Black Elderberry


Plant extracts

Black Elderberry description

Also known as black elderberry or Sambucus nigra, this plant has potent antioxidant properties due to the flavonoid compounds naturally present. Elderberry has skin-soothing effects.

Black Elderberry references

  • Molecules, October 2018, ePublication
  • International Journal of Molecular Sciences, March 2017, ePublication
  • Food Chemistry, February 2016, pages 142-148
  • Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, September 2010, issue 18, pages 10,143-10,146
  • Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, December 2004, issue 26, pages 7,846-7,856

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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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