Superfood Skin Series: 6 Skin Benefits of Cranberry Seed Oil
12 July 2017 by botani
Most of us have probably encountered Cranberry in some sort of form before….either in a supplement or perhaps even Cranberry juice (no judgements if alcohol was involved)! I bet you never realised just how amazing this little ‘super-berry’ actually is. New studies are just coming out with evidence to prove just how rich they are in disease-fighting antioxidants – they actually outrank every fruit and vegetable in the world when it comes to antioxidant value!
When it comes to skincare – antioxidants matter! That’s because free radicals are the ‘nasty, scavenger cells’ in our skin that speed up our ageing processes and lead to skin damage such as pigmentation, loss of elasticity, wrinkles etc. Antioxidants defend your body from the damage and inflammation free radicals cause.
Cranberry Seed Oil is cold pressed from the seed of the Cranberry (meaning the extraction process does not damage the vitamins through heat extraction. It is a unique oil that contains:
- Very high essential fatty acids
- Tocopherols and tocotrienols (Vitamin E)
- High amounts of phytosterols
- Balanced 1:1 ratio of Omega 3 to Omega 6 Essential Fatty Acids which gives it excellent antioxidant activity and skin absorbency/delivery.
- Improves elasticity/firms skin
Cranberry Seed Oil is rich in antioxidants such as Vitamin A, C, E and K and natural fatty acids that can help to improve the skin’s elasticity, boosts collagen and firm skin.
- Age spots and pigmentation
The antioxidant activity and natural SPF found in Cranberry Seed Oil fights environmental stressors and can help reduce melatonin production in the skin – resulting in a reduced appearance of age spots/pigmentation.
- Skin Hydration
Omega Fatty Acids provide deep hydration to the skin and lock in moisture – providing long term moisturisation, softness and plumpness.
- High absorbency & quick delivery
The balanced ratio of omega 3 to omega 6 essential fatty acids is NOT to be overlooked! This means the Cranberry Seed Oil actually absorbs into the skin FAST, bringing with it Vitamin E and the other amazing constituents.
- Soothes sensitive and inflamed skin
Organic acids such as Benzoic Acid present in Cranberry Seed Oil fight skin irritation and inflammation. The rich Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids help to strengthen the skin’s protective barrier, this means it is the perfect ingredient to calm inflamed and dry skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and rosacea.
- Healthy scalp & hair
The high vitamin E levels nourish the scalp and promote lustrous hair while the essential fatty acids fight dry scalp conditions like dandruff. The balanced fatty acids also make it a non greasy oil, the perfect combination for shiny healthy hair minus the greasy feel.
Where you can find Cranberry Seed Oil in our products:
Acai Berry Active Antioxidant Serum
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Written By Sandra La Scala, Botani natural beauty writer, poodle lover, mum of two boys, advocate of natural skincare, sleep and surrounding yourself with happy people!