Cranberry Seed Extract


Plant extracts

Cranberry Seed Extract description

Extract of the cranberry fruit. Natural components known as proanthocyanidins are responsible for this extract’s antioxidant and skin-soothing properties. The proanthocyanins (antioxidant compounds) in cranberry are believed to be primarily responsible for its health-promoting effects when consumed as juice, a powder, or a supplement.

Cranberry Seed Extract references

  • International Journal of Food Properties, May 2018, pages 582-592
  • Preventive Nutrition and Food Science, June 2014, pages 75-81
  • Nutrition Research, May 2014, pages 420-427

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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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