Myrica Cerifera (Bayberry) Fruit Extract



Myrica Cerifera (Bayberry) Fruit Extract at a glance

  • Bluish-white edible berries derived from an evergreen shrub.
  • Potent source of antioxidants.
  • Helps soothe skin and protect against oxidative damage.
  • Plays a helpful role in minimizing glycation.

Myrica Cerifera (Bayberry) Fruit Extract description

_Myrica cerifera_ (bayberry) fruit extract comes from the bluish-white edible berries of a flowering evergreen shrub that’s native to regions in North and Central America. As with most berries, bayberry fruit is a rich source of antioxidants, some of which research has shown may play a role in helping to minimize bacterial infections. These antioxidant compounds also have soothing properties, and include proanthocyanidins, flavonoids, vitamin C, phenolic acids, and anthocyanins. In fact, research has shown this fruit can interrupt some of the pathways that drive acne-related inflammation (although it is not an acne treatment). In terms of anti-aging, _Myrica cerifera_ (bayberry) fruit extract plays a supporting role in helping to inhibit glycation, a process within skin’s surface where proteins improperly crosslink and lead to visible loss of resiliency. Usage levels of _Myrica cerifera_ (bayberry) fruit extract are typically 0.5–2% where it’s part of a blend. This means the actual content of the extract is much lower, which gives you an idea how little is needed to get visible results. _Myrica cerifera_ (bayberry) fruit extract is also referred to as yumberry or _Myrica rubra_ fruit extract.

Myrica Cerifera (Bayberry) Fruit Extract references

  • American Journal of Undergraduate Research, June 2022, pages 3–11
  • PeerJ Life and Environment, March 2022, pages 1–22
  • Molecules, December 2020, pages 1–33
  • International Journal of Molecular Sciences, August 2015, pages 17,160–17,180

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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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