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Exotic fruits as a source of natural antioxidants in cosmetic products

Key words:

exotic fruit extracts, antioxidant activity, cosmetic products.

Summary:

The aim of this work was to evaluate the antioxidant activity and total phenolic content in five commercial exotic fruit extracts available on Polish cosmetics market: sausage tree, banana, date palm, jujube and noni. It was found that EC50 and TEAC values obtained for fruit extracts significantly depend on their phenolics content. This study confirmed that exotic fruit extracts can be used as a promising natural source of antioxidants suitable for application in cosmetic formulations.

dr inż. Paulina MALINOWSKA
Poznan University of Economics, Poland
Faculty of Commodity Science
Department of Technology and Environmental Protection
Aleja Niepodległości 10, 61-875 Poznań
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