Plinia cauliflora (jabuticaba) fruit extract
Jabuticaba is a dark berry native to Brazil and, like many berries, is a rich source of nearly a dozen polyphenolic antioxidants that can help visibly repair skin and shore up its natural defenses.
Analysis of the fruit portion of the jabuticaba plant has shown it to contain various carotenoids, minerals (such as copper, selenium, calcium, and manganese), and vitamin E. Vitamin C is also present, but not in an amount that’s considered meaningful for skin. The antioxidant benefits of this fruit extend to the body when jabuticaba is eaten or consumed as a supplement. In fact, compounds in this plant have proven to be particularly effective at neutralising some of the internal damage from cigarette smoke.
References for this information:Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, February 2019, pages 1,513-1,520
Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity, December 2017, pages 1-20
Journal of Functional Foods, August 2015, pages 422-433
BioMed Research International, August 2014, ePublication
Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, August 2012, pages 7,513-7,525
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