Malpighia emarginata (acerola) fruit extract
Acerola fruit extract is a potent source of antioxidants and hydrating polysaccharides, some of which have been shown to protect fibroblasts in skin from suffering oxidative damage, which in turn leads to younger-looking skin.
The fruit is rich in vitamin C, beta-carotene, several polyphenols (all working as antioxidants), and the B vitamin folate.
The yellow- to red-toned ripe acerola fruit can also prevent lipids such as our skin’s oil from free radical damage. It’s truly a multi-faceted antioxidant plant extract that can benefit all skin types and is also a proven “superfood” ingredient that has been shown to benefit skin when consumed orally, largely due to its ability to reduce inflammation.
Acerola is sometimes referred to as Barbados cherry or the acerola cherry.
References for this information:
Journal of AOAC International, September 2018, pages 1,461-1,465
International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, January 2018, pages 473-480
Exotic Fruits Reference Guide, Academic Press, 2018, pages 7-14
Food & Function, September 2017, pages 3,250-3,258
The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology, April 2016, pages 25-32
Lipids in Health and Disease February 2014 ePublication
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