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Psidium guajava fruit extract
More commonly known as guava, Psidum guajava fruit extract is a rich source of bioactive antioxidants, including gallic acid, catechin, chlorogenic acid, rutin, quercetin, tocopherol, beta-carotene and lycopene.
The leaf extract is also a good source of beneficial compounds for healthy skin.
Topical application of guava fruit can deliver these valuable antioxidants to skin, assuming the product in question is packaged to keep these light- and air-sensitive compounds stable during use (meaning no jar packaging).
References for this information:
Journal of Separation Science, October 2017, pages 3,817-3,829
EXCLI Journal, September 2015, pages 1,020-1,030
Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants, October 2009, pages 327-334
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