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The Beauty Benefits of Bilberry Seed
Oil

Bilberries (Vaccinium
myrtillus), also known as European Blueberries, are type of edible wild berries
that grow mainly in northern Europe, but can also be found in Asia, Canada and in
certain parts of the US. Bilberries are smaller and darker if compared to the
Blueberries and also softer and juicier. They are key part of the traditional
European medicine and have been widely used for the treatment of gastrointestinal
and vision related problems, as well as diabetes and high cholesterol.
Bilberries are famous for their high content of polyunsaturated essential fatty
acids and powerful antioxidants (in particular anthocyanins – responsible for
the dark blue color of the berries). Besides that Bilberries are exceptional
because they have optimal omega 3:omega 6 ratio – something that not many
fruits have.

Vaccinium Myrtillus
Seed Oil is extracted from the seeds of the berres. It is used in the skincare
industry as skin conditioning and anti-aging agent because of its powerful
regenerative and restorative quality and also – its remarkable protective properties.

Prevent and
Restore Damage

 

Since the antioxidant content of Bilberry oil is very high (especially, tocopherols and carotenoids),
when applied to the skin it has the potential to neutralize the free radicals
that constantly attach the cells (pollutants in the environment, UV light), thus
reducing the damage and slowing down the aging process. And it doesn’t only
protect your cells – it can actually reverse the damage that has already been
done, with regular use. How wonderful is that?

Relief for Dry
and Irritated Skin

Bilberry oil
is great for soothing dry and irritated skin. The Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty
acids are extremely helpful when it comes to restoring the lipid barrier of the
skin and its integrity. The lipid barrier is what protects your skin from external
damage and also – the layer that prevents water from evaporating. And as you
know, hydration is the key to the dewy, youthful, fresh look.

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Balance Acne
Prone Skin

Even though
the Bilberry oils is very nourishing, at the same time it’s relatively light
and it absorbs into the skin pretty quickly, which makes it ideal for acne prone skin. It is added to cleansers for oily skin that contain fruit acids.
Fruit acids gently exfoliate the outer layer of the skin, but can also be a bit
drying. In order to compensate this side effect of the exfoliation, Bilberry
seed oil is added – it makes the cleanser less drying and at the same time it
balances the sebum production and restores the balance of the oily skin.

After
reading all this, I believe you’ll agree that applying Bilberry oil to the skin
is as beneficial as eating the berries themselves. If you combine both “external
and internal application” the results will be even better. You skin and your body will thank you. Remember – the health from the inside always shines on the outside. Stick to this rule and you’ll be always glowing.

 

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