Blackberries: An Antioxidant Powerhouse

Here at California Pure Naturals, we take your skin very seriously. It’s why we always source organic, pure, clean ingredients and every product is 100% gluten free, vegan, cruelty free and free of the bad stuff.

But what really makes our products shine is our Blackberry Antioxidant Complex. Our Blackberry Antioxidant Complex is a unique blend of locally sourced California fruits including blackberries, grapes, pomegranates, and kiwis. Fruit is not only super healthy for a healthy body, but great for your skin too!

Before we get into each fruit, let’s talk about what all four fruits have in common. Blackberries, grapes, pomegranates, and kiwis have hydrating and soothing properties. This makes our products great for everyone, even those with sensitive skin.

All four fruits are also packed with antioxidants. Antioxidants are very important for us because they protect our skin from free radicals.

A “free radical” is just a term used to define things in our environment/body that can increase our aging process or effect our skin in a negative way. Some examples of free radicals would include UV rays, smog/air pollution, alcohol, etc.

Have you ever seen an apple slice start to turn brown? That’s an example of free radical damage. The free radicals in the air start to damage the apple’s cells DNA until it begins to physically change and deteriorate.

If you’ve ever made fruit salad or guacamole, you may know squeezing lime on top slows down that process, and it won’t turn brown as quickly. That’s because the antioxidants in the lime are protecting the fruit from free radical damage! The fruit extracts in our products do the same for your skin, protecting it from the free radicals in our environment.

Now, let’s talk about each fruit individually and its benefits for your skin.

 

 

Blackberry  

Blackberries are a main ingredient we use in all of our skin care. Not only does it make our products smell amazing, it also gives many benefits to the skin.

They contain vitamins which include A, C, and K.

Vitamin A and vitamin C are essential for slowing the aging process. Vitamin C is also known to brighten the skin as well as stimulate collagen production.

Vitamin K helps the skin stay healthy and strong while helping fade things like scars and stretchmarks.

     

Grape

Like blackberries, they are full of vitamin A and vitamin K. They’re also useful in that they can help protect our skin from sun damage. (No, you can’t use it as a sunscreen.) It can help reduce redness as well as protect your skin cells from further UV damage if you’ve been exposed to the sun.

Grapes are also known to fight off acne-causing bacteria.

       

Pomegranate

Pomegranates are considered a more exotic fruit and contains high levels of Vitamin C. As we discussed before, vitamin C is great for brightening and collagen production. Collagen is essential for preventing fine lines, wrinkles, and skin sagging.

Pomegranates are also considered an anti-inflammatory. This makes it a great ingredient for anyone who has acne or rosacea.

Kiwi

Kiwis are also packed with amazing vitamins. Like the other fruits we’ve talked about, they contain vitamin C. They’re also full of vitamin E, which is anti-inflammatory and encourages the regeneration of new cells.

Like pomegranate, kiwi also has anti-inflammatory properties.


Now that you know all about our Blackberry Antioxidant Complex, shop the range and enter your golden state of beauty.