The superpower of superberries lies in their double ability to be healthy for you (inside) and your skin (outside)! Superberries range from acai berries, goji berries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and many more.
These wonderful fruits are jam packed with antioxidants (especially in their seeds) known as phenolics. Phenolics are often referred to as polyphenols. - which probably sounds more familiar to you!
These polyphenols have the power to help your skin withstand environmental stressors, such as the wind, sun and cold. Aside from these antioxidant benefits, polyphenols also have the ability to help protect your skin against visible signs of aging (wrinkles, dullness and loss of elasticity) and can help repair skin damage to make your skin look fresher, dewier and overall, healthier!
Why antioxidants for skin?
Have you ever heard of free radicals? Well, our body purposely creates free radicals to neutralize harmful viruses and bacteria. However beneficial, they can be harmful too. Too much of it can have a negative impact on our DNA, lipids and proteins,which in turn can trigger diseases.
Free radicals are unstable and highly reactive and in order to gain stability, these molecules cause chain reactions that can be very damaging for your skin cells. Environmental stressors (like the sun, pollution and radiation) can further trigger the formation of free radicals.
Luckily, antioxidants (from our superberries) can help by fighting against free radicals!
Help reduce signs of aging
Collagen is broken down by oxidative stress and can show up on your skin as fine lines, wrinkles, loose skin, acne breakouts and/or blotchy skin. Antioxidants help minimize these effects by fighting off free radicals. - yay to glowing skin
Help repair you skin
Antioxidants help reduce inflammation, allowing your skin to repair itself. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that can help stimulate collagen production to reveal more youthful looking skin.
Help to brighten your skin tone
Sun exposure + free radicals can trigger changes in your skin's melanin production. Melanin can cause dark spots and an uneven skin tone. Antioxidants can help reduce this damage and help prevent sun induced skin pigmentation. Again, Vitamin C can work to prevent the production of melanin. Vitamin C and E both found in blueberries, can help removes dead skin cells and stimulate the production of new ones. - yay to smoother and brighter looking skin
Antioxidant products for your skin's health
Superfood Serum is infused with cranberry, raspberry, blueberry and goji berry oil to help hydrate and shield your skin from free radicals and pollution. Raspberry oil in particular is known for it's inherent sun protection abilities. It is rich in ellagic acid, which is known to help diminish blemishes and dark spots.
Berry Rich Cream is a velvety-rich, antioxidant face and eye cream. Infused with blueberry seed oil, rich in vitamin C, can help brighten up dull or tired skin and minimize dark spots.
Let us know your favourite berries for your skin below!