Morus nigra, called black mulberries are the latest in a fairly long line of berries to be declared ’superfoods’– outperforming cranberries and blueberries in terms of antioxidant ‘punch’. The secret ingredient is a high level of resveratrol – the antioxidant super hero which is the focus of so much scientific interest in the cosmetics industry. Although it sounds too good to be true, resveratrol also has sufficient scientific data backing its claims as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory with significant benefits for skin. Antioxidants are known to slow down the signs of aging – fine lines and wrinkles –by stimulating the growth of collagen. And anti-inflammatories can help to calm and soothe irritated skin.

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