Skincare Active Ingredients

Strawberry seed extract for skin and body

Strawberry belongs to the Rosaceae family and is a widely consumed fruit. It is rich in vitamin C, and polyphenols including anthocyanin, flavonoids, phenylpropanoid, and ellagitannin.

Benefits of using Strawberry seed extract:

  • It contains tiliroside and kaempferol-3-O-glucoside: tiliroside and kaempferol-3-O-glucoside is reported to have hepatoprotective , anti-obesity, anti-hyperglycemic, and anti-inflammatory properties
  • Anti-obesity: strawberry seed extract can enhance the ipid-metabolism in the body and thus possess a anti-obesity functionality.
  • It can brighten the skin: a study showed that oral application and local application of strawberry seed extract has been able to brighten the skin.
  • It can act as an Antioxidant: studies show strawberry seed extract has been able to scavenge free radicals and prevent aging of the skin.
  • It can help with the moisture retention in the skin: oral application and local application of strawberry seed extract can improve skin-moisture-retention. It is mainly because tiliroside and kaempferol 3-O-glucoside are present in strawberry seed extract and is resposible for the skin-moisture-retention effect on the skin.
  • Can help the skin barrier: strawberry seed extract and its componant tiliroside can promote ceramide synthesis in the stratum corneum of the skin. The activation of peroxisomeproliferator-activated receptor (PPAR) α can stimulate ceramide-related enzymes, and the major component of strawberry seed extract (SSE) tiliroside enhances the expression of PPARα.
  • A study showed that treatment with strawberry seed extrct at 1.0 and 3.0 μg/mL showed a significant increase in the total ceramide content in the stratum corneum. It was also accompanied by a significant increase in almost all ceramide species except for ceramide [EOS] and [AP].

Has strawberry seed extract been conducted on clinical trials (human studies)?

Eight healthy females aged between 27 and 42 years have intaken strawberry seed extract-P for 2 weeks at a daily dose of 40 mg. There was an increased water content (skin under the left eyes for 6 and in the skin of the inside left arm for 5 out of the 8 test subjects) in all of the 8 subjects.

Elasticity, sebum, brightness, and pH were also recorded. the average of these 8 subjects showed an increase in elasticity, sebum, brightness, and pH.

The human trials were a success and strawberry seed extract has shown moisture-retention, skin-softening, and skin-whitening properties, but this was conducted only on a few test subjects (8) and only less data is available.

What is the daily recommended dosage for strawberry seed extract?

The recommended daily dosage for strawberry seed extract is 40-80 mg/day.

Who all can use Strawberry seed extract?

Strawberry seed extract is generally safe for all skin types, including sensitive skin and skin of colour.

How to choose and select the best strawberry seed extract?

there are different extracts of strawberry such as strawberry seed extract-PC, strawberry seed extract-LC, and strawberry seed oil.

INCI name of strawberry seed extract – PC: Dextrin (and) Fragaria Ananassa (Strawberry) Seed Extract

INCI name of strawberry seed extract – LC: Butylene Glycol (and) Water (and) Fragaria Ananassa (Strawberry)
Seed Extract

Strawberry seed extract should be stored in a cool, dry dark place.