Vaccinium Vitis-Idaea (Lingonberry) Fruit Extract



Vaccinium Vitis-Idaea (Lingonberry) Fruit Extract at a glance

  • Rich in antioxidants that defend skin against environmental stressors
  • Delivers signficant skin-calming properties
  • Good source of the beneficial mineral manganese
  • Also known as lingonberry

Vaccinium Vitis-Idaea (Lingonberry) Fruit Extract description

_Vaccinium vitis-idaea_ (lingonberry) fruit extract comes from a wild-growing Scandinavian-native berry that’s similar in nutrient profile and size with its plant “cousin”, blueberry. The bright red colour of lingonberries is evidence of its different antioxidant compounds compared to blueberries, but both are great sources of polyphenols that defend skin against environmental damage. The pigments that give these berries their red colour are known as proanthocyanidins, and these have potent skin-calming and antioxidant ability. Lingonberries are also a good source of the mineral manganese, which helps form the skin-essential enzymatic antioxidants superoxide dismutase. Taste-wise, lingonberry is sometimes compared with cranberry, with the latter having a stronger tart flavour while lingonberries are sweeter.

Vaccinium Vitis-Idaea (Lingonberry) Fruit Extract references

  • Molecules, January 2019, ePublication; and December 2017, ePublication
  • Plant Foods for Human Nutrition, November 2017, pages 360-364
  • International Journal of Molecular Sciences, October 2015, pages 25,673-24,706

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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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