Cranberries: Nature's Exfoliants

Cranberries: Nature's Exfoliants

As the calendar ushers in the winter solstice, nature brings its own holiday gift masked in the form of cranberries (and mistletoe, but that’s a different story). While families gather ‘round the table to partake in this traditional side dish, they may not be aware of the significant health benefit these jolly little berries bring. Not only are cranberries fragrant and festive, but they have amazing nutrients masked behind their tart taste.

Cranberries are a ‘super food’ known for their astringent properties and anti-inflamatory agents which provide skin smoothing properties (whooo hoooo) , irritation relief (ahhhhh), and anti-aging benefits (yes please!) when applied to the skin. Additionally, they protect against free radical damage and infuse the skin with Vitamins E and A, along with Omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids. These fatty acids can improve elastin fibers and collagen in the skin, making them the only kind of fat that we like.

The little known cranberry seed is a superstar in itself. This pin size seed of the beneficial berry works as a gentle exfoliator, removing the surface layer of dead skins cells that clog pores. This process helps prevent acne and allows the skin to renew itself, providing fresh, younger looking skin = a Christmas miracle!

Our Lemon Aid soap gnome helps control oil, smooth and restore skin. Yellow Brazilian clay serves as a serious detoxifier, drawing out impurities while releasing essential minerals. Cranberry seeds add a deeper layer of exfoliating, while dried safflower and Evening Primrose oil help restore and rejuvenate skin.

Happy Holidays!

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