Banana powder was originally developed by professional makeup artists as a universally flattering setting powder to reduce fine lines, absorb oil, and correct colour discolouration. Also known as translucent banana powder, this is actually a yellow/gold shade that works well with all skin tones.
Properties of banana powder
Appearance: fine powder which tends to solidify
Color: light yellow
Odor: characteristic of banana, greedy, exotic
Physics of banana powder:
Granulometry: <800 microns
Solubility in water: soluble
Solubility in oil: dispersed in balms
Sugars: mucilages, fructose, glucose
Vitamins: A, B and C
Indications of banana powder:
All types of skin and hair
especially dry, dehydrated, mature, wrinkle, sensitive, irritated skin
especially dry, dull, devitalized hair
up to 10% as an active ingredient in creams
up to 15% in powdery and pasty mixes
The benefits of banana powder:
A true hydration booster, banana powder prevents dehydration of hair and skin
Very nutritious, it nourishes the skin and hair thanks to its richness in vitamins and minerals
Softening, thanks to its richness in mucilages, it takes care of delicate skin
Gourmet and exotic, it divinely perfumes homemade treatments
The natural banana is a remarkable cosmetic active to preserve the beauty of the skin, the health of the hair and keep a radiant smile.
Banana powder for hair
Banana powder is added in shampoo or hair mask recipes to find fortified and silky hair.
• As a shampoo or mask for fortified and silky hair
Regardless of the nature of your hair, using bananas in your hair mask recipes is beneficial for hydrating, nourishing, and restoring shine to hair. Softening, banana protects the natural elasticity of the hair and prevents the appearance of dandruff. Fortifying, it also fights against hair loss and helps repair dry and damaged hair.
Banana powder for the face
Banana powder is a real ally for the care of mature skin, but also for boosting the hydration of all skin types.
- To fight against the signs of skin ageing:
Rich in vitamins B and C6, natural bananas contain essential nutrients to maintain the elasticity of the skin. Its antioxidants also prevent the appearance of wrinkles and fight against the effects of skin ageing caused by free radicals.
- To purify and prevent dehydration of the skin:
Rich in sugars, bananas prevent skin dehydration, but it also helps to cleanse the skin by fighting acne. Rich in antioxidants, it eliminates dead cells and imperfections by exfoliating the skin.
Banana peel for teeth whitening
Less known, but also beneficial, bananas also have a whitening action on tooth enamel to keep a bright smile. Brightening, it allows to remineralize and strengthen the teeth. This is because the banana peel contains salicylic acid which effectively fights tartar while citric acid naturally whitens teeth.
How to make banana powder at home?
Wash the banana peels. Dry the banana peels in the oven for 3 hours at 100 °.
Wait for them to cool completely to room temperature.
Put them in the blender until you get a fine powder.
Pass through a sieve and put in a jar. Keep away from humidity.
Recipes with banana powder:
Nourishing face mask
2 Tbsp of banana powder
2 Tbsp of honey
1/2 natural yoghurt
Mix all the ingredients until you get a smooth paste. Apply immediately to the face. Leave on for ten minutes then rinse with clear water.
Nourishing hair mask
2 Tbsp of banana powder
2 Tbsp of coconut vegetable oil
1 plain yogurt
Mix all the ingredients until you get a smooth paste. Apply immediately to damp hair. Leave on for 30 minutes, then rinse with shampoo.
Banana Powder for makeup
If you want to add banana powder makeup to your routine, you’ll be happy to know that it’s so easy. To make it even easier, we’ve put together a step-by-step tutorial below.
STEP 1. Improve your face
Yes, the banana powder helps define your makeup, but that doesn’t mean you should skip foundation. To help enhance the appearance of a glowing complexion, use a radiant finishing base. Apply the liquid formula to your face with your fingers.
STEP 2. Improve your foundation
A common question is whether banana powder should be applied before or after foundation, and the answer is after. In fact, the banana setting powder should be used after foundation and concealer. Therefore, the next step in your routine should be to apply the foundation.
STEP 3. Contact the runner
Then, apply the concealer on the spots and blemishes that you still feel. If you plan to wear makeup, apply a concealer in a colour that is a shade or two lighter than your inverted triangle complexion under your eyes. Make sure to polish and blend the triangles so there are no harsh lines.
STEP 4. Banana powder runner
It’s time for your banana powder! Use a soft brush for your face to brushing the powder over your skin. If you are preparing your makeup, use a blender to squeeze the powder under your eyes, into the triangles you created in the previous step. Let the powder sit for a few minutes, then use a soft brush to clean it up to reveal a brighter, more excited complexion.
STEP # 5. End of your look
Once you’ve applied the banana setting powder, you can move it around with the rest of your makeup. It means following suit with blush, highlighter, eyeshadow, the choice is yours. Finish your routine as you normally would before heading out.
What does banana powder do for your face?
Banana powder is used to correct colour and give skin a warm glow, reduce shine, absorb excess oil, define makeup for durability, and reduce fine lines.
What skin colour is a banana powder for?
Banana powder has a yellow/gold hue that is universally flattering. It can be used for all undertones but is best for olive, golden or yellow-toned skin.
Can you use banana powder to bake your face?
Absolutely! This is what banana powder made famous: it defines makeup while brightening and highlighting the area.
Where is the banana powder applied?
Banana powder can be applied to the entire face with a slight movement or used in greater concentration under the eyes, nose, cheeks or where shine is needed.
Banana powder is a setting powder that was originally created and used exclusively by makeup artists, which is why the two usually go hand in hand. Its name is due to the pale yellow tint of the powder as opposed to the most commonly used translucent, skin-specific colour setting powders that you may already have in your makeup bag.