Why Organic Cranberry is Vital to Skin Health
Mother Natures natural superhero.
LET’S FACE IT:
From extreme weather (hot-damaging-sun, dirt & grime, the local lake) to your extreme effort - you put your skin through a lot by playing outside. So, just as you know it’s vital to refuel and rehydrate your body after a super-satisfying session, it’s vital to help your skin recover too.
That’s where high-performance plants like organic cranberry come in... a key player in helping your skin look lively, regardless of what you put it through. Here’s the lowdown on Mother Natures natural superhero, and the results you’ll see if you include it in your skincare regime.
This small but mighty berry isn’t just a delicious festive-dinner sidekick; it’s also a hero ingredient with a long history of use in health and wellness.
Indigenous peoples traditionally used cranberry for medicinal purposes as an infection fighter, and New World pilgrims once consumed it to ward off scurvy (it worked: cranberries are chock full of vitamin C).
Today, the potent cranberry is as popular as ever; you’ll find it in everything from superfood smoothies to loaves of bread, and in Look Lively, our advanced Firming Eye Cream.
CANADA IS THE SECOND LARGEST PRODUCER OF CRANBERRIES IN THE WHOLE WORLD.
Cranberry’s secret weapon is an exceptionally hefty concentration of antioxidants—more than you’d find in virtually any other fruits or veggies. Think of these antioxidants as the peacekeepers of your body: they protect you by disarming free radicals (a type of unstable molecule), stopping them before they can cause havoc in your skin, like accelerating signs of aging.
Doing damage control is a must since it’s impossible to avoid free radicals altogether. These harmful molecules are generated by the sun you’re exposed to during your runs, the air pollution you inadvertently breathe when training for your next road-bike race, and lots of other environmental factors.
Luckily, there’s no need to quit your active outdoor lifestyle, as long as you play defense by getting your protective antioxidants daily.
Beyond skin-saving antioxidants, cranberries are loaded with nutrients, like vitamins C (also known as Ascorbic Acid - it is essential for the maintenance of your skin), E and K, as well as deeply powerful and hydrating essential fatty acids.
It’s no wonder we’re deeming cranberries Mother Natures natural superhero.
WHERE TO FIND IT:
Reap the benefits of organic cranberry in Vital Facecare Look Lively Advanced Firming Eye Cream, which repairs and hydrates the delicate eye area, and helps smooth away the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Think of it as your skin’s recommended (twice-daily) serving of superfruit.