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The Beauty of Blackberries

By: Cathy Christensen
Posted: March 26, 2010, from the April 2010 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.

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Grilled Zucchini with Blackberry Compote—See this recipe from Spa Chef Steve Sicinski and Executive Chef Steven Bernstein of Mii amo, a destination spa at Enchantment, in Sedona, Arizona.

In the spa

Blackberries contain antioxidant-rich anti-aging ingredients and are anti-inflammatory. Because of this, they are often used in bath and body products, as well as in lip formulations.2

Blackberry leaf extract has it own skin benefits. Specifically, it features collagen- and elastin-boosting properties, allowing the extract to help fight against the formation of wrinkles, acting as a matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) inhibitor.

This helps the leaf extract be suitable for use in anti-aging formulations for the face and body.3

Spa services feature the fruit and leaves in a variety of ways, including: