Framboises fraîches (Rubus idaeus)
Sweet, juicy and packed full of protective antioxidants, it’s no wonder raspberries are one of the most popular berries around. Every part of the berry is used in Lush products - the seeds provide exfoliation, while the juice helps to soothe and firm the skin.
A member of the rose family (Rosaceae), the prickly raspberry shrub produces small white flowers in summer followed by the red fruits, which are eaten raw or cooked.
When used topically, fresh raspberries can soothe irritation and burns. This is due to their high concentration of antioxidants and vitamin C, which also provide protection from the sun. Nutrient-rich, raspberries also contain iron, copper, magnesium and vitamin B, which are all natural glow-givers that smooth and firm the skin and improve barrier function. Finally, their astringent properties help to tighten pores and give the skin a clear and mattified appearance.
With their vibrant pink hue and fresh and fruity scent, raspberries also provide a perfect natural alternative to colouring and synthetic perfume.