• Derived from: peaches
  • Pronunciation: \ ˈprü-nəs \ˈpərsəˌka\
  • Type: Naturally-derived
  • Other names: Peach Extract

What Is Prunus Persica Fruit Extract?

Peach fruit extract is derived from the peach, or Prunus persica. Peaches are grown throughout the United States and in other countries. The fruit can be harvested between April and October, depending on the type of peach and where it grows. The U.S. is one of the largest peach producers in the world; California, South Carolina, Georgia and New Jersey lead U.S. production.[1]

What Does Prunus Persica Fruit Extract Do in Our products?

Peach fruit extract is a skin-conditioner.[2,3] We use the ingredient in our bubble bath. However, peach extract can also be found in shampoo, moisturizer, soap, makeup and many other products.[4]

Why Puracy Uses Prunus Persica Fruit Extract

The Cosmetics Ingredients Review has deemed that plant-derived fatty acid oils, including peach kernel oil, are generally safe for use in cosmetics.[9] Whole Foods has deemed the ingredient acceptable in its body care and cleaning product quality standards.[10,11]

How Prunus Persica Fruit Extract Is Made

Peach fruit extract is made by first peeling and drying the fruit, then mixing it with a solvent and separating the solid particles using filtration or other methods.[5,6,7,8]

Certifications

Sources

[1]Agricultural Marketing Research Center
[2] Environmental Working Group
[3] European Commission
[4] Environmental Working Group
[5] Grau Aromatics
[6] Cuesta-Herranz, Javier et al., "A method for quantitation of food biologic activity: Results with peach allergen extracts." Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology , Volume 102 , Issue 2 , 275 - 280.
[7] Google Patents
[8] Cosmetic Ingredient Review
[9] Cosmetic Ingredient Review
[10] Whole Foods Market
[11] Whole Foods Market

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