Benefits of Blueberry in Skincare: the Purple Overachiever
When it comes to superfoods and skincare, blueberries are a small-but-mighty badass of a berry. Loaded with antioxidants, carotenoids, retinoids, vitamins, fatty acids and nutrients (Phew! That’s a lot!), they have been clinically proven to directly combat skin aging and improve skin quality. Clear overachievers, blueberries provide superior skin barrier support, encourage dead skin cell sloughing, kickstart collagen production and are rich in hydration. The rejuvenating benefits of blueberry in skincare products, like our highly-anticipated facial mist and moisturizer, make them a great option for anyone looking for a fresh, healthy glow, regardless of age and skin type.
Give Skin a Blueberry Burst
Blueberries are a purple-blue fruit that are sweet, juicy, and loaded with nutrients. Adding skincare with blueberry extract to your routine can help mitigate an endless number of skin issues, from sensitivity, dark spots, dehydration and even acne. They work at the cellular level to soften skin, improve the moisture barrier, even tone and texture, fight free radical damage and help skin regain its natural elasticity.
“Blueberry extract’s natural, nutrient-dense composition comes directly from the fruit, so all of the benefits of blueberries are retained in skincare.” (1)
Firming & plumping
Full of antioxidants, fatty acids, alpha linolenic acid and Vitamins C, E and A, blueberries help inhibit collagen breakdown and stimulate collagen production, leading to more plump, supple and bouncy skin.
Blueberry extract deeply hydrates and softens skin, restoring vibrancy and glow. It helps retain moisture and supports skin’s natural moisture barrier so skin feels strengthened, thick and moisturized. When skin is fully hydrated, it functions at its best, effectively shielding skin from aging, stress and environmental stressors. Your complexion will be radiant and evenly toned.
Protect against skin cell damage
This antioxidant-rich berry ranks as one of the highest for protecting against glycation by breaking the cycle of AGEs and collagen fibres.
“Glycation is an aging reaction of naturally occurring sugars and dermal proteins , which begins in early life, develops clinical symptoms at around 30, and progressively accumulates in tissues and skin…”(2)
Blueberries contain a high level and wide range of potent anthocyanins, plant compounds which represent natural blue, violet and red flavonoid pigments. Anthocyanins provide frontline defense against skin aging and UV-induced damage by neutralizing free radicals and reducing oxidative stress naturally. Research also suggests that they are a natural sun protectant, guarding cells by directly absorbing UV radiation. (3) Not to replace SPF!
Blueberries break the self-perpetuating cycle of AGEs and oxidative stress that underlies intrinsic skin aging. (4)
Acne & Skin Conditions
You betcha blueberries can be a great pimple-buster! With their ability to decrease acne-related inflammation and increase circulation, blueberries help treat many skin conditions like acne, psoriasis and eczema. Packed full of vitamins and skin-loving nutrients that calm and heal irritation
Blueberries are believed to contain salicylate, which is a salt of salicylic acid. Salicylic acid is used in the treatment of acne. (5)
Sensory Details: Give skin and your overall health a Delicious Boost!
Not only a plethora of skincare benefits, blueberry also ignites overall health and wellbeing with its delicious, fruity burst aroma. Blueberry fragrance naturally elevates mood and feelings of comfort while giving you a happy, energy pick-me-up. They have been shown to improve cognitive function and protect memory.
Pass the blueberries, please.
Our Blueberry Overachievers
Rich, emollient moisturizer bursting with antioxidants, vitamins, natural humectants and nourishing plant oils that deeply repair, plump and improve skin elasticity and resilience.
Light and fresh facial toner infused with blueberry seed, citrus and green tea balances, revitalizes and nourishes complexion. Superior hydration and plumping, it combats dryness while minimizing fine lines and wrinkles. Supports a healthy skin microbiome and helps restore damaged skin caused by free radicals.
(1) The Benefits of Blueberry Extract in Skincare. Rococo Botanicals.
(4) Just How Effective Are Anti-Glycation Products? What are the some best ingredients for anti-glycation products and anti-glycation supplements? Navin M. Geria, Doctors Skin Prescription. Happi.
(5) Make blueberries a part of your skincare routine; find out how. Lifestyle Desk.
(6) Ramaswamy R et al- Glycobiology 2005, Jul: 15(7):16R-28R.