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Raspberry Raspberries are a rich source of dietary fibre to flush out toxins and create clearer skin plus they are a powerhouse of antioxidants, which as we know fight against free radical damage to reduce dryness, fine lines and wrinkles.

They are one of the top foods for fighting acne and blemishes and their seeds contain a high amount of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids which are great for treating skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.

Red Wine Resveratrol It’s official: the occasional glass of red wine can do you good. It contains antioxidants and a substance called resveratrol, both of which have heart-healthy and incredible anti-aging skin care benefits. Red wine resveratrol is the substance that’s garnered the most hype and attention in the health world. The resveratrol comes from the skin of grapes, and because red wine is fermented longer than white wine, it contains more of it. Research has shown that the anti-microbial substance can prevent blood clots as well as damage to blood vessels.

The antioxidants in red wine – called polyphenols – help to protect against artery damage. They also raise HDL, the ‘good’ cholesterol, and lower the amount of LDL, the ‘bad’ cholesterol, in your heart. Of course, the key is moderation – pair red wine with good nutrition to reap the health benefits.

Rooibos Tea This natural skincare ingredient is pronounced "roy-boss" and means "red bush" in Afrikaans. Rooibos tea is used in natural skincare because it contains a mimic of the enzyme Super Oxide Dismutase (S.O.D.), an antioxidant which attacks the free radicals and limits their damaging effects. It is also used in natural skincare because it contains alphahydroxy acids and zinc for healthy, smooth skin. Especially useful in natural skincare treatments for skin irritations like itchy skin, eczema, sunburns, diaper rash and acne.

Rose The essential oil extracted from the petals of various types of rose. There are many health benefits associated with the use of rose, including it's anti-depressant, anti-phlogistic, antiseptic, anti-spasmodic, antiviral, aphrodisiac and astringent qualities.

Rosehip Oil Rosehip oil is so nourishing, it’s like a multivitamin for your skin. Rich in essential fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants, it has all the ingredients your skin needs to look and feel healthy.

Firstly, organic rosehip oil is a natural source of omega-3, 6 and 9 fatty acids. In scienctific terms, these help to repair damaged skin tissue and regenerate cells. In beauty terms, they moisturise dry and sunburnt skin, and reduce the appearance of burns, scars, and stretch marks. Secondly, it is loaded with vitamin A, which is known to fight the signs of ageing – and prevent them appearing in the first place! It’s also brilliant at reducing the effects of sun damage such as age spots. Finally, rosehip oil contains beta-carotene and lycopene, both antioxidants that act as a barrier against the toxins that come part and parcel of everyday life.

This oil is a beautiful natural skin care product to add to your regimen. Apply it at night after cleansing to wake up with refreshed and hydrated skin.

Rosemary This natural skincare ingredient stimulates cell renewal. In natural skincare products it is used to clear acne and blemishes, improve circulation and can reduce the appearance of broken capillaries and varicose veins. It also normalises excessive oil secretions and improves most scalp problems, notably dandruff, conditions the scalp and stimulates hair growth.

Rose Otto Rose oil comes in two main types, rose absolute and rose otto.
Rose otto balances combination skin as well as nourishes dry and/or ageing skin. It not only gives deep moisturisation but also softens and hydrates the skin whilst strengthening it to keep your skin glowing and plump.
Rose Otto and Rose oil are also anti-inflammatories and are often used to sooth dry, inflamed or itching skin.

Rose water Rose water is a by-product of rose oil through distillation of pure fresh rose petals. Rose water is filled with anti-oxidants and various vitamins to nourish all skin types.
Its natural mild antiseptic and anti-inflammatory, great for those who suffer acne, sensitive skin and skin irritation, while it can also help to balance and cleanse oily skin and rejuvenate mature skin.

Royal Jelly This natural skincare ingredient is made of nectar, pollen, flower parts, vitamins, minerals, bee hormones and other natural ingredients. In natural skincare products, royal jelly leaves the skin feeling tighter and makes fine lines and wrinkles less noticeable.

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