Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Fruit Extract

Derived from the golden kiwi fruit, this extract is rich in humectant polysaccharides and antioxidant organic acids, as well as phenolic compounds.
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Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Fruit Extract

Overview

Actinidia chinensis fruit extract is an antioxidant extract obtained from the fruit of the golden kiwi (Actinidia chinensis).

This fruity-smelling extract is rich in humectant polysaccharides, organic acids, and phenolic compounds. Scientists have suggested that the polysaccharides may have some properties that can help skin cells to create more collagen, although this was only tested in vitro (in test tubes).

We don't know if it works like that on the skin of living humans, but what we do know is that the polysaccharides have the ability to retain moisture to the skin’s surface, and the organic acids and phenolic compounds have antioxidant properties.

Science

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Deters, A. M., Schröder, K. R., & Hensel, A. (2005). Kiwi fruit (Actinidia chinensis L.) polysaccharides exert stimulating effects on cell proliferation via enhanced growth factor receptors, energy production, and collagen synthesis of human keratinocytes, fibroblasts, and skin equivalents. Journal of cellular physiology, 202(3), 717–722.