The Garden of Naturalsolution is a leading company in the natural cosmetic ingredients market in Korea.
It specializes in the development and supply of an extensive range of natural ingredients for cosmetic
and food industries since 2004.
|Common name||Maqui, Chilean wineberry|
|Scientific name||Aristotelia chilensis|
|INCI name||Aristotelia Chilensis Fruit Extract|
|Korean Cosmetic ingredient name||아리스토텔리아 킬렌시스열매추출물|
|Used part||Fruit /|
|Potential benefits in cosmetics||anti-oxidant / anti-photoaging / hair growth /|
|Known active compounds||anthocyanin, flavonoids, cinnamic & benzoic acid derivatives|
Aristotelia chilensis, commonly known as maqui or Chilean wineberry, is a small evergreen tree with small edible purple-black berries. It is native to Chile, and grows primarily in the Patagonian region of the Chilean Andes Mountains and southern Argentina. Maqui berries are 4 to 6 mm in diameter, and taste similar to blackberries, containing 4 to 8 angled seeds. Mainly grown in the wild and sold in local markets, the berries are eaten raw or processed into juices and jams. The juice has been used as a traditional medicine, as an astringent, a tonic, and for anti-diarrheal effects.
Anthocyanins, flavonoids, alkaloids, cinnamic acid derivatives, benzoic acid derivatives and other bioactive molecules have been found in maqui berry. A broad range of activities including anti-oxidant activity, inhibition of visible light-induced damage of photoreceptor cells, anti-inflammatory effects, analgesic effects, promotion of hair growth, and inhibition of lipid peroxidation are known.