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Editor’s Picks: Cranberry Inspired Makeup, Skin & Body Beauty Products

Editor’s Picks: Cranberry Inspired Makeup, Skin & Body Beauty Products



Cranberries, the little red berry we associate most often with the canned jelly substance that is so wildly popular around the holidays, are chock-full of antioxidants.

Not to say that the edible gel version of cranberry sauce is particularly healthy, however, the nutrients from cranberries boast many benefits for internal health and external beauty.

Benefits of Cranberries for internal Health:

  1. Improves sight. Due to its antioxidant properties, cranberries help to protect sight. The flavonoids help to repair nervous cells in the retina, improving night vision and preventing glaucoma and cataracts.
  2. Improves blood circulation. Cranberries help to prevent cholesterol, hemorrhoids, varicose veins, arteriosclerosis and heart related problems.
  3. It has anti-cancerous properties. Cranberries are very rich in clorogenic acid, which has anti cancerous properties. The latest research shows that these small fruits help to inhibit the growth of cancerous cells, especially in the stomach, liver, colon and the skin.
  4. Effective in reducing cystitis.
  5. Prevents urinary track infections.   
  6. Weight control.  Low in calories with high water content.

Benefits of Cranberries in Skin Care:

  1. Helps rejuvenate the skin. Rich in caroteinoids, the pigments responsible for its color and antioxidant properties.
  2. Rich in Vitamin C. Helps with collagen production.
  3. Helps to delay aging skin.

 

 

 

Check out our Cranberry Inspired Editor's Picks:

Editor-in-Chief Tracey's Cranberry-Inspired Pick:

Arcona Cranberry Gommage $42

 

"I really don't like that cranberry jelly stuff in the can, but there is a cranberry beauty product that I love. It's no secret that I am a scrub junkie—I really can't exfoliate my skin enough. Arcona Cranberry Gommage is such a lovely scrub. It smells good enough to eat, and its double-duty formula exfoliates in multiple ways—with cranberry enzymes, volcanic minerals and salicylic acid. My pores are minimized and my skin is left feeling super smooth."


 

Team 20/20 Camille's Cranberry-Inspired Pick:

Revlon ColorBurst Lipgloss in Bordeaux $6.99

 

 

"Revlon ColorBurst Lipgloss in Bordeaux is my perfect cranberry! This is a great party lip color when paired with a deep toned lip pencil.  Or, for an on-the-go subtle pop for daytime, apply Bordeaux solo. It smells DELICIOUS and has that subtle Grown Woman bling to it. Give it a try!"

 

 

 

 

The Minimalist Terez's Cranberry-Inspired Pick:

100 Percent Pure Lip and Cheek Tint in Cranberry Glow $15

 

"100 Percent Pure's all-natural, 2-in-1 tint stick is just the right shade to complement my cocoa brown skin. Cranberry Glow gives a nice, natural, long lasting flush without the fuss- just swipe on, blend in, and go! 100 Percent Pure Lip and Cheek Tint also contains quality, good-for-you ingredients, including shea and cocoa butters, vitamin C and E, fruit pigments, and my favorite- cabernet!"

 


Nerdy by Nature writer Taylor's Cranberry-Inspired Pick: 

BITE Cranberry Superfruit Lip Butter $18

 

 

"When I first tried BITE Cranberry Superfruit Lip Butter, I wasn't expecting a lot because it didn't seem very emollient. But it did a good job of hydrating and locking in moisture without making me scared that my lips were reflecting every wavelength of light in the visible spectrum (i.e. shiny)."

 

 

LA Beauty Newbie's Cranberry-Inspired Pick:

Zoya Nail Polish in Burke $8

 

 

"I've never been a fan of cranberry dressing, but cranberry the color? LOVE it. The dusty, delicious hue makes for a chic manicure. Zoya's Nail Polish in Burke is a gorgeous cranberry creme red that is pigmented, easy to apply and dries to a smooth, opaque finish. Best of all, it's organic and doesn't chip!"

 

 

Team 20/20 Writer Chelsea's Cranberry-Inspired Pick:

Burt's Bees Body Butter, Cranberry & Pomegranate $12.99

"My skin is ultra-dry.  And now that it's winter, I have to use extra emollient body lotions to keep it moisturized.  My skin is deep brown, and a hint of "ash" is just not cute.  Burt's Bees Cranberry & Pomegranate Body Butter not only smells good enough to eat, but it leaves my skin smooth and soft.  And BTW—I love that jelled cranberry sauce out of the can. Yum."

 

 

 

Editor R'Chelle's Cranberry-Inspired Pick:

Lancome L'Abslou Rouge in Berry Noir $29
  


 

"The L'ABSLOU ROUGE line by Lancome Paris is moisturizing and long lasting. I was able to make it through lunch and a full 6 hours without needing to touch up the color! Berry Noir is the perfect cranberry red and very fitting for the holiday season. Although the price point may a bit high, the benefits and stunning color are well worth the price."

 

 

 

Intern Ashley's Cranberry-Inspired Pick:

Bobbi Brown Cranberry Blush $15

 

"I've haven't had the chance to try any Bobbi Brown products, but this cranberry blush by Bobbi Brown would definitely be one that I have to try. The color is simply gorgeous and i'm sure that it would look beautiful on my skin." 

 

 

 

 

 

Intern Jill's Cranberry-Inspired Pick: 

M.A.C Eyeshadow in Cranberry $15

 

"I love M.A.C eyeshadows!   M.A.C Cranberry eyeshadow isn't too red,  has a slight sheen and looks hot on brown skin.  Add liner and a few coats of mascara, and it's like the icing on the cake."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bonus pick: Body Shop Cranberry Joy Soap $5

 

 

 

 






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