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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

Botanical Name: Prunus Armeniaca

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 biodegradable.

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 and conditioners.

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.