- 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.