A small tree native to the Caucasus, Quince has been cultivated all over the Mediterranean. In ancient times, the fruit—with its golden, downy peel—was offered to brides and grooms as a token of love and fertility. When cooked, its hard, bitter flesh becomes soft and sweet, and can be eaten as a jelly or fruit bar. Quince leaves have been used in traditional medicine to help treat coughs, cardiovascular diseases and skin conditions.
In cosmetics, organic Quince Leaf extract targets the three types of fat cells responsible for the appearance of cellulite—promoting a firmer, shapelier silhouette.