Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract



Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract at a glance

  • Common berry that is as good for your skin as it is for your body
  • Excellent source of antioxidants known as polyphenols
  • Helps shield skin from the harmful effects of blue light exposure
  • Blueberries are native to North America

Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract description

_Vaccinium angustifolium_ (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.

Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract references

  • Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity, August 2020, ePublication
  • 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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Ingredient ratings


Proven and supported by independent studies. Outstanding active ingredient for most skin types or concerns.


Necessary to improve a formula's texture, stability, or penetration.


Generally non-irritating but may have aesthetic, stability, or other issues that limit its usefulness.


There is a likelihood of irritation. Risk increases when combined with other problematic ingredients.


May cause irritation, inflammation, dryness, etc. May offer benefit in some capability but overall, proven to do more harm than good.


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