Like many foods from my childhood, I had a strong distaste for cranberry. My grandmother would make me drink big glasses of the tart fruit juice to detox after sipping on way too much Coca-Cola. And thanks to her wisdom, my insides were refreshed and complexion was positively glowing -- one of the many beauty benefits of cranberries that I grew to learn and love.
It turns out that cranberries are a rich source of antioxidants, vitamins C and B, fiber and essential fatty acids. During the cold-weather months, beauty products packed with this superfruit offer anti-inflammatory and aging protection against harsh environmental elements. And if you dye your locks, try sudsing up with shampoos containing cranberry seed oil, since it preserves color and prevents sun damage.
Here, seven cranberry-rich beauty products that not only smell amazing, but do amazing things for your skin and hair.
Burt's Bees Cranberry and Pomegranate Body Butter
$13, <a href="http://www.burtsbees.com/natural-products/all-products/cranberry-pomegranate-body-butter.html">burtsbees.com</a>
Redken Color Extend Shampoo
$15, <a href="http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod3100007">ulta.com</a>
Kiss My Face Cranberry Orange Lip Balm
$4, <a href="http://www.kissmyface.com/product/item/95">kissmyface.com</a>
Fresh Seaberry Moisturizing Face Oil
$50, <a href="http://www.sephora.com/seaberry-moisturizing-face-oil-P374948">sephora.com</a>
Arcona Cranberry Toner
$32, <a href="http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/arcona-cranberry-toner/3126446">nordstrom.com</a>
The Body Shop Cranberry Joy Body Polish
$19, <a href="http://www.thebodyshop-usa.com/shop-by-line/holiday-products/holiday-bath-body/cranberry-joy-body-polish.aspx">thebodyshop-usa.com</a>
Demeter Cranberry Cologne
$10, <a href="http://www.demeterfragrance.com/704066/products/Cranberry.html">demeterfragrance.com</a>
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