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The Benefits of Elderberry

What are the benefits of elderberry?

We all know that berries are potent little powerhouses of nutrition and health benefits. Chief among these is the elderberry, a small and deeply pigmented mighty berry that can supply more than 40% of your daily fiber requirements. It has a powerful nutritional profile that can prove to be extremely impactful for healthy skin and hair. 

Elderberry is great for fighting acne and breakouts. It has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and antiviral properties. It also has natural detoxifying properties that ensure that it deeply cleanses your skin and pores, removing any build-up of excess oil, dirt, and any compounds that can clog pores and cause breakouts and acne. It can help soothe the redness associated with acne and breakouts and calms skin down while reducing chances of skin irritations occurring. 

Healing properties of Elderberry

Elderberries also have powerful antioxidant properties due to their high content of flavonoids. These help prevent free radical damage to skin cells from UV radiation and environmental stressors. Elderberries are rich in a particular compound called anthocyanin which has an extremely high antioxidant capacity – much more than even vitamin C. So what does this actually mean for your skin?

Along with its high content of vitamin A, anthocyanin can powerfully reverse signs of skin damage and help keep wrinkles and fine lines at day. Elderberries are as close as we can get to a fountain of youth. They boost cell metabolism by ensuring healthy cell production and turnover. This helps get rid of damaged skin cells by replacing them with healthy and well protected skin cells. 

Elderberries are also rich in phytonutrients like caffeic acid, chlorogenic acid, ferulic acid, and quercetin which have both anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. These again ensure that your skin is revitalized and complexion and skin tone are restored. It helps reduce scarring and can even lighten freckles. High in essential minerals, there is little that elderberries can’t do for the best skin of your life. 

These benefits also translate to great scalp and hair care. Elderberries can stimulate hair growth, reduce scalp conditions like dandruff, and their antioxidant content can powerfully protect hair from free radical damage resulting in reduced breakage, split ends, dryness, and other signs of damage. They make your hair strong and lustrous and ensure your scalp is healthy as well. 

Elderberries have become a popular ingredient in natural beauty care products due to their many powerful compounds. WE HAVE A RANGE OF PRODUCTS THAT HARNESS THE PROPERTIES OF THIS SUPER-FOOD, SEE BELOW FOR MORE!


VAPOUR ORGANIC BEAUTY GENTLE ILLUMINATING PRIMER

Color correct uneven pigmentation, while optically reducing the appearance of skin imperfections. Provides a naturally soft, luminous, satiny finish.Gentle Illuminating Primer is formulated without Silicone, Dimethicone, Polyacrylamide or Ethanolamine. Luminous finish for normal, sensitive, dry or mature skin types.

  • 70% organic ingredients
  • Essential Fatty Acid (EFA) rich + skin-conditioning Organic Prickly Pear
  • Complexion-brightening Organic Camellia + Pomegranate Seed oils
  • Soothes, calms, + protects with Frankincense, Tulsi + Lotus extracts
  • Antioxidant + vitamin-rich Elderberry • Scented with pure essential oils

JOANNA VARGAS RESCUE SERUM

This concentrated, corrective Vitamin C serum will brighten skin, boost radiance, even pigmentation and strengthen skin’s elasticity at the molecular level. The hydrating, antioxidant-packed formula guards against cell mutation caused by daily exposure to the sun and pollution.

  • ELDERBERRY EXTRACT: A powerful antioxidant and natural detoxifying agent.
  • VITAMIN C: Shields the skin from free radicals and provides protection against harmful UV rays.
  • VITAMIN E: Softens skin.
  • SQUALANE: Moisturizes and controls the production of excess oil.
  • FATTY ACIDS: Deeply hydrates the lipid layer, soothes redness and reduces flakiness.

ALIMA PURE VELVET LIPSTICK

Introducing Velvet Lipstick. Made with a luxe blend of natural oils and waxes, it moisturizes and saturates your lips in rich, hydrating color, leaving a comfortable, semi-matte finish. Velvet Lipstick performs like a lipstick, but feels like a balm.

  • Not tested on animals.
  • Formulated without: gluten, fragrance, palm, canola, parabens, artificial preservatives, sulfates, carmine, phthalates, dimethicone, petroleum, talc, bismuth oxychloride, and nanoparticles.