5 Incredible Bilberry Benefits for Skin

bilberry benefits for skin

5 Incredible Bilberry Benefits for Skin

Today we'll go over 5 incredible bilberry benefits for skin.  Impressively, bilberry contains more Vitamin C than most berries, and it's rich in antioxidants. Clearly it was Mother Nature's intention to sprinkle fruit, plants and flowers all over the world so that we would take the hint that these are the types of ingredients we need for good health and beautiful skin.

As you read on you’ll find some important facts showing us that bilberry is one of those ingredients that we care benefit from greatly.


Our Hyaluronic & Vitamin C Skin Plumping Mask includes bilberry and a long list of skin loving ingredients to provide serious hydration to skin.

What is Bilberry?

Bilberry is a close relative of blueberries, and also known as huckleberry in the USA. Bilberry has been used as a medicinal herb since the 1600's. Internally, it’s used to improve eyesight, fight cancer, and help with indigestion.

Bilberry fruit contains compounds called anthocyanosides which have exceptional antioxidant properties and help to prevent or reverse damage to cells due to free radical oxidation by maintaining normal blood flow in the fine capillary blood vessels that nourish body tissues

Bilberry Extract also contains a high concentration of Vitamin C, Resveratrol and Quercetin (all powerful antioxidants) which work to slow the aging process and improve the appearance of skin.

In addition to its antioxidant benefits, bilberry extract assists in the delivery of oxygen-rich blood flow to every layer of the skin. This allows the skin to readily uptake skin nourishing nutrients which helps maintain elasticity and suppleness, including the vital oil-moisture balance.

Bilberry extract is a superior skin-conditioning active ingredient that helps increase the overall vitality of the dermis, which helps support and maintain collagen production, which is the single most important factor in preventing premature aging. 

We Know that Bilberry is High in Antioxidants, but Remind us Again - What are Antioxidants?

Antioxidants help reverse and slow down or prevent cellular oxidation. We call this cellular "rust," as oxidation is what causes the breakdown / decomposition of everything on the earth.

When your skin is going through oxidation, it’s spending energy to fight that battle, and when it’s spending energy to do that, it isn’t focusing on regenerating itself. If you can reduce oxidation and the natural process of breakdown in your skin, you can give you skin the pause it needs to repair and reinvigorate itself, since the growth of skin layers is a cyclical process.

bilberry benefits for skin

Our Hyaluronic & Vitamin C Skin Plumping Mask includes bilberry and a long list of skin loving ingredients to provide serious hydration to skin.

5 Benefits of Bilberry for Skin

ONE: It’s an Antioxidant Powerhouse. Bilberries are rich in antioxidants, which are beneficial plant compounds that help protect your body against damage and disease. Research shows that bilberries have very high antioxidant levels.

TWO: It Can Alleviate Acne Breakouts. Bilberry's astringent properties are great for acne prone skin. Bilberry can help cleanse and distribute antioxidants to help strengthen our skin and protect it against breakouts. While bilberry is antiseptic, it is very hydrating, and has the ability to heal wounds and breakouts.

THREE: It’s Calming for the Skin. Because bilberry has so many important compounds to protect skin, it can help it appear less red and irritated. It’s a lovely calming ingredient that will help your skin look radiant and soothed.

FOUR: It Offers Some UV Protection. It may sound strange, but many plants can help protect us against UV damage. This is why you see plants regaining their health and color even during very sunny periods. We can benefit from that by including ingredients in our skin care that can help offer some protection. Bilberry plants produce their own chemical sunscreens that protect them from harmful ultraviolet light.

FIVE: It is an Important Anti-Aging Ingredient. It’s great news that bilberry contains antioxidants which help stave off free radicals damage and future skin aging, but bilberries also contain resveratrol, which is also very important and helps reduce the look of fine lines.

Medical Studies to Support the Benefits of Bilberry for Skin

In 2011 a group of doctors in Florida did a very in depth study regarding the skin care and health benefits of bilberry. They made the following conclusions: Throughout history, berries like bilberry, have been an important and valued part of the human diet and skin care. Bilberry contains many components, but anthocyanins, the phenolic compounds that give berries their blue and purple colors, have been found to have a wide range of skin care benefits including antioxidant, antitumorigenic, anti-inflammatory, hypoglycemic, and antimicrobial effects. Bilberry is rich in anthocyanins, especially delphinidins and cyanidins. There is supporting evidence that these compounds are bioavailable and bioactive, which is great for skin. Molecular effects that have been demonstrated in experimental studies and their clinical implications for human health.

Our Hyaluronic & Vitamin C Skin Plumping Mask includes bilberry and a long list of skin loving ingredients to provide serious hydration to skin.


We know that the bilberry benefits for skin are significant, as it's one the richest sources of antioxidants, and they are crucial for improving the appearance of skin. Our brightening berry & fig scrub is a great opportunity to try this ingredient.

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I'm a formulator and skin care expert, wife, parent, and fur baby mom. I specialize in active ingredient research and studies, and share that information with you via our blog and products. Please reach out anytime you have questions!

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