Black elderberries (Sambucus nigra)

Elderberry Extract

INCI: Black elderberries (Sambucus nigra)

This superfruit is rich in a variety of nutrients that show antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, such as caffeic acid, chlorogenic acid, ferulic acid, and quercetin. It also has astringent properties due to its bioflavonid content that helps tighten the skin.

A little less known fact about elderberries is that they are a natural alternative to traditional preservatives providing a great source of undecylenic acid, an organic fatty acid that has broad antimicrobial benefits. It is especially effective against fungal microorganisms and we’ll be using this wonderful superfruit in most of our products.⁠

Tags: antimicrobial / antioxidant / astringent