Skincare superfoods: The benefits of berries in skincare
Ask any nutritionist and they’ll tell you: Berries are seriously great for your health. They’re packed with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals to boost everything from our immunity to our metabolism. Spoiler alert: Berries are good for our skin, too! If you’ve seen berry extracts popping up in your favourite skincare products, that’s why.
The benefits of berries in skincare
Each berry has its own benefits, and all berries are superfoods for the skin in their own way. These are the main reasons to add berries to your skincare routine:
1. They protect the skin from environmental stressors
Think pollution and windy weather. Berries are full of polyphenols, which are powerful antioxidants that safeguard the skin from external stress.
2. They help to slow down ageing
One of the major effects of antioxidants on the skin is that they fight free radicals. These free radicals are behind many of the signs of ageing, like wrinkles, dullness and uneven skin tone.
3. They promote cell turnover
Many berries are loaded with vitamins A, C and E to speed up cell turnover and clarify the skin, leaving the complexion looking bright and radiant.
4. They increase collagen production
Collagen is the protein that keeps our skin strong, girm and elastic. It declines as we age, so it’s never too early to start adding antioxidant-rich ingredients - like berries - to your skincare routine.
How to incorporate berries into your skincare routine
Most of our products contain Wildberry Harvest, a potent blend of three Australian berries: Pepperberry, Riberry and Muntries. These homegrown heroes are full of skin-loving nutrients for a healthy, glowing complexion.
Here’s a step-by-step guide to supercharging your skincare routine with the power of berries:
Step 1: Cleanse with the Super Hydrate-Me Creamy Cleanser to reveal hydrated, glowing skin
If you have oily or congested skin, reach for the Purify-Me Gentle Cleanser instead.
Step 2: Exfoliate three times per week with the Polish-Me Face Exfoliator
This gentle exfoliant effectively sloughs off dead skin cells without stripping the skin’s natural oils. Unlike harsh scrubs, it won’t leave your skin feeling dry and tight.
Step 3: Follow up with the Super Hydrate-Me Facial Mist
It has the most delicious scent, and you don’t need to save this step for your morning and evening skincare routine. Stash one in your handbag, and spritz your face whenever you need a refreshing pick-me-up!
Step 4: Apply a serum that suits your skin type
The Dew Drop Hydrating Serum delivers a hit of much-needed moisture to the deeper layers of your skin, leaving it looking plump and radiant. If your skin is looking a little dull or you want to target the early signs of ageing, try the Smooth-Me Fine Line Serum. It helps to bring life to lacklustre skin, and smooth the complexion for a more even skin tone.
Pro Tip: Wait a few minutes for your antioxidant serum to absorb before moving on to the next step.
Step 5: Slather on the Super Hydrate-Me Day Cream
The nourishing antioxidant moisturiser sinks into the skin, leaving it feeling soft and smooth. If you have oily or acne-prone skin and prefer a more lightweight formula, go for the ActivateMe Moisturiser.
Step 6: Dab on the Super Hydrate-Me Eye Cream
This rich eye cream hydrates the delicate eye area and helps to combat fine lines and pigmentation.
A very berry makeup routine
Wearing makeup today? You can stick to the berry theme by following these steps:
1. Prep your skin with the Wildberry Boost Primer.
3. To reduce any redness or imperfections, pat the Wildberry Blur Concealer on those areas that are bothering you.
And that’s it! From here, you can go about your day and let the berries work their magic in both your skincare and makeup.
Shop our range of antioxidant skincare
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