Goji Fruit Extract

Best

Antioxidant

Goji Fruit Extract description

This bright, warm red berry, native to Asia, is a very good source of antioxidant compounds such as phenolic acids and flavonoids that can help defend the skin and body from environmental damage, resulting in numerous potential health benefits. The polysaccharides from this plant have also proven to be a boon for health, while the antioxidant component helps mitigate signs of environmental damage when applied to skin or consumed orally. Goji is often touted as a miracle for skin and body, but that’s stretching the truth. No question it’s a very good ingredient, but it’s not the best berry out there; rather, it’s one of several great berry ingredients to consider, and the more of those you include in your skin care and in your diet, the better.

Goji Fruit Extract references

  • Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity, January 2019, ePublication
  • Aging and Disease, December 2017, pages 778-791
  • Drug Design, Development and Therapy, Volume 9, 2015, pages 33-78

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Ingredient ratings

Best

Proven and supported by independent studies. Outstanding active ingredient for most skin types or concerns.

Good

Necessary to improve a formula's texture, stability, or penetration.

Average

Generally non-irritating but may have aesthetic, stability, or other issues that limit its usefulness.

Bad

There is a likelihood of irritation. Risk increases when combined with other problematic ingredients.

Worst

May cause irritation, inflammation, dryness, etc. May offer benefit in some capability but overall, proven to do more harm than good.

unknown

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Not rated

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