Fragaria Vesca (Strawberry) Fruit Extract



Fragaria Vesca (Strawberry) Fruit Extract at a glance

  • Rich in antioxidant compounds known as anthocyanins
  • Source of saccharides that hydrate skin
  • Good source of vitamin C
  • Contains ellagic acid, which helps soothe skin

Fragaria Vesca (Strawberry) Fruit Extract description

Strawberry’s red colour comes from its high amount of antioxidant compounds known as anthocyanins. It’s also a natural source of saccharides which help hydrate skin. Research has shown strawberry is a very good source of vitamin C. The combination of that plus the numerous other antioxidants is what allows strawberry to help skin to better withstand environmental damage; in fact, strawberry can helps shield supportive elements in skin from harm, allowing them to stay flexible and resilient longer. What’s more, it does so quickly, providing this benefit within 30 minutes of application. Ellagic acid is among the primary antioxidants in strawberry, and has a documented soothing effect on skin’s surface, plus contributes to strawberry being a prebiotic. This same compound is also found in pomegranate. Research has shown ellagic acid can interrupt the pathway that leads to visible skin colour changes, including dark spots. In that sense, it’s a great ingredient to pair with skin tone-improvers like vitamin C, niacinamide, and arbutin. When eaten or taken as a supplement, this popular fruit has research supporting numerous health benefits related to total body wellness and the role its various antioxidants play in helping the body maintain its health.

Fragaria Vesca (Strawberry) Fruit Extract references

  • Food Quantity and Safety, December 2017, pages 227-252
  • Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, June 2016, pages 4,435-4,449
  • Food & Function, May 2015, pages 1,386-1,398
  • Frontiers in Plant Science, November 2014, ePublication
  • Food & Function, August 2014, pages 1,939-1,948
  • Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, March 2012, pages 2,322-2,327

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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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