Tasmannia Lanceolata Fruit/Leaf Extract



Tasmannia Lanceolata Fruit/Leaf Extract at a glance

  • Comes from a shrub native to Australia commonly known as the Tasmannia Pepper or Mountain Pepper
  • This plant’s fruit and leaves are rich in antioxidants, which have soothing/anti-aging benefits
  • Linked to improving the appearance of stretch marks but more independent studies are needed
  • Although this plant contains fragrance chemicals, it’s not overly concerning in this extract form

Tasmannia Lanceolata Fruit/Leaf Extract description

_Tasmannia lanceolata_ fruit/leaf extract comes from a shrub native to Australia commonly known as the Tasmannia Pepper or Mountain Pepper. This plant’s fruit and leaves are rich in antioxidants including quercetin, lutein, and α-tocopherol (vitamin E)—all of which have soothing benefits and help neutralize the visible effects of environmental stressors that accelerate the aging process within skin. _Tasmannia lanceolata_ also contains fragrance chemicals, such as eugenol. While fragrance is best avoided in skin care due to the potential for irritation, it’s less concerning in this fruit/leaf extract form as opposed to an oil. If the concentration is low enough that you cannot detect a peppery aroma, you’re likely in the clear. Amounts in skin care typically range from 1–2%. A 2020 clinical study claimed a 2% concentration of Tasmannia lanceolata extract can help with stretch marks by decreasing skin roughness and improving firmness. Suppliers of this ingredient also claim it can help alleviate the sensation of itch and reduce redness. More independent studies are needed to validate these findings. Fun fact: The stems, branches, and twigs of _Tasmannia lanceolata_ are red in color. The flowering of the plant occurs during summer months and the berries are produced during autumn. The leaves of _Tasmannia lanceolata_ are reported to be four times richer in antioxidant content than blueberries (which themselves are considered antioxidant-rich).

Tasmannia Lanceolata Fruit/Leaf Extract references

  • UL Prospector (supplier info), Accessed August 2022, ePublication
  • Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology , June 2021, pages 1,923-1,932
  • Pharmacognosy Communications, October-December 2013, pages 1-13

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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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