The cloudberry is a veritable powerhouse. Rich in vitamins C and E the popular fruit strengthens the immune system and is consumed in Scandinavia mainly as jam, juice, liqueur, raw or as a side dish. It’s one of the superfood berries from the far North that INARI Arctic Beauty uses in its skincare.
Cloudberry (Rubus chamaemorous), also known as salmonberry, bakeapple, and yellowberry, among other names, is a creeping plant in the rose family. The orange berries themselves bear a striking resemblance to raspberries, which are also a member of the rose family. The cloudberry plant is native to more frigid, northern regions such as the arctic and subarctic, along with alpine regions and boreal forests.
Natural cosmetics with superfood ingredients
The cloudberries are known, particularly in Scandinavia, for their various culinary uses. From various tarts and preserves to liqueurs, the delicious little berries can be found in all sorts of treats. The best part is that, while the sweet snacks made with the berries may not be the healthiest choice, the vitamin-packed berries help to offset all the sugar with their incredible health benefits.
Cloudberries have innumerable benefits to your health. Loaded with vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin E, and so much more, these powerful berries detoxify, strengthen the immune system, improve digestion and circulation, and slow signs of aging from the inside out. Since the berries have so much power as a snack, their benefits translate well to skincare as well.
Cloudberries have a strong anti-ageing function
The vitamins that work so well to boost immunity and detoxify the body work as antioxidants on the skin, neutralizing the free radicals that break down the skin and cause signs of ageing. Vitamins A, C, and E, along with the ellagic acid, phytosterols, and carotenoids also present in the berries have been shown to decrease the risk of cancer, slow the aging process, and smooth lines and wrinkles.
In addition, the omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in cloudberries are essential to retaining moisture and maintaining the skin’s protective barrier, another key to youthful skin. Cloudberry’s fruit extract is ads one important element to the key plant complex Arctic Blend of INARI Arctic Beauty. The berry extract has a similar chemical composition as the fruit itself and is therefore well tolerated. There is so much packed into these little berries that they are a must for a great Arctic Beauty routine.