The Garden of Naturalsolution is a leading company in the natural cosmetic ingredients market in Korea.
It specializes in the development and supply of an extensive range of natural ingredients for cosmetic
and food industries since 2004.
|Common name||Acerola, Barbados cherry, West Indian cherry|
|Scientific name||Malpighia punicifolia|
|INCI name||Malpighia Punicifolia (Acerola) Fruit Extract|
|Korean Cosmetic ingredient name||바베이도스체리추출물|
|Used part||Fruit /|
|Potential benefits in cosmetics||anti-oxidant / skin brightening /|
|Known active compounds||cyanidin-3-rhamnoside, ferulic acid, chlorogenic acid|
Acerola is native to Central and South America including Mexico, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Peru, and Brazil, and is now widely grown in tropical and subtropical areas. The tree produces bright red drupes which are juicy and very high in vitamin C. Used as a food source, the fruits can be consumed in the same way as cherries. They can be eaten raw or used for jams, candies, cakes, and jellies. A vitamin C dietary supplement is made from the fruits.
The high antioxidant property of acerola has led to its use in preventing cancer, boosting immunity, improving metabolism, and anti-aging. It also contains polyphenolic anthocyanidin compounds, including ferulic acid, quercetin, tannins, chlorogenic acid, cyanidin-3-rhamnoside, and pelargonidin-3-rhamnoside, which exhibit strong anti-oxidant activities.
Studies have shown its anti-oxidant activities by measuring DPPH activity, reducing power SOA activity, total phenolic content, and total flavonoid content. The crude polyphenol-concentrated extract from acerola exhibited a skin lightening effect by decreasing melanin production. It also showed the skin lightening effects when tested on UVB-induced guinea pig skin.