Actinidia Chinensis Fruit Extract (INCI)

INCI name: ACTINIDIA CHINENSIS FRUIT EXTRACT

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Origin

Also known as Chinese gooseberry, the kiwi bush is cultivated in Eastern China, New Zealand and California. The fruits are very rich in vitamin C. The actinidia chinensis fruit extract is obtained through a gentle extraction of the fresh fruits of actinidia chinensis.

Active ingredients

Ascorbic acid (vitamin C), tocopherol acetate (vitamin E acetate), folic acid (vitamin B9), lutein (antioxidant)

The kiwi fruit extract is an excellent source of antioxidants for skin, including vitamin C and several polyphenols. The antioxidants in kiwi can help defend skin from the visible effects of airborne pollutants.
The extract contains carbohydrates like fructose, dextrose, poly-carbohydrates and different organic acids, especially fruit acids, like malic acid, citric acid, etc. Different kinds of oligosaccharides, flavonoids, amino acids and vitamins (vitamin B 6, niacinamide) are as well found together with mineral salts. Kiwi fruit is as well a good source of the carotenoid antioxidant lutein.

Effect

Are there kiwi fruit extract skin benefits?
Yes. It has moisturizing, antioxidant and reducing effects.
The actinidia chinensis fruit extract has a strong skin hydrating effect due to its polysaccharide/amino acid complex. Young skin is characterized by elasticity and softness associated with correct skin hydration. Actinidia chinensis fruit extract is a restitutive product for the hydration of the skin, contributing to the natural moisturizing factors normally found below the lipid layer. The fruit acids (specially the AHA – acids) found in the extract are having a light peeling effect on the skin, which aid the renewing and give the skin a healthy appeal.

  • moisturizing
  • antioxidant
  • skin caring
  • softening

Use

Kiwi for skin care is quite common.
It gives especially care for dry, dehydrated skin.

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