Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract



Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract at a glance

  • Rich source of polyphenolic antioxidants
  • Scavenges free radicals before they damage skin
  • Improves skin’s hydration
  • Deemed safe as used in skin care products

Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract description

Pyrus malus (apple) fruit extract is a species of apple; the fruit is a tremendous source of polyphenolic antioxidants, which lets it ably scavenge multiple types of free radicals before they damage skin. Recent studies also show it can improve skin’s hydration. The numerous types of apple-derived ingredients used in skin care have shown to be safe for skin; however, do keep in mind that in the case of apple stem cells, these do not work on skin as they do in the plant. Despite this disappointment, apple stem cells maintain their antioxidant benefit. Typical usage level of pomegranate fruit extract in skin care ranges from 0.1–0.5%, although higher amounts may be used if desired.

Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract references

  • Journal of Cosmetic Dematology, January 2022, ePublication
  • Foods, Volume 7, January 2018 ePublication
  • Current Pharmaceutical Design, Volume 22, 2016, pages 189-195

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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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