Vaccinum Angustifolium (blueberry) fruit extract
- Categories: Antioxidants
Blueberry fruit extract is a natural ingredient that is used for its potent antioxidant and skin-conditioning benefits. Blueberry contains several types of antioxidants (known as polyphenolics) that are not only healthy for your body when eaten but also for your skin when applied via skincare products.
Along with polyphenol antioxidants, blueberries are also a good source of vitamin C, although the polyphenol-based antioxidants are present in far greater amounts.
Research has shown that the antioxidants in blueberries are particularly adept at shielding skin from the unwanted changes in skin that occur when it’s exposed to visible and infrared light. Essentially, the blueberries work to intercept damage before it takes hold, leading to healthier-looking skin. Just to be clear, though, blueberries do not replace a broad-spectrum sunscreen; rather, their benefits complement what sunscreen does to protect skin.
References for this information:
Plant Foods for Human Nutrition, November 2017, pages 360-364
Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, August 2017, pages s125-s128
International Journal of Molecular Sciences, October 2015, pages 24,673-24,706
Journal of Cosmetic Science, November-December 2013, pages 469-481
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