Properties of Fruit Extracts
Apple Fruit Extract
Botanical Name: Pumila Mill
Appearance: Fine pale light greenish powder.
Apple contains alpha-hydroxy acids, which refines and
rejuvenates the skin. Apple Powder is best known for its moisturizing and
anti-aging properties, making it perfect for dry or mature skin. It also has
exceptional elastase inhibition activity, making it suitable for treatments
aimed at maintaining the skin’s youthful elasticity.
Apricot Powder Fruit Extract
Appearance: Fine pale yellow to yellow powder.
An apricot is a small sweet fruit with a golden orange color
and is considered to be similar to a small peach. The apricot originally came
from China but it is widely grown all over the world today.
Apricot Extract has amazing properties that revitalize,
nourish & moisturize, making it especially good for aging skin. Naturally
high in Vitamins A and C, it removes impurities and protects the skin against
external stresses due to regenerating and soothing processes. Apricot Extract
is also a good source of iron, potassium, phosphorus and calcium. It can be
used to make tinctures and topical applications. Apricot Extract has good
solubility in hydro-alcoholic solutions.
Banana Powder Fruit Extract
Botanical Name: Musa Spp
Appearance: Fine pale creamy yellow powder.
Banana Powder is rich in potassium and vitamin A. In
formulations it has proven to be great for dry skin, and contains no known
substance to aggravate or irritate the skin. Some users have used Banana Powder
by itself as a rich, moisturizing facial mask.
Guava Powder Fruit Extract
Botanical Name: Psidium Guajava
Appearance: Fine pale yellow powder.
Guava is revered for both its vitamin content and anti-aging
properties. This is because Guava is very rich in Vitamin A, B and C, and it
helps prevent oxidation of cells. It can also be added to hair care products as
a natural source of fiber.
Papaya Powder Fruit Extract
Botanical Name: Carica Papaya
Appearance: Fine pale to golden yellow powder.
Papaya Powder is gently refreshing with a sweet, summery
fragrance. It is excellent in stabilizing oily skin & working as an
exfoliant on dry areas. Papaya also is often used in skin products for the
purpose of a natural lift & rejuvenation of the skin. Papaya contains
Vitamin A, a property that benefits skin repair through increasing the rate of
new cell formation. Vitamin C is also an anti-oxidant with wonderful proteins
for smoother, softer skin.
Acai Biofunctional Botanical Extract
Açai palm, or aqai, is one of several species of palm tree
native to Brazil. Acai Biofunctional Extract is produced using a blend of dried
Acai pulp, vegetable glycerin and water. It is GMO free, preservative free and
Appearance: Brown to dark brown liquid.
Benefits: Currently considered to be a “superfruit”, Acai
berries are said to be rich in antioxidants that are beneficial to the skin.
Antioxidants help to decrease cell destruction which in turns helps to combat
the aging process and keeps skin more firm and youthful. Acai Extract is
considered useful as a natural color in formulations and also as an astringent
to help heal small cuts and wounds.
Application: Acai Biofunctional Extract can be used in
anti-aging creams, after-sun products, creams, lotions, facial masks, shampoo
Lotus Leaf Botanical Extract
Standardization: 10% Alkaloids
Botanical Name: Nelumbo nucifera
All parts of the flowers and leaves of the Sacred Lotus,
Nelumbo nucifera, were used as a traditional relaxing remedy. Recognised as a
symbol in the Buddhist religion, the lotus flowers are edible, and the petals
are often placed in soups and used as a garnish. Lotus Leaf is a rich source of
isoflavones, and the extract contains nuciferine, N-nonuciferine,
O-nornucifeine, anonaine, armepavine, N-methyt- coclaurine,paronuciferine,
liriodenine,dehydro- roemerine and nelumboside, quercetin, isoquer-
cetin,tastasic acid and citric acid.
Multifruit BSC Naturally Derived Active
Multifruit BSC (Natural fruit acid blend, source of AHA's):
This fruit acid blend is a natural source of alpha hydroxy acids that has cell
renewing, firming and soothing properties on skin.
INCI: Water & Vaccinium Myrtillus (Bilberry) Extract
& Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract & Acer Saccharinum (Sugar
Maple) Extract & Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract &
Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Extract.
Application: Multifruit BSC can be used to make shampoo,
conditioner, treatment (hair), leave-in, styling, body wash, body lotion,
treatment (body), cleanser, toner, facial moisturizer and face treatment.