Though the bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus) resembles the blueberry (Vaccinium Cyanococcus) and they are related, they are actually different fruits. Bilberries are known for their high levels of anthocyanins, and other bioflavonoid antioxidants such as resveratrol and quercetin, which nourish and protect skin at the cellular level. Bilberries are also known to support healthy circulation and for their anti-inflammatory benefits, both when eaten and when applied topically in extract form. Bilberry has been associated with skin brightening and conditioning effects, when applied topically. You can take advantage of the topical skin benefits of bilberry by choosing serums, lotions, and creams containing bilberry extract.