Sambucus Nigra Fruit Extract



Sambucus Nigra Fruit Extract at a glance

  • Also known as black elderberry
  • Has potent antioxidant properties
  • Shown to have skin-soothing effects
  • Helps defend skin against environmental factors

Sambucus Nigra Fruit Extract description

_Sambucus nigra fruit_ extract, also known as black elderberry, is a dark purple to black shrub-growing berry. It has potent antioxidant properties due to the flavonoid and various polyphenol compounds naturally present in the fruit. Elderberry also has remarkable skin-soothing effects and can help defend skin’s appearance from environmental pollutants.

Sambucus Nigra Fruit Extract references

  • Molecules, October 2018, ePublication
  • International Journal of Molecular Sciences, March 2017, ePublication
  • Food Chemistry, February 2016, pages 142-148
  • Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, September 2010, issue 18, pages 10,143-10,146
  • Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, December 2004, issue 26, pages 7,846-7,856

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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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