PhytoCide Elderberry OS


Natural antimicrobial and antioxidant


Antimicrobial, antioxidant and anti-aging skin conditioning benefits

INCI name: 

Sambucus nigra Fruit Extract


  • Active Concepts

Elderberries are rich in a variety of phytonutrients that exhibit both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, such as caffeic acid, chlorogenic acid, ferulic acid, and quercetin. The fruit also contains anthocyanins, which  have  been  shown  to  help  boost  the  immune  system. Antioxidants,   like   those   found   in   elderberries,  are  excellent  additions  to  skin  care  regimens  as  they  provide  protection  from  free  radicals  that  contribute  to cell  damage,  aging,  and  wrinkle  formation.

It is  also  an  excellent  source  of  undecylenic  acid; an  organic  fatty  acid  that  provides  broad  antimicrobial benefits, especially against fungal microorganisms. 

Active Concepts captured  both  the  cosmetic and  the  antimicrobial  benefits  of  elderberry  by  developing PhytoCide  Elderberry  OS. PhytoCide Elderberry  OS  is temperature stable  up  to  75°C  and  is most effective between a pH of 3 and 8.  The suggested use levels are between 1.0% and 5.0%.  

This unique, multi-functional ingredient delivers antioxidant and anti-aging skin conditioning benefits, while providing natural antimicrobial efficacy for cosmetic formulations.