Ariel Laboratories Unleashes the Antioxidant Benefits of Blueberries in Inspired Personal Care Formulations
Many people are aware of the antioxidant and health benefit properties of eating blueberries, but Ariel Laboratories, a New Jersey–based product development and manufacturing company, has discovered how to harness those same properties and infuse them into a colorful line of foot, hand and body creams, lotions and exfoliants.
Peter Bohm, Ariel Laboratories’ president and chief chemist, commented, "There are so many marvelous sensory aspects to blueberries, such as their color and their smell. And they’re the perfect ingredient for cosmetics for many of the same reasons that they’re good to eat."
Blueberries are one of the richest sources of antioxidants, known for their ability to neutralize the damaging effects of free radicals, unstable molecules that cause damage on the cellular level – damage that prepares the way for the development of cancer, premature aging and many other degenerative illnesses.
Ariel Labs has been able to harness these same antioxidant properties in an innovative collection of personal care products that includes a body wash, foot soak, pumice scrub, and foot, body and hand lotions. All natural blueberry seeds, contained in the collection’s blueberry scrub, deliver superior exfoliant benefits that remove dead cells from the skin surface, leaving the skin with a smoother and healthier appearance. The seeds also add color to the scrub, giving this particular product both the look and the smell of fresh blueberries.
Added Bohm, "It seems that every day you hear about another new benefit of blueberries. They have anti-inflammatory properties that help to prevent heart disease and arthritis. They can help to prevent dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. They can delay the aging process and prevent the growth of tumors. And they can make skin soft, smooth and supple. At Ariel Labs, we’ve been able to capture the best skin characteristics of blueberries and create a line of personal care products that deliver tremendous antioxidant and anti-aging benefits and…they smell great."