Acerola fruit extract is a potent source of antioxidants and hydrating polysaccharides, some of which have been shown to protect fibroblasts in skin from suffering oxidative damage, which in turn leads to younger-looking skin.
The fruit is rich in vitamin C, beta-carotene, several polyphenols (all working as antioxidants), and the B vitamin folate.
The yellow- to red-toned ripe acerola fruit can also prevent lipids such as our skin’s oil from free radical damage. It’s truly a multi-faceted antioxidant plant extract that can benefit all skin types and is also a proven “superfood” ingredient that has been shown to benefit skin when consumed orally, largely due to its ability to reduce inflammation.
Acerola is sometimes referred to as Barbados cherry or the acerola cherry.