Cranberries Have Amazing Skin Benefits
Cranberries are a mainstay of the Christmas season. The tangy berries are heaped onto dinner plates, drank from cocktails, and used to decorate for the holidays.
Did you know, however, that cranberries provide incredible skin benefits? Continue reading to learn more about this superstar ingredient and its numerous aesthetic advantages.
What is Cranberry Seed ?
Cranberry Seed Powder is made from freeze-dried Vaccinium cacrocarpon fruit seeds that have been pulverised. This is not the same as the more widely available fruit exfoliants.
Cranberry Seed Powder, like Bamboo Powder, is a bead powder that is smooth and circular. Unlike traditional fruit exfoliants, which have a thick, abrasive texture.
|What is it?||Cranberry seeds are a type of seed that comes from cranberries. Cranberries are also high in vitamins, particularly B vitamins, as well as minerals such as iron, magnesium, copper, and zinc.|
|INCI||Vaccinium Macrocarpon Seeds|
|Appearance||Yellow to Light Yellow Liquid|
|pH||2.9 - 4.7.|
|Why do we include it in formulations?||Scrubs and soaps with cranberry seeds exfoliate and give a splash of colour.|
|How to work with it?||You can add them at the end of a ground scrub or mask for more exfoliation, or grind them into the mix for less exfoliation.|
|Applications||Cranberry seeds add a deep red colour to soaps, creams, and scrubs, and they also act as a gentle exfoliator, removing dead skin cells that clog pores. In certain face washes, cranberry seeds are incorporated.|
|Strength||A great topic tie-in for cranberry, this colourful exfoliant and decorative piece is a pleasant thematic tie-in for cranberry.|
|Weaknesses||Cranberry seeds are a powerful exfoliator, and the jagged edges may irritate delicate skin.|
|Substitution||Red jojoba beads.|
|How to store it?||Stored in a cool, dark and dry place.|
|Shelf life||The shelf life of cranberry seeds should be at least three years.|
|Type of ingredient||Exfoliant|
|Main benefits||Cranberries are a unique anti-aging and skin-repair agent because they are both a gentle exfoliation and an antioxidant powerhouse.|
|Who should use it||All skin types are welcome.|
|How often can you use it?||Once or twice a week, in the morning or evening, apply.|
|Works well with||Sunflower seeds and sea salt extract|
|Doesn't work with||retinol|
|How to use||Add at cool down|
Mechanisms of action
Cranberry Seed is a type of physical exfoliator. Physical exfoliation is the process of physically and manually exfoliating dead skin cells with a product such as a face scrub containing small, abrasive particles.
These granules are massaged into the skin, buffing away the top layer of dead skin cells and other debris to reveal youthful, smooth skin.
Benefits of Cranberries
These lovely deep red berries can be found in skin care products as an extract, oil, or whole seed, all of which are quite effective at delivering the fruit’s numerous advantages. Cranberries are high in antioxidants and polyphenols.
Cranberries’ antioxidants can help fight free radicals and delay the appearance of premature ageing, fine lines and wrinkles, and collagen breakdown when applied topically. Cranberries also contain natural acids that aid in the prevention of pore blockage.
Cranberries are abundant in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and vital fatty acids, in addition to their outstanding antioxidant capacity.
- Vitamin A: Vitamin A is known for its anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, and skin-regenerating capabilities, making cranberries ideal for people who suffer from acne and blemishes.
- Vitamin E: Vitamin E in cranberries helps to combat free radicals, protect skin from UV damage, and build the skin’s barrier system, which helps to lock in moisture.
- Vitamin C: Cranberries are high in vitamin C, which makes them a great therapy for hyperpigmentation, acne scars, and markings when used in skin care products.
- Because they are small but scented, cranberry seeds work well as a gentle and natural exfoliator. Exfoliation is a procedure for removing the dead skin cells that clog pores on the surface of the skin. It can assist in skin renewal and acne prevention. Scrubbing the skin with something abrasive but soft enough to avoid discomfort is what non-chemical exfoliation is all about. Small cranberry seeds or other exfoliating ingredients are commonly used in soaps and scrubs to achieve this effect.
Side effects of Cranberry seed
Cranberry seeds are a powerful exfoliator, and their rough edges may irritate delicate skin.
How to use it in formulation?
Natural exfoliants can be made from a variety of seeds, not just cranberry. Cranberry seeds are frequently seen in mixtures with raspberry, strawberry, and other tiny seeds. Small seeds are less prone to irritate the skin by over-exfoliating it.
Cranberry seeds and seed oil are common ingredients in organic or “green” bath and cosmetics products since they are natural items. Scrubs and soaps with cranberry seeds exfoliate and give a splash of colour. Because of the small, fine particles, adding Cranberry Seed Powder to your scrubs and skin polishing products will result in gentle exfoliation, making it ideal for facial applications.
By eliminating dull, dry, uneven skin, it helps restore the look and feel of youthful skin. Cranberry Seed Powder is a powder made from cranberries that has been ground into a fine powder
Works Well With Other Ingredients
Our energising Cranberry Scrub polishes and refines the skin, encouraging cell turnover and revealing glossy, energised, and smooth skin. Antioxidant qualities in this exfoliating face scrub boost skin cell regeneration and guard against free radicals.
This exfoliator helps restore vitality for healthy-looking, vibrant skin with a blend of Cranberry, super fine Sea Salt Extract, and Sunflower Seed Oil. Ideal for normal to dry skin, non-sensitive, rough, dull, or blemished skin on a weekly basis.