Psidium Guajava Fruit Extract



Psidium Guajava Fruit Extract description

More commonly known as guava, _Psidum guajava_ fruit extract is a rich source of bioactive antioxidants, including gallic acid, catechin, chlorogenic acid, rutin, quercetin, tocopherol, beta-carotene and lycopene. The leaf extract is also a good source of beneficial compounds for healthy skin. Topical application of guava fruit can deliver these valuable antioxidants to skin, assuming the product in question is packaged to keep these light- and air-sensitive compounds stable during use (meaning no jar packaging).

Psidium Guajava Fruit Extract references

  • Journal of Separation Science, October 2017, pages 3,817-3,829
  • EXCLI Journal, September 2015, pages 1,020-1,030
  • Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants, October 2009, pages 327-334

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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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Not Rated