Lycium Barbarum Fruit Extract

An extract obtained from Goji berries with moisturizing and antioxidant polysaccharides and glycoproteins. It is also rich in other antioxidants such as vitamins B and C, carotenoids, flavonoids, and phytosterols.
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Lycium Barbarum Fruit Extract


Lycium barbarum fruit extract is extracted from the berries of Lycium barbarum, more commonly known as Goji berries or wolfberries.

In skincare, Goji berries fruit extract is mainly used for its content of special polysaccharides which have moisturizing (humectant) and antioxidant properties. Goji berries were the subject of a health food boom a few years ago and ever since then, there have been many different studies on the berries that have intended to find out more about these miracle compounds.

The scientists were successful to an extent. It was shown that Goji berries contain many different beneficial compounds in large amounts: various polysaccharides, vitamins B and C, carotenoids (mainly zeaxanthin), flavonoids, and phytosterols. Most of these compounds have potent antioxidant properties.

The most beneficial for skincare are the polysaccharides and glycoproteins – which have humectant and antioxidant properties. There are only a limited number of studies done in test tubes and on mice, so these claims definitely need more proof.


Potterat, O. (2009). Goji (Lycium barbarum and L. chinense): Phytochemistry, Pharmacology and Safety in the Perspective of Traditional Uses and Recent Popularity. Planta Medica, 76(01), 7–19.
Zhao, H., Alexeev, A., Chang, E., Greenburg, G., & Bojanowski, K. (2005). Lycium barbarum glycoconjugates: effect on human skin and cultured dermal fibroblasts. Phytomedicine, 12(1-2), 131–137.