PHYLLANTHUS EMBLICA FRUIT EXTRACT
INCI: Phyllanthus emblica fruit extract
What is Phyllanthus emblica fruit extract?
Phyllanthus emblica fruit extract is obtained from the plant Phyllanthus emblica, commonly known as amla, Indian gooseberry. It is a deciduous tree with greenish-yellow flowers and fruits. It is native to the Indian subcontinent. The extract is obtained from the whole plant is used in traditional Indian medicine for ages. It is believed to revive and produce an anti-aging effect on the body inside out. The fruit of the plant is considered an excellent source of vitamin C. The fruit extract is rich in compounds like ascorbic acid, ellagic acid, phenols, and flavonoids.
Use & Benefits:
The extract from the fruit is used as an anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-microbial agent in cosmetic products. Our skin comes across free radicals due to exposure to environmental factors like radiation, pollution, and other toxic chemicals. These free radicals break down collagen, hinders the skin repair process. It leads to inflammation, fine lines, wrinkles, and infections like acne and dark spots. Vitamin C present in amla juice is believed to fight these free radicals and reduces visible signs of aging. It brightens up the skin, stimulates collagen production, and makes skin healthier and more youthful. The extract also has antimicrobial properties. So, when it comes to bacteria-related skin problems like acne or body odor, flavonoids, and phenols present in amla juice help combat those problems. It reduces hair fall, nourishes the scalp, and also reduces greying of hair. It promotes the growth of healthy hair. It is used in formulations of shampoos, conditioners, creams, lotions, gels, and other skin and hair care products.