A colourless to pale yellow/green mobile liquid with a very faint aroma made from an extraction of acerola fruit into vegetable glycerine.
As this is a natural product, there may be some changes in colouration, cloudiness or sediment.
Glycerin, Malpighia Emarginata, Aqua, Citric Acid
The individual materials that make up Acerola Fruit Glycerol Extract are listed on the Cosmetic Ingredient Database (Cosing) which can be found here
The vegetable glycerine is an excellent humectant which helps to keep the skin moist and hydrated. As well as this, the extract is beneficial in all anti aging creams, lotions, gels and serums.
The Acerola Fruit Extract is a moisturising antioxidant which is excellent for tired, stressed skin.
As it is antimicrobial and anti-fungal, it is a good choice for use in foot care gels and creams.
Helps to keep the scalp hydrated in hair conditioners and hair packs.
Use at 3%-6%. It is safe to use at higher amounts but there is a possibility that the end product may feel a little sticky.
Water soluble so cannot be used in oil-only blends.
Once opened, do not leave the cap off the bottle whilst you are working. After use, squeeze some of the air out of the bottle to reduce potential oxidation before sealing tightly. Store in a cool, dry place. Protect from freezing and direct sunlight.
Combine in a product with Wu Zhu Extract and Algaktiv Zen to give tired looking skin a super boost.
Antifungal Foot Gel
Stage 1: (room temperature)
77% Bottled Spring Water
10% Aloe Vera Concentrate
1% Rice Starch
Stage 2: (room temperature)
6% Acerola Fruit Glycerol Extract
1% Xanthan Gum
Stage 3: (room temperature)
3% Papaya Oil
1% Preservative 12
1% Plai Essential Oil
Mix the Stage 1 ingredients and whisk well to thoroughly dissolve the Rice Starch.
Combine the Stage 2 ingredients together to make a paste.
Slowly mix in the Aloe, Water and Rice Starch mix and then whisk briefly but vigorously until fully combined and smooth. This will form the gel but do not over beat the gel.
Add the Stage 3 ingredients and combine thoroughly. Jar and label.
Rejuvenation Gel for Dull and Lifeless Skin
Stage 1: (heat up to above 70°C)
10% Rice Starch
75% Orange Blossom (Neroli) Water
Stage 2: (below 40°C)
6% Acerola Fruit Glycerol Extract
3% Wu Zhu Extract
3% Pomegranate Seed Oil
1% Algaktiv Zen
1% Preservative Eco
1% Sandalwood Essential Oil
Add the rice starch to cold flower water and heat it up to 70°C in a double boiler. Stir whilst holding it at heat until it is fully hydrated. The Rice Starch will thicken during this cooking process to form a thick, stable gel.
Once it is hydrated, cool down to 40°C whilst stirring. Then add Stage 2 ingredients. Combine thoroughly. Jar and label.
For more information and guidance on making your own skin care products, please see Aromantic's books and eBooks in our Publications section.
These notes are not meant to replace medical guidance and you should seek the advice of your doctor for your health matters. The formulae are given in good faith and are intended for educational purposes only. They have not been evaluated or tested in any way and Aromantic Ltd. makes no claim as to their effectiveness. It is up to the reader to ensure that any products they produce from these recipes are safe to use, and if relevant, compliant under current cosmetic regulations.
Acerola fruit is rich in Vitamin A, several B vitamins and Vitamin C and has been traditionally used to treat scurvy and a wide range of other medical conditions. Athletes use acerola fruit for improving physical endurance.
Read more about acerola fruit here