For a long time, blackcurrants (Ribes nigrum) were called “the forbidden fruit” in the United States. Farmers thought that the tart berries, native to Europe and Asia, helped spread a fungus that killed pine trees. Today it is used in many health foods and drinks in the United Kingdom for its health properties. Their tartness also lends itself to mixing with other fruits, especially in jams and juices.
People use the whole blackcurrant plant, from the leaves to the seeds, for many conditions. The most common form is blackcurrant seed oil, but you can also make infusions into beauty products and treatment. Such as to improve:
The most significant is vitamin C. In fact, blackcurrants carry four times the amount of vitamin C as oranges, and double the amount of antioxidants as blueberries. The benefits of vitamin C are many. The body uses vitamin C to metabolize protein and form collagen, which is essential for skin care and anti-aging.
Skin Care Line
Voguecare offers an organic full system around black currant by NaturePure:
Black Currant Creamy Cleanser: The gentle creamy Black Currant enriched moisturizing cleanser nouris
hes and infuses skin with a plethora of antioxidants to improve skin texture and complexion. Shiitake Mushroom Extract promotes younger looking skin by encouraging faster skin cell renewal. An absolute smoothing, calming and rejuvenating skin delight.
Black Currant Vitamin C Serum: Voted Best Vitamin C Serum! Infused with Certified Organic Botanicals. Award-winning ultra potent serum is composed of densely concentrated Vitamin C globules spread throughout the professional strength complex enhanced with Organic Black Currant, Pomegranate, and Vitamin E. Serum is highly infused with Resveratrol Extract derived from the skin of Grapes and Berries.
Only at point of contact with the skin, serum initiates superior rapid antioxidant and anti-aging effect. As the season
s change the Black Currant C Serum is an ideal partner in stabilizing and assisting the skin in adjusting to environment and seasonal transitions.
Black Currant Night Renaissance: This cream is designed to nightly rejuvenate skin and enrich it with an abundance of antioxidants, while increasing skin elasticity and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The complex works while you sleep! It is free of alcohol and all chemical preservatives. The professional strength cell repairing crème combines natural and organic ingredients some of which include the rich blend of Black Currant Extract, Resveratrol, skin regenerating Peptides, Avocado, Ginseng, Squalane, Grape Seed Oil, Calendula, Vitamin E, Panthenol, and Hippophae Oil.