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Ingredient Spotlight: Cloudberry

Cloudberry, scientifically known as Rubus chamaemorus, is a small, golden-orange berry native to the Arctic and sub-Arctic regions of the Northern Hemisphere, including here in Canada. Traditionally, cloudberry has been used for its medicinal properties and as a dietary staple in Boreal regions. In skincare it has a myriad of benefits!

  1. Antioxidant Power: Cloudberry is packed with antioxidants such as vitamin C, vitamin E, and flavonoids, which help protect the skin from oxidative stress caused by free radicals. Free radicals can accelerate aging and contribute to various skin concerns, including wrinkles, fine lines, and uneven skin tone. Incorporating cloudberry extract into skincare products can help neutralize free radicals and promote healthier, more youthful-looking skin.

  2. Hydration and Moisture Retention: Cloudberry is rich in essential fatty acids, including omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which help improve skin hydration and moisture retention. Skincare products containing cloudberry extract can help replenish the skin's lipid barrier, leaving it soft, smooth, and supple. This is especially beneficial for individuals with dry or dehydrated skin, as cloudberry helps to lock in moisture and prevent moisture loss.

  3. Brightening and Even Tone: Cloudberry extract contains natural acids, such as ellagic acid and alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), which help promote skin brightening and even out skin tone. Products containing cloudberry may help reduce the appearance of dark spots, hyperpigmentation, and uneven skin tone, resulting in a more radiant and uniform complexion.

  4. Anti-inflammatory Effects: Cloudberry possesses anti-inflammatory properties, making it beneficial for soothing and calming irritated or inflamed skin. Skincare products containing cloudberry extract may help reduce redness, swelling, and discomfort associated with inflammatory skin conditions such as acne, eczema, or rosacea. Cloudberry can aid in promoting overall skin health by supporting the skin's natural healing process.

  5. Regenerative Properties: Cloudberry is believed to have regenerative properties that can help stimulate cell renewal and repair damaged skin. Skincare products containing cloudberry extract may help improve the texture and appearance of the skin, making it look smoother, firmer, and more youthful over time.

  6. Antimicrobial and Antiseptic Benefits: Cloudberry extract has antimicrobial and antiseptic properties, making it suitable for skincare products designed to cleanse and purify the skin. Cloudberry can help remove impurities, excess oil, and buildup from the skin's surface, helping to prevent breakouts and promote clearer, healthier-looking skin.

Overall, cloudberry offers a range of potential benefits for skincare, including antioxidant protection, hydration, skin brightening, anti-inflammatory effects, regenerative properties, and antimicrobial benefits, making it a valuable ingredient in natural skincare formulations.

Look for Cloudberries in our Boreal Intense Face Oil.

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