The new skincare fruity ingredient du jour are cherries, they are not only packed with numerous free radical-fighting antioxidant, they also brighten the skin. Although we are not in the prime time for our edible cherries, but we are in the cherry skincare season. Remember the days of watermelon, pomegranate and pineapple as one the key ingredients in our skincare products, cherries is another trending ingredient to add to your arsenal.
The antioxidant in cherries work to strengthen connective tissues and destroys harmful enzymes that help to cure acne and rosacea.
Cherries are also known to contain natural humectants – which helps to reduce the loss of moisture, it similar to our favourite hyaluronic acid. According to Dr. Morgan Rabach, board-certified dermatologist and co-founder of LM Medical, cherries also have vitamins A, B, C and E, which all help to keep skin healthy.
According to studies, the absorption of Vitamin C in your gut is limited, so it doesn’t affect your complexion. In case you’re worried eating the cherries won’t supply the same skin care benefits, the topical application of the vitamin C derived from cherries are always the best way to give skin the top-up nutrients it needs. Which is why is it’s advice-able to always look for active amounts of antioxidant especially vitamin C when shopping for skincare products.Always check the label to see how the antioxidants are harvested and their concentration to determine how effective the cherries will be.
Cherry skincare products are great for treating anti-aging and for brightening your skin in case you’re suffering from hyper-pigmentation. The only warning, is for those with sensitive skin, to be cautious and to always take a patch test to make sure you’re not allergic to the cherries because vitamin C can make your skin react in either a good way or bad.
Here are a few selected best cherry skincare products to add to your arsenal:
Cherryish Body Scrub, $12.95 at Lush
Sweet Cherry Brightening Enzyme Peel, $58 at Naturopathica
All Natural Retinol Infused Eye Mask, $5 at Sephora
Ilike Organic Skin Care
Sour Cherry Toner, $64.50 at DermStore
Defense Nightly Reconditioning Moisturizer, $20.30 at Paula’s Choice
Very Cherry Bright 15% Clean Vitamin C Serum With Acerola Cherry, $62 at Sephora
Cherry Collagen Peel Active Enzyme Exfoliating Treatment, $80 at Nordstrom
Eminence Organic Skin Care
Sour Cherry Masque, $44 at DermStore