What’s your favorite dish on the Thanksgiving table? Mine is definitely the cranberry sauce. A family tradition since I was little, I make mine with chopped walnuts, crushed pineapple and little else. This sweet-tart side dish absolutely elevates everything else on my plate — I love it so much I even top my sliced turkey with it instead of adding gravy!
Cranberries are known as a “Superfruit” because they are highly antioxidant, antimicrobial, antiseptic, contain phytochemicals, essential fatty acids, and are loaded with fiber and vitamins, too. When consumed, cranberries can lower your risk of urinary tract infections, help prevent certain types of cancer, decrease blood pressure, improve your immune system, and more. Applied topically, you can expect your skin to look younger and more even-toned plus it can diminish acne, fight dandruff, and even calm skin irritation. With all these beauty benefits it’s no surprise that beauty brands incorporate cranberries into their products.
Here, 5 cranberry-dosed products that work wonders:
Korres Beauty Shots Cranberry Instant Lifting Mask ($36/4 mask set) is the perfect beauty fix before a special event or morning after. Simply apply to clean, dry skin and leave on up to 15 minutes before rinsing with lukewarm water. You'll immediately notice the lifting and firming action that lasts and lasts. Formulated with naturally active cranberry, wild yum phytosterols, and sunflower oil to help skin appear visibly younger-looking and renewed.
Fresh Seaberry Moisturizing Face Oil ($50) contains powerful antioxidant protection with its blend of seaberry, cranberry seed, camellia seed, grape seed, and sweet almond oils. This lightweight oil is also rich in restorative omegas and just 2 drops, massaged into your complexion will give you 24 hours of hydration, perfect for this season's harsher climate.
Red Door Spa Professional Cranberry Enzyme Exfoliator ($56) brings the spa treatment to your home. It's formulated with a blend of cranberry, papaya, lactic acid, and hyaluronic acid to gently, easily and effectively soften and smooth skin.
Dr. Jart+ Water Fuse Water-Max Sleeping Mask ($48) helps you put the "beauty" in beauty sleep. Apply your usual night serum and moisturizer, and then top with this fast-absorbing overnight gel to infuse skin with mega moisture and improve its barrier function. Cranberry and olive leaf boost elasticity and you'll love the fragrant essential oil blend. It promotes a deeper, more restful sleep so that upon waking you'll feel as refreshed as you look.
Burt's Bees Cranberry & Pomegranate Sugar Scrub ($13) will get you silky soft in no time. Apply to wet or dry skin and gently massage in a circular motion to smooth away any rough, dry skin. A perfect mix of exfoliating sugar crystals, pomegranate oil, cranberry seed, and shea butter will polish you to perfection and leave your skin soft, supple, and glowing. The deliciously sweet scent is a bonus!