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Beautiful Berries Abound in Skin Care
Posted: December 18, 2007
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Cranberry is featured in another new facial exfoliating product, Pangea Organics' Facial Scrub. In this case, the berry is highlighted as being highly antioxidant and nutrient-rich. It is also organic. Adzuki bean, shea butter and other organic actives are included to cleanse, detoxify and regenerate skin cells. Like other Pangea Organics products, the molded fiber box is made from 100% post-consumer paper embedded with organic seeds so that the box can be planted after use.
The antioxidant benefits of cranberry are evident in eye care products as well, as demonstrated by Aromatherapy Associates Renew new Rose Firming Eye Serum. The key ingredients are damask rose water, frankincense, neroli, black tea and cranberry. The product claims to reduce the look of puffiness, protect the skin and smooth the appearance of wrinkles via hydration.
In September, UK spa brand Champneys introduced a new range of antiaging skin care products in its resorts, spas and Web site as well as at Sainsbury’s grocery stores. The Collagen Plus Firm & Protect Day Cream with SPF 15 claims to protect skin against future damage with collagen boosters and skin strengtheners. It contains Arctic cranberry seed oil to protect against environmental damage.
This autumn in France, Darphin launched a super-premium radiance-boosting facial oil. Nectar aux 8 Fleurs Huile Aromatique is an aromatic blend of essences from eight precious flowers. In addition to jasmine, rose, lavender, iris, patchouli, everlasting, neroli and ylang ylang essential oils, it contains Arctic cranberry and date extract as well as vitamins A and E. The thick gel-oil claims to be purer because carbon dioxide was used during the extraction process. This method (used in perfumery) allows the fragrance compounds to be extracted without extensive damage or denaturing. The result is an aromatic, multi-action product to be used under a moisturizer. It claims to soothe, renew radiance, protect, reduce the appearance of fine lines, promote skin elasticity, nourish and firm.
Several brands capitalize on the seasonal associations of cranberries. Jane Iredale’s Sugar & Butter Lip Exfoliator/Plumper Duo is said to keep lips soft and beautiful in dry and windy conditions. The dual-ended lip care product is formulated with cranberry fruit extract. It combines exfoliating, plumping and lip tint in one.