One of our (many) favourite things about the summer season, is the addition to our diet of the ripe and juicy berry. A delicious mouthful of antioxidant goodness packed full of essential vitamins, minerals and loaded with nutrients. So as we move into May, the official start of the British berry season, what better way to celebrate these nutritional powerhouses than by taking a look at our pick of the best berry-licious beauty products.
Best for the benefits of cranberry
Cowshed Cranberry Seed Rejuvenating Facial Oil – £36.00
This rejuvenating and toning blend is great for firming skin, enriched with age-resisting rose absolute and neroli essential oils. Made with cranberry seed oil, which contributes to the lipid barrier protection of the skin, it effectively assists in moisture retention for a gorgeous glow. Packed with omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids and powerful antioxidants, this potent mix firms and deeply moisturises.
Best for a bunch of blackberries
Jo Malone Blackberry & Bay home candle – £42.00
A childhood favourite that ranks highly in vitro antioxidant strength, we’ll have to wait for this British berry, as it typically grows from June to November. In the meantime, Jo Malone has the perfect offering to tide you through with their Blackberry & Bay candle, which gives a burst of deep, tart blackberry juice blended with the freshness of just-gathered bay and brambly woods. What’s more, the much-loved scent has had a makeover from acclaimed wallpaper and textile designer Michael Angove and the limited edition designed jar illustrates the layered interest in the British countryside.
Best for an abundance of acai Berry
Kiehl’s Acai Damage Repairing Serum – £37.00
Due to their exceptional antioxidant content, acai berries effectively slow the process of ageing and prevent diseases related to cellular oxidative damage. Packed with nutrients, this concentrated serum quickly penetrates the skin’s surface to help repair the visible signs of damage to tone and texture, caused by sun exposure and other environmental aggressors.
Best for a blast of blueberry
Dr Jart+ Platinum BB Cream SPF 30 – £15.00
This small berry has huge health benefits from boosting brainpower to fighting disease, with many nutritionists saying if you add one thing to your diet – it has to be blueberries. Giving high coverage from a light application, this wonder balm is for those concerned with the first signs of ageing, as it’s packed with antioxidants and as blueberry fruit extract to protect and perfect skin.
Best for a handful of cloudberry
Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Nourishing Body Balm with Nordic Berry – £3.99
This Scandinavian super-fruit is known for its antioxidant powers, packed full of vitamin C and known to survive extreme Arctic temperatures – making it extremely resilient. The glycerin rich formula of this body balm instantly relieves dry skin, helping to restore its natural barrier to leave it soft, nourished and hydrated.
Available in stores nationwide
Best for a boost of Goji berry
Rodial Stemcell Super-food Day Cream SPF15 – £49.00
Famed as the most nutritionally dense fruit on earth, the goji berry is also renowned in China for its ability to naturally preserve itself and maintain a beautiful, vibrant texture despite being subjected to the elements. This illuminating moisturiser from Rodial uses the goji berry to hydrate skin for complete nourishment with a super-food complex containing Rose Hip Seed Oil, Wheat Germ Oil and Pomegranate Extract.
words by Amelia Perkins