Emblica Officinalis (Gooseberry) Fruit Extract



Emblica Officinalis (Gooseberry) Fruit Extract description

Also known as amla, the fruit extract from this Indian berry is among the richest plant sources of antioxidants, particularly the phenolic class of antioxidants which include flavonoids like gallic acid, quercetin, and rutin. These and other antioxidant compounds in gooseberry explain its remarkable ability to defend skin from numerous types of damaging free radicals.Along with its antioxidant power, Indian gooseberry has proven to be remarkably soothing, with the ability to quiet factors in skin that stir visible signs of trouble, such as redness and increased sensitivity. This berry has also demonstrated highly impressive antioxidant benefits when consumed via food or supplement, where it can scavenge different types of harmful molecules before they cause harm.

Emblica Officinalis (Gooseberry) Fruit Extract references

  • Nutrients, December 2016, ePublication
  • Pharmacological Research, September 2016, pages 180-200
  • Pharmacognosy Magazine, October 2015, pages S427-S433
  • Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity, June 2015, ePublication
  • Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, May-June 2015, pages 274-282
  • The British Journal of Nutrition, December 2013, ePublication
  • International Journal of Pharmaceutical and Chemical Sciences, January-March 2012, pages 11-16

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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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