Acai berry is more than just the luscious, juicy berry one has relished in smoothies or sorbets or simply in its plain, raw form. This small, deep purple-coloured Amazonian berry boasts a rich nutrient profile and is packed with incredible benefits for the skin. Small wonder the acai berry features as a prominent ingredient in several luxurious anti-aging products.
Here are 5 amazing skin benefits of the acai berry.
- Fights environmental pollution
Acai berry extracts, when applied on the skin in the form of a scrub or a mask or a cream, fight free radicals and reduce oxidative stress. All of which leads to reducing the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and age spots.
- Anti-aging dynamo
Loaded with 30 times the antioxidants found in other berries and a generous amount of Vitamins A, B, C and E, acai berry extracts are among Nature’s most potent fighters of aging.
- Increases collagen production
High on Vitamin C, the acai berry boosts collagen production to keep the skin looking plump and firm. Calcium, zinc, magnesium and copper are also found in plenty in the acai berry, all of which play important roles in maintaining skin elasticity, hydration and tightness.
- Increase cell turnover rate
The Vitamin A in acai berry speeds up the turnover rate of skin cells by letting the skin shed old, dead cells to make way for newer and younger cells.
- Suitable for all skin types
Unlike other oils, Acai berry oil continues to retain a high level of antioxidants for years without losing its potency, and even when exposed to sunlight or oxygen. This makes it extremely valuable and excellent for most skin types, including sensitive skin.
For those looking for a premium skincare product that contains acai berry, BiE has come out with its luxurious O2WOW Mask. Regular use of this oxygenating and firming mask reveals brighter, plumper and firmer-looking skin. Packed with acai berry extracts, this mask expertly tackles hyperpigmentation and reveals a naturally glowing, hydrated and visibly lifted skin.
So, in short, the wonder berry called acai offers a complete skin health package.