At Savar we absolutely love blackcurrant seed oil and extracts in our natural skin care products and New Zealand is known for growing some of the best blackcurrants in the world.
The combination of New Zealand’s pristine environment, unpolluted air, high ultraviolet light intensity, and specially bred varieties, results in our New Zealand blackcurrants having some of the highest antioxidant levels, which are extremely beneficial for natural skin care products in the world.
The antioxidants levels in blackcurrants are higher than most other fruits and assist in protecting the skins cells from free radical induced damaged such as causing skin dryness, skin breakouts and inflammation. These free radicals originate from environmental pollutants such as tobacco smoke, air pollutants and pesticides.
Commonly referred to as an “anti-ageing superstar”, blackcurrants are an amazing example of one of nature’s finest ingredients in natural skin care products.
In fact research has been said to show that blackcurrants may carry up to four times the amount of vitamin C as oranges, and double the amount of antioxidants as blueberries which is why we love them in our anti aging natural skin care products.
Blackcurrants are also an anti-inflammatory that helps soothe skin conditions such as sensitive skin, dry skin and eczema. Being rich in both antioxidants and essential fatty acids makes New Zealand blackcurrants a perfect ingredient for natural skin care products as our skin relies on these to remain firm, nourished and protected.
Some of the products that are formulated with New Zealand blackcurrants include our natural natural Wonder Lift Serum, natural Antioxidant Night Cream, natural Gentle Hydrating Antioxidant Moisture Mask, natural Rosehip Ultra Brightening Serum and natural Miracle Moisture Essence.
Considering how much of a multi-tasking ingredient blackcurrant is, hopefully now you can see why we’re such fans.
Vicky & the team