Vaccinium macrocarpon fruit extract


INCI: Vaccinium macrocarpon fruit extract

What is Vaccinium macrocarpon fruit extract?

Vaccinium macrocarpon fruit extract is obtained from the plant Vaccinium macrocarpon, which belongs to the family Vaccinium and is commonly known as cranberry. The plant is a shrub with white or pink flowers and pink-colored berries as its fruits. It is native to central and eastern parts of Canada, northeastern and central parts of the United States, and some parts of Europe. For more information refer to Cranberry extract.

Use & Benefits:

Antioxidant: Vaccinium macrocarpon fruit extract is a potent antioxidant that can help protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are unstable molecules that can cause cellular damage, which can lead to premature aging and other skin problems.

Anti-inflammatory: The extract contains anti-inflammatory compounds that can help soothe and calm the skin. This makes it particularly useful for individuals with sensitive or reactive skin.

Moisturizing: Vaccinium macrocarpon fruit extract has hydrating properties that can help keep the skin moisturized and supple. It can also help improve the skin's barrier function, which can prevent moisture loss and improve overall skin health.

Brightening: The extract contains arbutin, a natural skin brightener that can help reduce the appearance of dark spots and hyperpigmentation. This makes it a popular ingredient in products that target uneven skin tone.

Anti-acne: Vaccinium macrocarpon fruit extract has antibacterial properties that can help fight acne-causing bacteria. It also contains salicylic acid, which is a beta-hydroxy acid that can help exfoliate the skin and unclog pores.

Safety and Precautions
Vaccinium macrocarpon fruit extract is generally considered safe for use in skincare products. However, individuals with a known allergy to cranberries or related plants should avoid using products containing this extract. As with any new skincare product, it is recommended to perform a patch test before use to ensure there is no adverse reaction.


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