Pyrus malus (apple) fruit extract

Pyrus malus (apple) fruit extract is a species of apple; the pectin derived from it is used as a thickener in cosmetics and the fruit is a tremendous source of polyphenolic antioxidants, which lets it ably scavenge multiple types of free radicals before they damage skin.

The numerous types of apple-derived ingredients used in skin care have shown to be safe for skin; however, do keep in mind that in the case of apple stem cells, these do not work on skin as they do in the plant. Despite this disappointment, apple stem cells maintain their antioxidant benefit.

References for this information:
Foods, Volume 7, Issue 2, January 2018 ePublication
Current Pharmaceutical Design, Volume 22, 2016, pages 189-195
https://www.cir-safety.org/sites/default/files/apple.pdf

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