Apium Graveolens Extract



Apium Graveolens Extract at a glance

  • Scientific name for celery extract
  • Rich source of antioxidants
  • Contains caffeic acid, ferulic acid, & leuteolin
  • Helps fight free-radical damage

Apium Graveolens Extract description

Apium graveolens extract is the scientific name for the extract of celery, a fibrous stalk vegetable best known for its use in cooking. Numerous studies have shown that celery extract is a rich source of antioxidants, particularly compounds known as polyphenols which contribute to celery’s green color. It also contains compounds including caffeic acid, ferulic acid, and luteolin. Most research on celery extract focuses on its internal benefit, though there are a growing number of studies showing it can have a positive impact on skin, particularly in its ability to fight free-radical damage. Apium graveolens extract is used as part of a blend with cosmetic ingredients such as butylene glycol, glycerin, or a triglyceride. In such instances, the recommended usage level is 3%. One note: the oil extracted from celery is a potential skin irritant because of its fragrant and tannic components.

Apium Graveolens Extract references

  • Molecules, January 2022, page 698
  • Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary & Alternative Medicine, October 2017, pages 1,029–1,034
  • Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, September 2015, pages 1,699-1,704

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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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