Hey, beauties! Did you know that the Arctic region is not only known for its breath-taking landscapes of tundra and forests, but it’s also home to some amazing super fruits that can work wonders for your skin? That’s right! The extreme weather conditions in this region, characterised by long, cold winters and short, intense summers, have forced these plants to develop natural survival mechanisms, resulting in highly concentrated nutrient-dense fruits. At Zen Soul Studio, we’re all about using natural ingredients to nourish and rejuvenate the skin. In this article, we’ll spill the “fruit juice” on our favourite Arctic super fruits – lingonberry, black current, sea buckthorn, cranberry, and rosehip with a bit of oat and Chamomile thrown in for good measure, as they are also from the Arctic regions – and show you how they can help you achieve a Nordic glow! So, let’s dive into the benefits of these super fruits and more… for radiant, skin.

Juniper berry    Juniper berry

HYDRATING AND NOURISHING GOODNESS Mature skin needs extra love and care, and the Arctic super fruits are just the ticket. Arctic super fruits are known for their high content of vitamins, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids, which can provide intense hydration and nourishment to your skin. Lingonberry, for instance, is a rich source of vitamin C, which can boost collagen production and improve skin elasticity.

Blackcurrant, on the other hand, contains high levels of vitamin E, which can help reduce inflammation and protect against UV damage. Sea buckthorn is packed with omega-7 fatty acids, which can help maintain healthy skin barrier function and prevent moisture loss.Lingonberry is rich in fatty acids that deeply moisturize and nourish the skin, while chamomile has a calming effect.

Arctic oat helps to hydrate and soften the skin, leaving you with a youthful, glowing complexion. According to research, lingonberry contains high levels of antioxidants, such as flavonoids and phenolic acids, which protect the skin against environmental stressors and free radicals that cause aging.

Chamomile is known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, making it an excellent ingredient for reducing redness and irritation in the skin. Finally, Arctic oat is packed with skin-nourishing nutrients, such as beta-glucan and saponins, that help to improve skin elasticity and soothe dry, irritated skin.

Frozen blackberry  Frozen Blackberries

PROTECTION AND EVEN SKIN TONE Environmental stressors and UV damage can take a toll on any skin. Arctic super fruits are great for protecting your skin from environmental stressors and promoting an even skin tone. Cranberry, for example, contains proanthocyanidins, which have been shown to protect against UV damage and improve skin texture.

Rosehip is rich in vitamin A, which can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as improve skin tone and texture.

Oat and Chamomile, which are also common in the Arctic regions, are known for their soothing and anti-inflammatory properties, which can help calm irritated skin and reduce redness. Juniper berries are another super fruit that is commonly found in the Arctic regions and can offer many benefits for your skin. These small, blue-black berries are packed with antioxidants, including flavonoids and polyphenols, which can help protect your skin from oxidative stress and environmental damage.

Studies have shown that rosehip oil is rich in vitamin C, a potent antioxidant that protects the skin against UV damage and helps to boost collagen production, leading to firmer, more fresh-looking skin. Sea buckthorn oil is another powerful ingredient that is loaded with vitamins and minerals that nourish the skin, improve elasticity. Cranberry and blueberry extract are also high in antioxidants, which help to protect the skin against damage from environmental stressors and free radicals.

Sea buckthorn berries and oilSea Buckthorn oil and berries

HEALTHIER, BRIGHTER SKIN In addition to their hydrating and protective properties, Arctic super fruits can also help promote healthier, brighter skin. Lingonberry has been found to have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects, which can help prevent acne and promote clearer skin.

Blackcurrant contains anthocyanins, which can help improve circulation and reduce the appearance of dark circles and puffiness under the eyes. Sea buckthorn is also rich in vitamin C and other antioxidants, which can help brighten dull, tired-looking skin and promote a more youthful appearance.

Research has shown that regular use of skincare products containing Arctic super fruits can lead to significant improvements in skin health and appearance. A study conducted on the effects of lingonberry extract on the skin found that it improved skin hydration, elasticity, and roughness, while reducing the appearance of wrinkles. Another study showed that the use of cranberry extract in skincare products can help to improve skin texture and plumb the skin.

POTENT SKIN RENEWING INGREDIENTS. Sea buckthorn has been found to have potent Cell renewing qualities. According to a study published in the Journal of Oleo Science, sea buckthorn extract can increase the production of collagen and elastin, which are essential for maintaining great looking skin. This extract also has high levels of antioxidants, which help protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals, a major contributor to skin loosing it’s firmness.

To help you incorporate these powerful ingredients into your skincare routine, we recommend trying our Organic Nordic Glow Face Oil with sea buckthorn, black current extract, rose hip, arctic oat, and cranberry extract. This luxurious face oil is specially formulated to nourish and hydrate your skin while providing protecting benefits for a fresh, radiant complexion. Our Nordic Glow series also include a Nordic Glow Face mask with Juniperberry Essential oil, Lingonberry and rosehip powder and Arctic oat in Pink Clay. Fantastic to cleanse and calm mature skin.

So, there you have it, beauties! The power of Arctic super fruits can’t be denied, and our Nordic Glow line is the perfect way to incorporate them into your daily skincare routine. Say goodbye to dull, dry skin and hello to a Nordic glow that will turn heads!