Aristotelia Chilensis (Maqui)



Aristotelia Chilensis (Maqui) description

Maqui, also known as Chilean wineberry, is a richly-colored berry that contains a potent type of antioxidant anthocyanidin known as delphinidins, which can help skin better withstand the rigors of UV light exposure (but just to be clear, this ingredient does not replace the need for sunscreen). Maqui is also a great antioxidant when consumed orally, largely due to the action of its polyphenols, flavanols, other anthocyanins, and ellagic acid, all of which work to squelch damaging free radicals that, left unchecked, can lead to health issues.

Aristotelia Chilensis (Maqui) references

  • Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, October 2017, pages 8,634-8,642
  • Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Volume 17, 2016, pages 516-523
  • Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, September 2016, pages 4,235-4,242
  • Journal of the American College of Nutrition, 2015 Supplement, pages 28-33

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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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