, called a pomata - which has led to the word "pomade".
We use several organic Provence apple extracts. The aqueous extract, rich in polyphenols and AHA fruit acids, refines the skin's texture and protects skin cells against free radicals. Apple vinegar is an effective astringent and tightens pores.