Lens Esculenta (Lentil) Fruit Extract


Plant extracts

Lens Esculenta (Lentil) Fruit Extract at a glance

  • Plant extract that functions as a skin-softening agent and antioxidant
  • Comes from the edible legume, lentil
  • Lentil is known to be a source of amino acids that could prove to be beneficial for skin
  • According to one cosmetic ingredient manufacturer, this extract contains vitamin B5

Lens Esculenta (Lentil) Fruit Extract description

_Lens esculenta_ (lentil) fruit extract functions as a skin-softening agent and antioxidant that can help ward off the effects of environmental stressors. This plant extract comes from an edible legume, commonly referred to as lentil, which is known to be a source of amino acids that may benefit skin. According to ingredient manufacturers, lentil extract contains vitamin B5 (also known as panthenol, which is famous for its ability to attract/retain moisture). All told, there isn’t much independent research about _Lens esculenta_ (lentil) fruit extract’s benefits for skin but what exists looks promising.

Lens Esculenta (Lentil) Fruit Extract references

  • Barnet Products, Accessed January 2022, ePublication
  • Journal of Food Bioactives, March 2019, pages 93-103
  • The Evoii Journal, July 2017, pages 48-53

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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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