Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Fruit Extract


Plant extracts

Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Fruit Extract description

Derived from the fruit portion of the Coffea arabica plant, this ingredient is a very good antioxidant when applied to skin (and consumed orally in the popular beverage coffee). Among other antioxidants, coffee is a rich source of ferulic acid. On skin, the extract has been shown to reduce the occurrence of destructive enzymes that lead to signs of ageing as well as help visibly repair signs of sun damage.

Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Fruit Extract references

  • Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology, September 2017, pages 323-332
  • Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity, September 2015, ePublication
  • Food and Chemical Toxicology, January 2011, pages 309-318

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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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