RASPBERRY (Rubus Idaeus)

 

Absorbs UV-B and UV-C so useful as a broad spectrum sunscreen. Anti-inflammatory due to high content of alpha linolenic acid (the highest in any fruit seed oil) and phytosterols therefore helpful for eczema and psoriasis. Anti-aging benefits due to content of ellegic acid (an anti oxidant). This study show that elegiac acid “reduced the destruction of collagen and inflammatory response, both major causes of wrinkles.” It also protects against ultra violet damage. Very high in Vitamin E – an antioxidant. Antioxidants in skin care are important to prevent oxidative damage which can lead to premature skin aging and skin cancer. Very high levels of phytosterols that can help reduce trans epidermal water loss thereby helping to keep skin moisturized. Phytosterols also help to repair skin damaged by environmental factors including sun damage