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Emblica officinalis (gooseberry) fruit extract
Categories: Plant Extracts, Antioxidants
Also known as amla, the fruit extract from this Indian berry is among the richest plant sources of antioxidants, particularly the phenolic class of antioxidants which include flavonoids like gallic acid, quercetin, and rutin. These and other antioxidant compounds in gooseberry explain its remarkable ability to defend skin from numerous types of damaging free radicals.
Along with its antioxidant power, Indian gooseberry has proven to be remarkably soothing, with the ability to quiet factors in skin that stir visible signs of trouble, such as redness and increased sensitivity. This berry has also demonstrated highly impressive antioxidant benefits when consumed via food or supplement, where it can scavenge different types of harmful molecules before they cause harm.