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||Large cranberry, American cranberry|
|Scientific name||Vaccinium macrocarpon|
|INCI name||Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit Extract|
|Korean Cosmetic ingredient name||크랜베리추출물|
|Used part||Fruit /|
|Potential benefits in cosmetics||anti-aging / anti-inflammatory / anti-oxidant /|
|Known active compounds||proanthocyanidins, carotenoids, quercetin derivatives|
Vaccinium macrocarpon is a native cranberry species of North America, while V. oxycoccos is that of Europe. Native Americans relied on cranberries as a food, a meat preservative, and a medicine to treat diverse ailments, and they introduced them to European settlers who enjoyed the bright red berries at the first Thanksgiving dinner. Cranberries today are an increasingly significant crop in the United States. Cranberries are drank as juice, made in to jam, and sweetened to make sauce for turkey.
In traditional herbal medicine, cranberries are used to support urinary tract health and to treat E. coli infections. Various anthocyanins, catechins, flavonoids, and proanthocyanidins have been identified in cranberries. As well as polyphenols, oligosaccharides of cranberries were also known as anti-AGEs (advanced glycation end products, implicated in type-2 diabetes, renal failure, and neurodegenerative diseases). Together with anti-oxidant effects of phenolic compounds, it suggests that the cranberry extract can play a role in skin care.