Rosa Multiflora Fruit Extract



Rosa Multiflora Fruit Extract at a glance

  • Fruit of the Japanese rose
  • One of many varieties of rose hips
  • Has antioxidant abilities + is a natural source of vitamin C
  • Studies show it is effective against photoaging
  • Might also have anti-inflammatory properties

Rosa Multiflora Fruit Extract description

_Rosa multiflora_ fruit extract is the fruit of the Japanese rose, and one of many varieties of rose hips. Like all rose hips, this plant extract has antioxidant capabilities and is a potent natural source of vitamin C (although how much of this vitamin skin gets depends on how much processing the plant extract has had). It also contains antioxidants such as quercetin and lycopene. Studies have found that _Rosa multiflora_ fruit extract is particularly effective at reducing signs of photoaging – that is, the visible damage that occurs to skin due to repeated sun exposure. There is also emerging evidence that this type of rose hip might have anti-inflammatory effects on skin, potentially pointing to its future use in products designed to alleviate signs of skin irritation and redness. Usage levels of _Rosa multiflora_ fruit extract in skin care range from 1–3% since it is supplied as a liquid, typically in a base of water and butylene glycol.

Rosa Multiflora Fruit Extract references

  • International Journal of Molecular Sciences, May 2017 and November 2016, ePublication

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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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