Organic Bilberry Extract and its beauty benefits
Organic bilberry extract is one of the main ingredients in our Retinoid & Vitamin A serum, designed to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, protect your skin from the sun and give it a youthful look. This serum is ideal for almost all skin types and promotes skin cell turnover.
In today’s article, we wanted to share more details about bilberry extract as a skincare ingredient, to help you learn more about its benefits and perhaps also help you decide if this is an extract that could enhance your natural skincare routine.
What are bilberries?
Bilberries, abundant in the forests of Central and Northern Europe and also sometimes referred to as European blueberries, are a cousin of the North American blueberry you probably know well. The main difference is their smaller size, deeper blue colour and a more acidic taste.
In some European countries, bilberries are not just a popular fruit – picking blueberries in the forest is also a common pastime!
While most often, bilberries are added to baked goods, parfaits, smoothies and other foods, they also have some amazing benefits when the extract from them is added to natural skincare products.
The bilberry is a powerful antioxidant, which helps prevent and fight infections. In fact, it’s actually one of the best sources of antioxidants you could find!
When used in skincare, this makes it a great tool for reducing the frequency of breakouts. According to some research, antioxidants also help prevent premature signs of aging.
The anti-inflammatory benefits of bilberry extract help prevent and reduce swelling. This makes it a great helping hand from anybody experiencing a lot of stress or trying to tame redness. In combination with other ingredients in the Retinoid & Vitamin A serum, these effects give the skin a youthful, rested appearance.
Promoting blood circulation
Sometimes, the easiest fix for some skin issues is as simple as promoting healthy blood circulation – this is something natural skincare with bilberry extract can help you achieve.
Improved circulation helps rid the skin of bacteria and waste but most importantly, it means that enough oxygen is delivered to your skin cells, leaving them refreshed and promoting their turnover. This also helps keep the skin hydrated, which only enhances these properties.
Bilberry extract strengthens the skin, protecting it from harsh environment, in the presence of UVA light. This plays an important role in shielding the skin from elements which could cause premature aging or put strain on it.
To conclude… Should you give bilberry extract a try?
Bilberries bring many different benefits to natural skincare products, which make them a wonderful ingredient people with many different skin types can enjoy. They’re powerful antioxidants reducing breakouts and inflammations, they promote healthy blood flow which nourishes your skin and protect from environmental factors.
Have you given natural skincare with bilberry extract a try yet? Let us know in the comments and check out our Retinoid & Vitamin A serum if you think bilberry extract is something you need in your routine!