Diospyros Kaki Fruit Extract



Diospyros Kaki Fruit Extract at a glance

  • Also known as Japanese persimmon fruit extract
  • Helps protect skin from environmental stressors that can lead to signs of aging
  • Contains flavonoids and carotenoids, both antioxidant compounds
  • Raw persimmon fruit extract has shown evidence of vitamins A and C
  • Contains tannins, strong antioxidants with potential skin-sensitizing effects

Diospyros Kaki Fruit Extract description

_Diospyros kaki_ fruit extract is a yellow-orange plant extract derived from the fruit of the Japanese persimmon. A rich source of antioxidants, this extract helps to mitigate damage brought on by environmental aggressors, like sun and pollution. This fruit extract’s antioxidant properties come from its high content of phenolic compounds, vitamins A and C, and carotenoids, all of which serve to help protect skin, keeping it looking younger and healthy. However, _Diospyros kaki_ fruit extract also features astringent tannins when not fully ripened. Tannins are strong antioxidants that also contain certain tannin compounds that work to denature proteins that help keep skin healthy. Recent studies have discovered new procedures to reduce the tannin content in Diospyros kaki fruit, including freezing; however, at this point it’s unknown if the form used in cosmetics contains these tannins or not. You would need to contact the company which produces the product to find out if they took steps to remove them from formulations. Due to its high antioxidant content, _Diospyros kaki_ fruit extract is susceptible to light and heat degradation and should be housed in light and airproof packaging, away from windows or particularly warm areas.

Diospyros Kaki Fruit Extract references

  • EXCLI Journal, May 2015, pages 542-561
  • Molecules, Dec 2011, pages 10,491-10,506
  • Journal of Food Processing and Preservation, May 2018, ePublication
  • Journal of Food Science and Technology, Sep 2020, pages 3155-316
  • Food and Chemical Toxicology, Oct 2011, pages 2689-2696

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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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