Cranberries are particularly high in antioxidants, which are key in protecting the skin from diseases. Further, cranberries show a perfect ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids, which means that it absorbs effectively into the skin, giving it great hydration. It also means your skin is more likely to absorb the potent antioxidants, Vitamin E, and other nutrients. Cranberries are the fruits of low shrubs that grow about 2-8 feet in height, have small evergreen leaves, and slender, wiry stems.
Benefits of Cranberries:
- Potent antioxidant: studies how, it has more disease-fighting antioxidants than strawberries, spinach, broccoli, apples, and cherries, among others.
- Rich in Vitamin E: contains tocotrienols and tocopherols that act as strong antioxidants, protecting the skin from free radical damage.
- Fatty Acids: Cranberry contains omega-3, omega-6, and omega-9 essential fatty acids, making it easily for the skin to assimilate the ingredient and benefit from its properties. It also helps the skin hold onto moisture through contributing to the skin’s structure and barrier formation.
- Anti-aging: its nutrients working together provide anti-aging effects, helping to protect the skin from the elements that damage it, while moisturizing and strengthening, helping to improve skin elasticity and firmness.