Protective antioxidant against daily pollution. Mulberry is an 8-15 cm tall, herbaceous plant that mainly grows in raised bogs. Most people have probably forgotten it and the effect of the kernels. We have otherwise used it all the way back from before the Viking Age.
The kernels are very small, but contain a fantastic potency of especially Alpha Linolenic Acid and Gamma Linolenic Acid, which you may know better as Omega-3 and Omega-6 (GLA). Disruption of skin barrier function caused by epidermal hyperproliferation results in the skin becoming dry and showing high transepidermal water loss (TEWL). Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) is reportedly effective in the treatment of TEWL and epidermal hyperproliferation. Or in more edible Danish: These fatty acids strengthen your skin's protective barrier, while you are left with a deep, long-lasting hydration of dry skin. Omega 3 and 6 can retain moisture through even the harshest winter weather conditions – the berry itself can withstand frost down to -20 degrees.
The mulberry kernels have a high nutritional content of ellagic acid in particular. Ellagic acid is a polyphenol that is effective in treating wrinkles and inflammation. A study of the effects of ellagic acid showed that it was effective in protecting collagen from degradation, and was found to decrease inflammatory responses in dry skin to UV radiation damage.
Rubus Chamaemorus Oil also has several of the delicious E vitamins, both of which can penetrate the skin and increase the collagen level as well as ensure optimal regeneration of the damage that the skin receives during a normal day (oxidative stress). This means that those of us with dry, damaged or impure skin get help for reconstruction without scar tissue and damage.