Blackcurrants boast a wealth of vitamin C and other antioxidants, lending robust support to skin health. Within blackcurrants lie polyphenols and anthocyanins, champions for cardiovascular function and fostering a flourishing gut microbiome. This potent powder fortifies the skin's immune system.
Rich in gamma-linolenic acid, blackcurrants champions healthy kidney function. The blackcurrant extract is rich in fatty acids, bestowing skin with hydration, resilience, and a more youthful visage. Its antioxidant content nourishes dried and damaged skin, leaving it supple and revitalized. As a rejuvenator and brightener, blackcurrant, enriched with vitamin C, kindles a youthful, radiant complexion while harmonizing skin tone.
Fun Facts about Blackcurrants New Zealand is known for producing high-quality blackcurrants, which are sought after in international markets. The $3.6 million import figure reflects the demand for New Zealand's blackcurrants in Japan, where consumers value healthy and natural food products. These imports contribute to both the New Zealand and Japanese economies and offer consumers in Japan access to premium blackcurrant products. Blackcurrants are relatively low in calories, making them a healthy snack option for those looking to manage their weight.
Properties Blackcurrants are packed with essential vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, vitamin A, potassium, and manganese. Blackcurrants are a rich source of antioxidants, particularly anthocyanins, which can help protect cells from oxidative stress.
INCI: Ribes nigrum L.
Physical Form: Purplish Powder
Melting Point: N/A
Usage Rate: Up to 100%
Solubility: Water Dispersible
Part Used: The Fruit
Flowing Agent: Maltodextrin
Shelf Life and Storage Information for Products and Ingredients
Finished Products generally don't need to be refrigerated as they are preserved, but you can refrigerate them to extend their shelf life. The shelf life for most products is 9-12 months. Vitamin C Serum(s) and VitaResurface products should continually be refrigerated to extend their shelf life.
Sample Sizes do have a shorter shelf life (generally 3-6 months) , and items in jars can dry up quicker than this if the lid is not tightened well enough
(except for our Vitamin C Serums - use within 90 days).
direct light and in a dark cabinet when possible.
Exfoliating Acid products have a shelf life of 9-12 months. The only things we don't suggest refrigerating are the Mandelic Acid Serums or Salicylic Acid Serums, as they can crystallize in the refrigerator. If this happens, you can set the product into a hot water bath to see if the crystals will dissolve.
Additional Items That Require Refrigeration and/or Kept in the Dark
Hydrosols - remove 1 ounce of hydrosol and add it into a separate, sterilized spray bottle and spritzer. Keep the larger bottle in the refrigerator.
Carrier Oils - generally, you can refrigerate all carrier oils, although some very rich oils will solidify. This is fine. All you have to do is take it out, warm it up at room temperature and it should liquefy. If not, set the bottle in a hot water bath and occasionally shake the bottle, which will hopefully turn into a liquid.
^There are some oils with a super long shelf life, like Coconut Cream and Jojoba Oil.
Refrigeration is not necessary, but it surely won't hurt.
Essential Oils - essential oils are best stored in a cool, dark place.
Co2 Extracts - these should continually be refrigerated.
Butters - we suggest refrigerating our "skincare' butters. You can remove what you need and keep the rest in the fridge.
Clays - keep in a dry, dark place. Shelf life is at least 2 years.
Herbs - all herbs (whole or ground) should be kept in a dark, cool and dry location.
Herbal (liquid) Extracts - these are created using alcohol. The alcohol pulls the constituents from each herb—root, trunk, leaves, and flowers.
Extracts have a shelf life of 3-5 years. They can be kept in the refrigerator (or a dark DRY place)
Other Raw Ingredients - i.e., Sodium PCA, Honeyquat, Oat Beta Glucan, etc. will all have a different shelf life.
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