Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Fruit Extract



Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Fruit Extract description

_Actinidia chinensis_ (kiwi) fruit extract is an excellent source of antioxidants for skin, including vitamin C and several polyphenols. The antioxidants in kiwi can help defend skin from the visible effects of airborne pollutants. Kiwi fruit is also a good source of the carotenoid antioxidant lutein.

Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Fruit Extract references

  • Plant Foods for Human Nutrition, October 2017, pages 325-334
  • Nutrients, August 2017, ePublication
  • Food Technology and Biotechnology, December 2016, pages 462-467
  • Nutricon Hospitilaria, Supplement 4, July 2016, page 340
  • Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry, Volume 11, 2011, pages 1,811-1,820

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Ingredient ratings


Proven and supported by independent studies. Outstanding active ingredient for most skin types or concerns.


Necessary to improve a formula's texture, stability, or penetration.


Generally non-irritating but may have aesthetic, stability, or other issues that limit its usefulness.


There is a likelihood of irritation. Risk increases when combined with other problematic ingredients.


May cause irritation, inflammation, dryness, etc. May offer benefit in some capability but overall, proven to do more harm than good.


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