Brassica Oleracea Italica Broccoli Extract



Brassica Oleracea Italica Broccoli Extract at a glance

  • Natural plant extract derived from the leaves, flowers, or stems of broccoli
  • Rich in numerous skin-beneficial antioxidants that help offset damaging effects of stressors
  • May also offer pro-collagen benefits
  • Should be packaged in a way that limits air and light exposure
  • Can be considered “upcycled” as a byproduct of agricultural processing

Brassica Oleracea Italica Broccoli Extract description

_Brassica oleracea italica_ (broccoli) extract offers antioxidant benefits for skin and can help offset negative effects caused by environmental stressors (including sun damage). This natural plant extract can be derived from the leaves, flowers, or stems of broccoli. Beta-carotene is one of the predominant beneficial antioxidants present in _Brassica oleracea italica_ (broccoli) extracts, joined by others including vitamins A, C, E, quercetin, glutathione, and sulphorapane. In particular, sulphorapane is highlighted for its soothing effects. Researchers have also studied _Brassica oleracea italica_ (broccoli) extract for its pro-collagen effects. Brassica oleracea italica (broccoli) extract is considered an upcycled skin care ingredient when it is salvaged as a byproduct of agricultural processing. This is a welcome sustainable practice to reduce food waste. Due to its antioxidant-rich nature, products with _Brassica oleracea italica_ (broccoli) extract should be packaged in a way that limits air and light exposure (these elements degrade antioxidants). Think opaque, air-tight pump bottles or squeeze tubes as opposed to clear, screw-top jars. Usage levels of _Brassica oleracea italica_ extract in skin care range from 1–3%, with levels up to 5% being advised when this broccoli-derived ingredient is part of a blend.

Brassica Oleracea Italica Broccoli Extract references

  • Antioxidants, November 2020, pages 1-16
  • Plants, July 2020, pages 1-23
  • International Journal of PharmTech Research, 2016, pages 114-118
  • Journal of Biology, Agriculture and Healthcare, November 2014, pages 54-59

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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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