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Blueberries are native to North-America. They were already used by the Native Americans to survive the aggressive winter. Now Blueberries can be found from the land of Eskimos to tropical regions. The popularity of blueberries is still increasing.
Not without a reason as blueberries are extremely rich in anthocyanides which have many beneficial protective properties.
The mother plant invests a lot in the survival of its seedlings. The seeds in the berries are a real powerhouse, as they contain potent nutrients for the future plant. These nutrients protect the young seedlings against dehydration and microbiological attack. This nutritional and protective power is stored under the form of oil.
Blueberry oil is one of the richest oil in the world of plants with the high content in PUFA associated with vitamin E, carotenoids and other beneficial phyto-components.
It is actually100% active phyto-components from blueberry seeds exceptionally rich in:
|PUFA (>68%)||The Poly Unsaturated Fatty Acids content is higher than 68% of which all are essential and skin identical.|
|Omega-6 (43%)||Linoleic acid (LA C18:2 n-6) Vitamin F
- Plays a crucial role in structural integrity and barrier function of the skin.
- Potent signalling molecule.
- Most abundant skin lipid.
|Omega-3 (25%)||Alpha-Linolenic acid (ALA, C18:3n-3)
- Potent signalling molecule
- Improves resistance
- Reduce redness and skin discomfort
- Works in tandem with Omega-6
|Omega-9 (23%)||Oleic acid
- Lipid present in cell membrane
- Skin identical lipid
- Essential component of cell membranes
|Squalene (0.2%)||Moisturizing skin identical lipid|
|Phospholipids (3.5%)||Skin identical component with moisturizing properties|
|Vitamine E (>0.02%)||Alpha-Tocopherol, beta-Tocopherol, gamma-Tocopherol, delta-Tocopherol,
- Efficient antioxidant
|Carotenoids (11 μg/g)||Zeaxanthin, Cryptoxanthin, beta-Carotene, Lutein
- UV absorption
|Polyphenols (1.8 mg/g)||Gallic acid
- Efficient antioxidant
Like a treasure, the oil is well hidden deep in the tinny seeds. It takes 300kg blueberries to produce 1kg of blueberry oil.
Blueberry NECTA™ assists in following properties:
- Enhances barrier function
- Improves moisturisation
- Protects against free radicals. Quenches DPPH radicals
- Skin protection
Blueberry NECTA™ is a medium penetrating oil, with a high spreadability and with smooth and rich after feel.
The sustainable process means there is little to no wastage as the blueberry pomace which is the residue from pressing the blueberries for juice production is used to make Blueberry NECTA™ (Blueberry oil) and the Blueberry Crush™ .