Fragaria vesca (strawberry) fruit extract
Strawberry’s red colour comes from its high amount of antioxidant compounds known as anthocyanins. It’s also a natural source of saccharides which help hydrate skin.
Research has shown strawberry is a very good source of vitamin C. The combination of that plus the numerous other antioxidants is what allows strawberry to help skin to better withstand environmental damage; in fact, strawberry can helps shield supportive elements in skin from harm, allowing them to stay flexible and resilient longer. What’s more, it does so quickly, providing this benefit within 30 minutes of application.
Ellagic acid is among the primary antioxidants in strawberry, and has a documented soothing effect on skin’s surface, plus contributes to strawberry being a prebiotic. This same compound is also found in pomegranate.
Research has shown ellagic acid can interrupt the pathway that leads to visible skin colour changes, including dark spots. In that sense, it’s a great ingredient to pair with skin tone-improvers like vitamin C, niacinamide, and arbutin.
When eaten or taken as a supplement, this popular fruit has research supporting numerous health benefits related to total body wellness and the role its various antioxidants play in helping the body maintain its health.
References for this information:
Food Quantity and Safety, December 2017, pages 227-252
Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, June 2016, pages 4,435-4,449
Food & Function, May 2015, pages 1,386-1,398
Frontiers in Plant Science, November 2014, ePublication
Food & Function, August 2014, pages 1,939-1,948
Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, March 2012, pages 2,322-2,327
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