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||Black chokeberry|
|Scientific name||Aronia melanocarpa|
|INCI name||Aronia Melanocarpa Fruit Extract|
|Korean Cosmetic ingredient name||아로니아열매추출물|
|Used part||Fruit /|
|Potential benefits in cosmetics||anti-oxidant / anti-inflammatory /|
|Known active compounds||chlorogenic acids, cyanidin derivatives, catechins|
Aronia melanocarpa is a species of shrub in the rose family with glossy dark green leaves, white or pink flowers, and black berries. The berries have been traditionally used by Potawatomi Native Americans to cure colds. In the first half of the 20th century, cultivars of black chokeberry were introduced to the Soviet Union and other European countries, providing fruit used by the food industry. At present, it is used mainly for juice, jam, and wine production, as well as an ornamental plant.
Scientific research has identified many bioactive compounds, including cyanidin, catechin, quercetin and their derivatives, which are all well-known anti-oxidants. A recent study demonstrated the anti- inflammatory mechanisms of A. melanocarpa. In human keratinocyte cells, its extract suppressed TNF-α induced ICAM-I expression and subsequent monocyte adhesiveness. With topical application, it could suppress edema formation by successful inhibition of pro-inflammatory cytokines such as TNF-α, IL-1β, and IL-6.