Rubus Fruticosus (Blackberry) Fruit Extract



Rubus Fruticosus (Blackberry) Fruit Extract at a glance

  • Antioxidant-rich extract from blackberries
  • Helps bolster skin’s defense against photoageing
  • Contains vitamin C, known to provide a host of anti-aging benefits for skin
  • Offers high ORAC value for inhibiting negative effects of environmental stressors

Rubus Fruticosus (Blackberry) Fruit Extract description

_Rubus fruticosus_ (blackberry) fruit extract has significance as a skin care ingredient due to its many beneficial compounds. Of note, it is rich in antioxidants of the phenolic, flavonoid, and anthocyanin varieties. These compounds help bolster skin’s defense against photoageing and offer soothing effects. Blackberry also contains vitamin C, which is known to provide a host of anti-ageing benefits for skin. The antioxidant activity of blackberry fruit has been evaluated using the ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) method, where it was determined to have high value for inhibiting negative effects of environmental stressors. This bodes well for both topical applications and oral intake via food/supplement form. _Rubus fruticosus_ is native to Europe and sometimes referred to as European blackberry. It is also known as bramble blackberry.

Rubus Fruticosus (Blackberry) Fruit Extract references

  • European Food Research and Technology, April 2021, pages 1,689-1,699
  • IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, February 2021, pages 1-7
  • Journal of Food Measurement and Characterization, March 2019, pages 1,739-1,747
  • Molecules, April 2014, pages 10,998-11,029

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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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