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Blueberry NECTA®

ACTIVE INGREDIENT FOR SKIN & BODY CARE FORMULATIONS

The upcycled active oil that packs a punch - against blue light

BLUE LIGHT DEFENCE + HYDRATION

Blueberry NECTA® is an antioxidant-rich active oil that shields the skin from blue light exposure. Rich in essential fatty acids and protective phytosterols, together with a standardised level of carotenoids, it protects against oxidative stress by neutralising free radicals and external pollutants. It's also a natural source of pro-retinol; making it particularly ideal for both anti-ageing & blue light protection skincare.

BLUE LIGHT DEFENCE

Blueberry NECTA® has been proven to absorb blue light, working as a natural shield against HEV exposure from the sun and digital devices.

In an absorbance study, Blueberry NECTA® was shown to absorb high energy visible light at 2% use level.

SOURCE OF PRO-RETINOL

Blueberry NECTA® is a natural source of pro-retinol (vitamin A). Topical retinoids in general have a well-documented effect on skin health including visible improvements in fine wrinkles, skin smoothness and hyperpigmentation of photodamaged skin.

FREE RADICAL SCAVENGER

This eco-luxe oil supports barrier function and protects against oxidative stress; Carotenoids, phytosterols and EFAs work to provide a natural method of protection against free radical damage. Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids also support normal skin function and appearance.

SKIN-LOVING HYDRATION

Blueberry NECTA® is high in linoleic acid. Linoleic-rich oils nourish and protect the skin without being too heavy, whilst offering a method of hydration.

 

An in vivo study was conducted using a base lotion containing 3% Blueberry NECTA®. Skin hydration levels increased by over 25% after 2hrs.

PERMEABILITY ENHANCER

Blueberry NECTA® is high in oleic acid too, which is known to permeate skin layers without disordering other fatty acids in the skin. It also acts as a permeability enhancer for other compounds present in plant oils.

SUMMARY

  • Cold-pressed active oil made from upcycled blueberries; a by-product of the juicing industry

  • A powerful active ingredient for blue light defence, a source of pro-retinol & potent antioxidant

  • Standardised level of carotenoids (significantly higher than standard blueberry seed oil)

  • Ideal for face & body care formulations

  • Natural, plant-based, vegan and cruelty-free

  • No added nasties - just as nature intended

  • Certified COSMOS Natural

  • Certified Nordic Ecoswan – promoting a circular economy

Blue Light Absorbance

Blueberry NECTA® has been proven to absorb blue light, working as a natural shield against HEV exposure from the sun and digital devices. When compared against a control, Blueberry NECTA® demonstrated significant absorbance activity.

Blueberry NECTA blue light skincare study
Blueberry oil made from upcycled berries

800,000 upcycled berries

1kg Blueberry NECTA® contains the oil of 800,000 berries which have been diverted from waste. Any additional leftovers are then used to create an additional product - our Blueberry CRUSH exfoliators!

Upcycled without compromise

During sourcing and handling, we're incredibly careful not to disturb the quality, freshness and authenticity of the blueberry pulp; it's even frozen at source in order to help protect the active compounds.

 

Blueberry NECTA® has a delicious natural scent and an earthy-green-to-yellow hue, resulting in a luxurious oil just as nature intended with the eco-friendly credentials to match.

Want to try Blueberry NECTA®?

​Visit our shop and purchase any of our upcycled ingredients in pack sizes as low as 30g!

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