Passiflora Edulis Seed Oil



Passiflora Edulis Seed Oil description

The layperson term for this Brazilian-based plant oil is passion fruit. Also known as maracuja oil, it’s one of many good plant oils that can improve the look and feel of dry skin. Passion fruit oil has documented skin-soothing properties. It’s also a source of lycopene, and antioxidant common to tomatoes. There’s no research indicating passion fruit oil is a good source of vitamin C, though it does contain several antioxidant compounds that should benefit skin.

Passiflora Edulis Seed Oil references

  • International Journal of Cosmetic Science, October 2012, issue 5, pages 435-440
  • Planta Medica, September 2009, pages 1,221-1,226
  • Acta Cirugica Brasiileira, Volume 21, Supplement 3, 2006, pages 55-65
  • Journal of Medicinal Food, Volume 8, Spring 2005, pages 104-106

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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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