It may seem as if there is a new must-have beauty product every other week. It’s true, demand for natural beauty is growing at a rapid pace and that means a variety of new items to use on the skin. One of the latest to hit the market is cloud cream and it’s as dreamy as it sounds.
Cloud cream … sounds luscious enough. So, what is it and how does it benefit skin?
The name of this type of facial moisturizer stirs up images of whipped, cotton candy-esque cream. While it is light and somewhat fluffy, it’s called cloud cream because it helps the skin to hold in water. You know, like a cloud holds vapor.
The main ingredient in these adorably named creams is the cloudberry. This fruit is a cold-weather native that looks like a golden-hued raspberry. Often used to make jams and alcohol, these little beauties also have known benefits when used in skincare.
Cloudberries are high in antioxidants, and vitamins A and C. This means the berries are good for brightening the complexion and warding off signs of aging, like dark spots, lines, and wrinkles. They also boost circulation, which gives skin a healthy glow.
As for the moisturizing qualities of cloudberries, they're high in essential fatty acids, linoleic and alpha-linolenic acids, which boosts the skin’s ability to retain moisture, keeping it plumped and hydrated.
There couldn’t be a better time of year to try out cloud creams. Dry air, wind, and (soon enough) indoor heating sap skin of precious moisture. The humectant qualities of the cloudberry mean less moisture escapes the skin, keeping it supple and healthy.
4 Natural Cloud Creams to Try Now
A powerful combo of healthy fruits —cloudberry, lingonberry, yellow plum, Barbados cherry, and goji — and botanical extracts strengthen, protect, and brighten the skin while providing intense moisture. Perfect for dry and mature skin types.
Tone down redness and soothe inflammation while getting in on the goodness of cloudberry oil. This gentle cream is made with aloe and shea butter to moisturize sensitive skin, and chia to reduce irritation.
A mild blend of nurturing ingredients, this cream is super versatile. Gentle enough to be used on face and even around the delicate eye area, it is designed for use on the body, too.
Another cool thing about cloudberry oil? You can also use it on hair. Don’t forget that Etsy is a natural beauty hotspot. Pick up a bottle of cloudberry oil suspended in olive oil and use on skin, hair, and nails, or mix into your favorite facial moisturizer for a custom cloud cream.
How to Use Cloud Creams
We may be approaching fall, but dry skin happens fast. Begin using a cloud cream in your beauty routine now to help ward off seasonal dryness. These light creams offer big time moisture, but are also ideal for wear over your favorite serum or facial oil.
Cloud creams are fairly new to the scene, but expect to see more of these celestial beauties to hit shop shelves soon.
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