As it is Thanksgiving, it is timely to pay homage to the cranberry. It is so much more than an accoutrement for turkey. Cranberries, a source of vitamin C that really come into their own as an antioxidant due to the high presence of polyphenols. A University of Maine study compared cranberries to 22 other fruits and found that they had the highest number of phenols, leaving red grapes standing. And in a University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth study of 20 different fruit juices, cranberry juice had the highest total phenol content and “the highest radical scavenging capacity among the different fruits studied”. So, upgrade from OJ.
Cranberry is juicing up some of our favorite antiaging products and we've pulled out a few of our favorite such as Dermaxime Rejuvenating Neck Cream
and one of our Five Best lip plumpers
from Jane Iredale. Leverage cranberry's skin lightening abilities to diminish age spots with PrescribedSolutions
and this multitasking berry will exfoliate chapped lips courtesy of organic makeup purveyor NVEY
. Finally, we like Arcona's powerful peptide potion
and so were very pleased to find their cranberry firming gel.
Ingredients in Dermaxime Rejuvenating Neck Cream:
Aqua, Caesalpinia spinosa oligosaccharides / Caesalpinia spinosa gum / Glycerin, Propylene glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane / C30-45 Alkyl cetearyl dimethicone crosspolymer, Vaccinium macrocarpon (Cranberry) seed oil, Oenothera biennis (Evening primrose) oil, PEG-40 Hydrogenated castor oil, Tocopheryl acetate, Hexapeptide-10, Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) seed oil, Helichrysum italicum extract, Hydrolyzed wheat protein / Hydrolyzed soy protein / Xanthan gum / Tripeptide-1, Alchemilla vulgaris extract, Centella asiatica extract, Aesculus hippocastanum (Horse chestnut) seed extract, Camellia sinensis leaf extract, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol / Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, Sodium hyaluronate
Ingredients in Jane Iredale:
Triisostearyl Citrate, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Beeswax, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Flavor, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Tribehenin, Sorbitan Isostearate, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit Extract, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate. May Contain: Mica (CI 77019), Iron Oxides (CI 77489, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Carmine (CI 75470).
Ingredients in PrescribedSolutions:
Water (Aqua/Eau), Alcohol Denat., Propylene Glycol, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Sorbitol, Kojic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Berberis Vulgaris Extract, Mulberry (Morus Alba) Leaf Extract, Hexylresorcinol, Arbutin, Salicylic Acid (Beta Hydroxy Acid), Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Azelaic Acid, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Hexylene Glycol
Ingredients in NVEY Lip Exfoliator:
Ricinus Communis (Castor Oil); Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Coconut Oil); Cera Alba (Natural Beeswax); Cera Carnauba (Copernicia Cerifera Palm Wax); Calendula Officinalis Oil; Candelilla Cera (Wax derived from Euphorbia Cerifera); Vaccinium Macrocarpon Extract (Cranberry Seed Extract); Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Extract (Orange Oil).
Ingredients in Arcona:
Agua (Distilled Water), Hamamelis Virginiana Extract (Witch Hazel), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Beta Glucan, Resveratrol, Pyrus Malus Extract (Apple), Vaccinium Macrocarpon Fruit Extract (Cranberry), Red Raspberry Extract (Rubus Idaeus), D Alpha Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Vitamin E (Tocotrientols), Proline, Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Citrus Aurantifolia Oil (Lime), Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract (Lemon Balm), Horse Chestnut Extract, Grapefruit Seed Extract (Citrus Grandis).