A little-known arctic berry may just be the secret to flawless skin. Cloudberries are a rich source in skin-firming vitamin A, brightening vitamin C, repairing vitamin E, as well as anti-inflammatory ellagic acid. When infused in skin care, the potent antioxidants in cloudberries are able to delay the breakdown of collagen and elastin while fortifying the skin barrier to protect against environmental threats.
WHERE DO CLOUDBERRIES COME FROM?
Cloudberries are grown in Arctic marshes. Despite harsh winter weather conditions and temperatures that can fall below -40 degrees, cloudberries are able to thrive and remain highly potent in their concentrations of vitamins and antioxidants. Thanks to its richness in vitamins, phytosterols, and antioxidants, these berries have been used for their immune boosting properties going all the way back to the time of the Vikings and Inuit people.
6 ANTI-AGING BENEFITS FROM CLOUDBERRIES
Cloudberries’ richness in phenols, vitamins, and antioxidants are gaining them recognition as one of the most potent botanical anti-aging ingredients. Keep reading to find out what exactly makes them so effective.
CLOUDBERRIES AND BETA CAROTENE
Cloudberries are potent in skin-nourishing antioxidants like beta carotene. Once this orange antioxidant makes its way onto the skin, it converts into vitamin A to firm the skin and protects it against free radicals. Vitamin A is also known for its radiance-boosting, blemish-clearing superpowers.
CLOUDBERRIES AND VITAMIN C
Cloudberries are unusually high in vitamin C. Even eating ¾ of a cup’s worth of these arctic berries can fulfil 100% of your daily requirement for vitamin C. This makes cloudberries a great addition to skin care formulas since applying vitamin C topically is able to even the skin tone, smoothen rough skin textures, diminish fine lines, reduce the appearance of acne scars, and enhance radiance in dull skin. Vitamin C is also one of the most essential contributors to promoting collagen and skin cell renewal.
CLOUDBERRIES AND VITAMIN E
Cloudberries are packed with deeply-hydrating vitamin E, which acts to maintain high moisture levels in the skin, even in below freezing temperatures. There’s no doubt that these berries are the ideal ingredient for dry skin as it will provide much-needed hydration, plumping and repairing of skin cells during the cold winter months.
CLOUDBERRIES AND ELLAGIC ACID
Ellagic acid is one of the star nutrients that is found within various fruits in the berry family, and cloudberries are no exception. Ellagic acid is a polyphenol that’s powerfully effective in treating wrinkles and inflammation. One study that examined the effects of ellagic acid found that it was effective at protecting collagen from being broken down and was proven to lower inflammatory responses to UV radiation damage.
CLOUDBERRIES AND OMEGAS 3 AND 6
These beautiful arctic berries are abundant in seeds that are rich in ALA omega 3 and omega 6. These fatty acids strengthen your skin’s protective barrier while replenishing deep, long-lasting hydration to dry skin. It also promotes plumper skin that diminishes the look of fine lines and wrinkles on the face.
Omegas 3 and 6 can retain moisture throughout even the harshest of winter weather conditions, hence why it’s been a trusted skin care ingredient for centuries in Scandinavia.
CLOUDBERRIES AND IRON
Did you know that cloudberries are loaded with iron? Adding a healthy dose of iron to the skin is known to boost blood circulation. This, in turn, allows for your skin to properly receive more essential skin-healthy nutrients it needs. The increased blood flow also enhances radiance in dull skin.
WHERE CAN I FIND CLOUDBERRIES IN SKIN CARE?
Finding cloudberries in skin care isn’t limited to the arctic regions of Scandinavia anymore. For a much-needed vitamin-boost your skin will love, we’ve infused the anti-aging benefits of cloudberries in Essential Skin Defense (ESD™) at the base of each of our serums.
Cloudberries are rich in brightening vitamin C and repairing vitamin E, as well as anti-inflammatory ellagic acid. When infused in Ampersand serums, the antioxidants in cloudberries are able to delay the breakdown of collagen and elastin while fortifying the skin barrier to protect against environmental threats.
There’s no question why we’ve infused every drop of our high-grade formulas with this nourishing arctic berry:
- Strengthened defenses against damage from the sun and aging thanks to vitamin A, ellagic acid, and omega 3 and 6 fatty acids
- Boosted levels of skin-firming collagen from vitamins A & C
- Improved healing from nourishing vitamin E
- Brighter complexion and increased blood circulation in dull skin from iron
- Deep hydration from the omega 3 and 6 essential fatty acids