The Berry Latest 
Newsletter Issue: May-June 2015

US Highbush Blueberry Council E-newsletter



Blueberry Beauty!

For the past three years, we have held kick off events for the fresh blueberry season in South Korea emphasizing beauty.  Here is our 2015 version and this has resulted in press coverage around the country!   



Blueberry & Coconut Shampoo, Australia



Skin Mask, China




Blueberry Smoothie Baby Powder, South Africa



Skin Lotion, Germany






International Beauty

In many parts of the world, blueberries are considered a beauty ingredient!    It all started in Asia and now it is ramping up in Europe, North America and Latin America.

We see beauty masks, and also shampoos, conditioners and all sorts of skin care items.   Do they use real blueberries -- much of the time! 


Check out this article posted in the highly-

 popular Huffinton Post.

While perusing the produce at our local farmer's market, our mouths start watering the very second we see baskets of blueberries. We love making fruit salads and smoothies with this delicious fruit, especially since we learned that it works wonders for our skin and hair.

The vitamin B complex in blueberries also helps with hair growth, says Tabasum Mir, a skincare physician in cosmetic dermatology and cosmetic laser surgery. She explains, "Think about when you're trying to grow hair ... most people take folate and vitamin B. It helps with maintaining healthy hair, skin and nails." Mir adds that topical application of blueberry allows it to goes directly into the skin. 

Just don't be easily fooled by beauty products that claim to be made with blueberries. "You really need to look at the ingredients," says Mir. "If it looks like a recipe book and blueberry is listed at the end, it's probably very little of it there."

Since July is National Blueberry Month, we've rounded up six beauty-boosting products that are loaded with this super fruit. 

Happy Blueberry Month!

- Tom Payne
USHBC Food  Industry Consultant


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