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The Benefits of Bilberry

What are the health benefits of Bilberry?

Bilberry is one of the lesser known of the berries but its relative obscurity doesn’t mean that this is a fruit that can be discounted for its nutritional value. On the contrary, bilberries are packed with nutrients that are extremely beneficial not just for overall health but also for the health of your skin and hair. Let’s take a closer look at these benefits. 

Bilberry for Skin and Scalp

A Eurasian species, bilberry has an abundant amount of zinc, fiber, vitamin K, and vitamin E. These vitamins are minerals provide stupendous support in the fight against acne and breakouts. It also has anti-inflammatory properties in addition to vitamins A, B, and C which can further assist in clearing the skin of acne and breakouts while calming redness and skin inflammatory conditions. 

Bilberries are packed with Anthocyanosides which give them their deep pigment. They are also potent antioxidants which ensure that bilberries can fight off the free radical damage that causes premature aging and damages our skin and hair cells. In addition to helping reverse signs of premature aging and damage, the phytochemicals present in bilberries ensure that your skin gets adequate nutrition to nourish it deeply from within. 

An effective exfoliator, bilberries can deeply cleanse the skin and pores of excess oil, bacteria, and other debris. This results in the balancing of sebum production and a reduction in blackheads and whiteheads. Bilberries also have a unique ability to improve micro-capillary circulation which in turn boosts collagen production throughout the body. This supports cell regeneration and strengthens cell structure resulting in rejuvenated and resilient skin. 

These very qualities also make bilberry great for ensuring scalp and hair health. Their astringent properties not only help tone skin and reduce pore size but can also effectively soothe an inflamed or irritated scalp. Use of bilberry on the scalp can also assist in the fight against dandruff and its ability to deeply cleanse also clears the scalp of excess oil, dead cells, and product buildup. 

Bilberry is also extremely useful to stimulate hair growth due to its ability to improve micro-capillary circulation. This not only improves blood circulation to the hair follicles but also improves the nutrition and oxygen that flows to hair follicles resulting in faster and stronger hair growth. Its antioxidant properties also protect hair from free radical damage bringing back lustre and rejuvenating hair. 

SEE MORE BELOW FOR OUR FAVORITE PRODUCTS CONTAINING BILBERRY!


GROWN ALCHEMIST HYDRA-MIST+

An advanced facial hydrating mist formulated with Peptides, Hyaluronan and antioxidants to visibly hydrate, soften and smooth; while boosting skin radiance and reducing the visible signs of aging.

  • Hyaluronan, Desert Lime and Kelp Extracts: Provide anti-aging Flavonoids and antioxidants while providing lasting hydration.
  • Hibiscus and Olive Leaf: Extracts Rich in antioxidants, moisturise, balance and noticeably soften and smooth facial skin.
  • Pomegranate and Bilberry Leaf Extracts:  Visibly calm and soothe the skin.
  • Sodium PCA and Amino Acids in the form of a wheat-derived Protein Peptide, along with antioxidants from Bilberry Leaf Extract: Provide visible improvement against environmental and oxidative damage; while noticeably providing anti-aging benefits.
  • Polysaccharides, Echinacea and rich trace elements from Kelp: A micro-algae, visibly soothe, calm and revitalise, leaving facial skin looking radiant.

HERBIVORE PRISM EXFOLIATING GLOW POTION

A super lightweight serum featuring a rainbow of natural fruit acids and hydrators to exfoliate, smooth, and clarify skin. A rainbow of natural fruit acids combine with vitamin C-rich kakadu plum and hydrating botanical waters (including rose and aloe) to gently resurface, even skin tone, improve texture, increase clarity, and boost hydration—for your best skin yet, naturally. Bilberry lactic, sugar cane glycolic, orange peel citric, and apple malic acid pair with vitamin C-rich kakadu plum to gently resurface and brighten skin.


JOANNA VARGAS EXFOLIATING MASK

The Joanna Vargas Exfoliating mask will gently resurface your skin to ensure a vibrant glow. This gentle exfoliating treatment uses fruit derived enzymes and a fusion of volcanic ash and mineral-rich clay to gently draw out impurities. The end result is clear pores and a brightened, smooth, glowing complexion.

  • GALACTOARABINAN: Derived from the larch tree, boosts cell turnover, faster than any lactic or glycolic acid, to brighten the skin and tighten pores for a flawless appearance.
  • KAOLIN CLAY: Its high mineral content helps draw out impurities while retaining beneficial oils, which makes it suitable for all skin types.
  • LACTIC ACID (Bilberry Extract): Gently breaks the bonds of dead skin cells and kills germs and bacteria.
  • KOJIC ACID: A natural lightening ingredient which targets hyperpigmentation problems such as age spots.
  • FRUIT ENZYMES: Great sources of Vitamin C to boost cell turnover and brighten the skin.
  • VOLCANIC ASH: Draws out impurities.

GROWN ALCHEMIST TINTED HYDRA-REPAIR DAY CREAM

Formulated with active ingredients to hydrate skin without leaving residual oil or shine, refining skin texture leaving the complexion looking luminous, flawless, and natural.

  • Camellia and Rosehip Oil: Contain precious phytosterols which visibly improve hydration and condition the skin.
  • Polysaccharides from Aloe Vera: Help the skin appear revitalised leaving it feeling smooth and soft.
  • Pomegranate and Bilberry Leaf Extracts:  Visibly calm and soothe the skin.
  • Cane Sugar: Releases vital biosaccharides that noticeably soothe the skin improving its vitality while repairing the appearance of skin damaged by uv-induced oxidative stress.
  • Geranium Blossom: Releases flavonoids which help normalise the skin's appearance by rebalancing natural sebum levels, while improving the appearance of skin pores.