Solanum Melongena Fruit Extract



Solanum Melongena Fruit Extract at a glance

  • Plant extract derived from the solanum melongena berry
  • Contains antioxidant rich polyphenols Helps to reduce the appearance of signs of aging due to environmental stress
  • Also known as eggplant or aubergine

Solanum Melongena Fruit Extract description

Solanum melongena fruit of an antioxidant rich extract derived from the fruit of the solanum melongena plant. Also known as eggplant or aubergine due to its rich purple color, the Solanum melongena fruit is one of the most cultivated and consumed foods worldwide. This extract’s considerable antioxidant content has made its way into skin care products. There’s limited research about applying solanum melongena fruit extract topically to skin, making it unclear how the antioxidants present in the extract impact skin; however, broader research on polyphenol antioxidants strongly point to topical benefits. The polyphenols help neutralize oxidative aggressors. When applied to skin, polyphenols help tackle accumulated damage from external irritants. Interestingly enough, some studies suggest that treating solanum melongena with heat can increase its antioxidant benefits, similar to heating tomatoes to increase their lycopene content. Much like with any other ingredient containing antioxidants, packaging can make or break the effectiveness of solanum melongena fruit extract. Look for products containing this antioxidant heavy ingredient in opaque and airless packaging.

Solanum Melongena Fruit Extract references

  • EAS Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, September-October 2019, pages 106-114.
  • Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine, July 2021, ePublication.
  • Food Chemistry, June 2018, pages 602-601.
  • International Journal of Molecular Sciences, November 2021, pages 12641-1292.
  • Korean Journal of Food Science and Technology,
  • Mutation Research, January 2019, pages 39-45.
  • The Scientific World Journal, February 2014, 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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