Family Musaceae. This tropical plant grows to 12-40 feet with 8-40 leaves that yield a double row of flowers that develop into the banana fruit. It contains many skin loving nutrients such as vitamins B6, C & E, potassium, lecithin, zinc and amono acids. Geography: It is believed to have originated in Southeast Asia and is widely cultivated in wet tropical areas worldwide.
Not only does this antioxidant rich fruit deliver moisturizing benefits, it is also included in products such as face masks and creams to help stimulate cell renewal and minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Cultivation of this plant dates back 8000 years.