beautyberry

noun
beau·​ty·​ber·​ry | \ˈbyü-tē-ˌber-ē, -ˌbe-rē\

Definition of beautyberry 

: any of a genus (Callicarpa) of deciduous shrubs and trees of the vervain family that bear dense clusters of small usually purple berries and are often cultivated as ornamentals

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The vibrant purple mask is made with Japanese beautyberry, which contains Vitamin C to help fade dark spots and dramatically brighten skin. Shannon Barbour, The Cut, "10 Products to Shop During Sephora’s Annual Sale," 16 Apr. 2018 And for a more natural look, add branches of purple beautyberry, Russian sage, or fountain grass. Dobrina Zhekova, Sunset, "10 Fall Wedding Palette Ideas," 22 Jan. 2018 Gray catbirds, towhees and bobwhite quails flock to the clusters of vibrant amethyst fruits on the American beautyberry bush. Bart Ziegler, WSJ, "Save the Songbirds: Plant These Shrubs and Bushes," 13 Sep. 2017 Meanwhile, Tatcha’s Violet-C Radiance Mask uses green tea and algae, together with Japanese beautyberry, to soften fine lines. Chloe Atkins, Vogue, "Fell Asleep in Your Makeup? 4 Skin-Saving Ways to Reboot Your Complexion," 13 Oct. 2017 This mask is made from the Japanese beautyberry, a violet fruit (hence the coloring) packed with antioxidants, and it's loaded with vitamin C and AHAs, which will leave your skin brighter and smoother after just 20 minutes of use. Nora Maloney, Vanities, "The Best Face Mask for Every Skin Type," 12 Oct. 2017 This mask is made from the Japanese beautyberry, a violet fruit (hence the coloring) packed with antioxidants, and it's loaded with vitamin C and AHAs, which will leave your skin brighter and smoother after just 20 minutes of use. Nora Maloney, vanityfair.com, "The Best Face Mask for Every Skin Type," 12 Oct. 2017 Finally, one of the showiest shrubs for winter interest is Callicarpa (beautyberry). Ciscoe Morris, The Seattle Times, "Dwarf varieties of dark-leaved trees and shrubs are small wonders," 16 Aug. 2017 Tatcha also included a curious ingredient in its Violet-C Radiance Mask called the Japanese beautyberry, which packs tons of polyphenols and anxioxidant activity into the formula, helping stabilize the vitamin C and prevent it from breaking down. Sarah Wu, Teen Vogue, "Tatcha Launches Violet-C Radiance Mask," 28 June 2017

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1918, in the meaning defined above

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