Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi Leaf Extract



Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi Leaf Extract description

_Arctostaphylos uva ursi_ leaf extract is a plant-based ingredient with antioxidant properties. Research also indicates it can help improve the look of skin discolourations.

Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi Leaf Extract references

  • Plants, September 2020, pages 1-18
  • PLoS ONE, October 2018, pages 1-27
  • Phytochemistry, July 2015, pages 79-88

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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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