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 when consumed orally.
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
See vitamin C
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