What’s Inside: Blueberry Seed Oil

One of Reine’s many exciting ingredients is blueberry seed oil. What does blueberry seed oil do for your skin? A lot!

First, blueberry seed oil is a powerful antioxidant–it has more antioxidants than many other berry oils, including marionberry, raspberry, and boysenberry. This means that it can neutralize free radicals from the environment that cause skin damage and visible signs of aging. In particular, in vitro studies have shown that blueberry seed oil acts as a natural shield against blue light from the sun and digital devices. You’ve probably seen blue light blocking glasses going around, as blue light can be bad for your eyes. Turns out blue light can also be bad for your skin, but blueberry seed oil filters it out. 

Blueberry seed oil is also high in omega fatty acids. Blueberry seed oil has an especially high concentration of omega 9 (oleic acid), more than most other fruit seed oils on the market. Oleic acid acts as a permeability enhancer–oils that are high in oleic acid are absorbed well by the skin, which means you can get more action out of their active ingredients. The fatty acids in blueberry seed oil also support the skin’s barrier function, locking in moisture and resulting in protected, hydrated skin. 

Blueberry seed oil is also a source of vitamin A, in the form of beta-carotene. Vitamin A helps improve the visual signs of aging, fighting fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation. 

Blueberry seed oil also has a high concentration of sterols, more than other well-known seed oils. These essential skin lipids deliver moisture to the skin, and have skin barrier strengthening, elasticity-boosting, and soothing benefits. 

The blueberry seed oil we use at Essentique is made from upcycled blueberry seeds. What does this mean? It means that the blueberries whose seeds are in this oil were initially grown to be made into food and drink. Once those industries used what they wanted from the blueberry, what they didn’t use (including skin, pulp, and seeds) was collected, and instead of being thrown away, the seeds were separated out and their oil extracted through cold pressing. 1kg of the oil we use contains the oil of 800,000 blueberries. 

Find blueberry seed oil in Reine, and treat your skin to all of its benefits.

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