Aceto di Cidro di Mele (Apple Cider Vinegar)
Apple cider vinegar is highly valued for hair and skin care, thanks to its purifying, shine-enhancing and detangling properties.
Where do we get it?
This vinegar is produced by a British apple grower for whom sustainability is crucial. Passionate about biodynamic and probiotic farming, they do not use chemicals or synthetic fertilizers in the orchard. They also try and recycle their production waste as much as possible.
What are the benefits for the hair and skin?
- Restores the skin and scalp’s balance.
- Helps tackle the causes of dandruff and acne.
- Makes the hair shine.
- Detangles the hair.
The sour taste of apple cider vinegar comes from the acetic and malic acid it contains. These acids help restore the skin's acid mantle and make hair's cuticles lie down flat and thus reflect more light.
This vinegar is obtained by fermenting apples. First, the sugars in the apple are broken down and turned into alcohol by bacteria and yeasts, which gives cider. Then, it turns into vinegar by allowing the liquid to ferment even longer in special containers.
In her book Feed your face (1975), Dian Dincin Buchman confides: ‘Hardly anyone thinks of vinegar as almost the perfect toiletry item… Yet it is a complement to all cosmetic herb care... We buy cider vinegar six bottles at a time - some goes to the bathroom for use in the bath, some goes to concoct creams, lotions and herbal ointments... and some goes into the kitchen.’