Actinidia chinensis (kiwi fruit) extract

Kiwi fruit extract is an excellent source of antioxidants for skin, including vitamin C and several polyphenols. The antioxidants in kiwi can help defend skin from the visible effects of airborne pollutants. Kiwi fruit is also a good source of the carotenoid antioxidant lutein.

References for this information:
Plant Foods for Human Nutrition, October 2017, pages 325-334
Nutrients, August 2017, ePublication
Food Technology and Biotechnology, December 2016, pages 462-467
Nutricon Hospitilaria, Supplement 4, July 2016, page 340
Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry, Volume 11, 2011, pages 1,811-1,820

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