Fresh Idea: Fig Bath Products

05/22/2007 at 12:00 PM ET

If you just think of Fig Newtons when you think of figs, you’re missing out. Figs have been used for various health and beauty reasons including as a treatment for skin pigmentation diseases since ancient Greece. Figs also contain a high level of antioxidants, which fight free radicals, and they act as a natural humectant to help skin retain moisture. And they smell delicious, too. Maybe that explains why the flower (yes, this dried “fruit” is actually an inverted flower) is popping up in so many beauty products. You can find them in Korres Fig Showergel, $11; The Healing Garden Organics Fig & Lavender Body Lotion, $8; and Organic Bath & Co. Bath Soak, $10.

Photo: Courtesy ofKorres

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glad on

nice…but i just had surgery (laser) and i need something to make the scars go away or make it less visible?? can you help me?

faith on


where did you have surgery? i have heard that roll on vitamin e helps with scars, but i don’t know from experience.
here is a website link with a description if you are curious:

Elda on

anything with natural fruit, i’m for it!! P.S. Glad, Palmers Cocoa butter w/vitamin E is supposed to be good for scars. i had an acident on my left foot and was worried about a scar but someone told me about Palmers so i used it and it worked!! it totally went away.

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