We love a science-y sounding active, but there are a whole host of natural ingredients that are just as punchy in the skincare stakes. And they don’t get more wholesome than a blend of berries.
A nutritional heavyweight thanks to their antioxidant content, berries have beauty benefits by the punnet load. Studies suggest these antioxidants are just as powerful when applied topically to the skin but, for the best results, you’ll need to look a little further afield than the fruit aisle in your local supermarket.
Here’s 5 things you need to know about this super berry blend.
1. Say g’day to healthier skin
Riberry (also known by the super cute name Lilli Pilli), pepperberry and muntries are a trio of health-boosting and skin-loving berries native to Australia’s outback.
Haven’t got your passport handy? You’ll also find them in our Make It Rain Face Mist where this super berry blend helps give your complexion more bounce than a kangaroo.
2. Better than blueberries
This Antipodean berry trio might not have made it into the superfood hall of fame this side of the equator, but they pack some serious nutrient credentials. All three berries are bursting with antioxidants. In fact studies have shown that Muntries contain four times the antioxidants of blueberries.
All those antioxidants are great news for helping to keep skin functioning at its best. A skincare staple for all skin types, antioxidants ‘scavenge’ free radicals to help slow signs of ageing and keep skin bright, firm and healthy for longer.
The flavonoid that gives the berries their colour, anthocyanin, is a particularly powerful antioxidant thought to protect skin from UV damage – but don’t skimp on your SPF!
3. Your daily dose of vitamin C
The perfect compliment to your morning berry smoothie, a quick spritz of Make It Rain Face Mist will deliver a hit of vitamin C courtesy of this super berry blend.
This essential vitamin and powerhouse antioxidant protects skin from environmental stresses, while helping to keep it looking firm, radiant and healthy.
4. They keep the good stuff in
Not only does the super berry blend help to moisturise the skin, thanks to the nourishing vitamin E content in riberry, it also helps to lock hydration in.
Muntries are naturally waxy, meaning they can create a seal on the skin to support its natural barrier and boost its ability to retain moisture for all-day hydration.
5. Blemish-friendly berries
Don’t let the word ‘waxy’ freak you out. This berry blend is perfect for tricky acne-prone skin types.
Pepperberry has an antimicrobial action to help target breakouts before they start. Meanwhile muntries contain gallic acid, an antioxidant known for its wound healing properties, to help clear up blemishes in record time.
The flavanoid anthocyanin, found in all three berries, is known for its naturally anti-inflammatory powers, helping to soothe the redness and swelling associated with angry breakouts.