Pass the cranberries, please – and not just because Thanksgiving is right around the corner, but also because this delicious little berry is power-packed with benefits for your skin!

Cranberries provide phytonutrients to the skin and are a stellar source of antioxidants, which are crucial compounds that can be created naturally by the body and ingested from quality food sources or applied topically to the skin.  Antioxidants help to slow down and prevent the oxidation process through their ability to stabilize free radicals. Additionally, cranberries are full of flavonoids and polyphenols – which host antibacterial properties and help to repair and prevent the damage of cells, thus lowering the risk of infections.

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To help you take full advantage of this star ingredient, MyChelle offers the following skin care products:

  • White Cranberry Cleanser – A naturally exfoliating and pore clearing cleanser that brings skin into healthy balance. Willow Bark and Totarol™ help bring stability to oily and blemish-prone skin conditions. Nutrient-dense Cranberry and Pomegranate (super-fruits rich in antioxidants and naturally exfoliating fruit acids) protect against environmental aggressors while keeping pores clear and skin calm. Wash morning and evening for 60-90 seconds for a glowing, healthy complexion.
  • Cranberry Mud Mask – This deeply purifies and calms skin where problems start. A blend of richly detoxifying Kaolin and Bentonite clays absorb excess oil and debris from pores, while Totarol™ purifies and balances. Cranberry extract is added for its high antioxidant content and because it helps to support the skin and give it a luminescent glow. Use 2-3 times per week to help control oil and detoxify the skin.
  • Fruit Enzyme Scrub – This product features dual skin polishers and dissolving enzymes to quickly exfoliate dead skin cell build-up and unwanted debris in pores. Super-smooth Jojoba Beads and refined Bamboo Stem Powder gently polish the skin without irritating or tearing the surface. Fruit Enzymes dissolve dulling residue while Cranberry Juice loads the skin with antioxidant protection, leaving you with ultra-smooth -soft skin. An ideal product for regular exfoliation.
  • Clear Skin Serum – This potent formula minimizes surface shine while improving the clarity of oily and blemish-prone skin. Retinol resurfaces skin and clears pore-blocking debris while Montmorillonite clay detoxifies and absorbs excess oil. Cranberry extract and botanically-derived Totarol™ offer antibacterial properties while B Vitamins assist in the growth and repair of skin tissues. A great product to use controlling shine and preventing breakouts!

Cranberries are packed with so much nutritional value that some experts put them at the top of their lists of healthiest foods. Cranberries contain a high value of nutritional antioxidants, which are essential to boosting health. They even help to combat free radicals that can damage our cellular structures as well as DNA. One cup of fresh cranberries contains just about 50 calories and makes a delicious, tart treat any day of the of the year – but they are just now reaching their peak season. So go ahead and get your cranberry craze going!

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AskOurEstyCatie Wiggy is Innovative Programs Manager for MyChelle Dermaceuticals. She has been working in the skincare industry for over 10 years as a makeup artist and licensed esthetician. She holds several certifications in esthetics and has hands-on experience with chemical peels, microdermabrasions, acne management and anti-aging treatments.