Harnessing the Power of Nature: The Brilliance of Bearberry Cellular Extracts

The evolution of the botanical extract has been exponential this past decade with advances in extraction technologies, methodologies, and protocols, pushing the knowledge of a species at the molecular level and documenting its entourage, expanded by advances in analytical testing plant profiles we are learning more about the value of a botanical and the brilliance of nature’s design. In the realm of skincare and beauty, the quest for natural, effective, and responsibly manufactured ingredients is a continuous journey of milestones and discovery.

One such gem that has emerged from this exploration is the Bearberry Cellular Extract. This extract, derived from the leaves of the Arctostaphylos uva ursi plant, a native American plant, which has an exciting entourage of natural molecules in its profile and we think any natural skincare NPD should take a closer look.

Our NATIVE EXTRACTS Bearberry Cellular Extract Concentrate SBP3 has recently featured in a published paper, International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, (along with our NE Liquorice Cellular Extract Concentrate SBP3) was one of the phyto-chemicals and 2 honey products incorporated separately to induce antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and wound healing ability to silk hydrogel coated knitted meshes proposed for soft tissue defects like hernias and post-surgical fistula formations, demonstrating its contribution as a “valuable candidate(s) to promote cell infiltration and activate soft tissue and hernia repair as a biomedical implant”. 

For natural skincare formulators, the search for True to Nature ingredients that can deliver the natural molecules of a botanical in their product is relentless, and new access through technologies like Cellular Extraction that delivers the hydrophilic entourage is evolving the possibilities of the plant extract industry.

One such gem that has been making waves in the cosmetic industry is Bearberry extract, as well as exciting new potential in bio-medicine as recently seen in scientific papers published in international journals.

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  • International Journal of Biological Macromolecules : Accepted 05 October 2023

Bokhari,N., Asif, A. etal. Fabrication of green composite hand knitted silk mesh reinforced with silk hydrogel. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules (2023).

  • Journal of Polymers and the Environment : Published 09 August 2023

Zehra, A., Bokhari, N., Nosheen, S. et al. Electrospun Bilayer Membranes Carrying Bearberry/Licorice Extract to Ameliorate Wound HealingJ Polym Environ (2023).


Bearberry Leaf Deep Dive

Let's dive deeper into why Bearberry Cellular Extract might be the perfect addition to your next skincare formula.

Is Bearberry your next natural hero?

Bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi) is a dwarf shrub native to Europe, Asia, and North America. While bears are known to consume its red berries, it's the leaves that are most prized in the skincare world. These leaves are sources of phyto-compounds considered to be beneficial to the skin, making bearberry extract a coveted ingredient for formulators.

What is Bearberry Cellular Extract?

Delivering multiple phyto-compounds in its water-soluble entourage = multi-purpose potential – delivering nature’s brilliant design.

The Multifaceted Benefits of Bearberry

Bearberry extract is an exciting source of phyto-compounds, including Arbutin, Kaempferol, Quercetin, Gallic Acid, Catechin, and Flavonoid Glycosides, that are worth trialling in your next formulations targeting anti-aging, pigmentation, anti-glycation, hair care, after sun care, and body care.

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The Science Behind the Extract

The Bearberry Leaf Cellular Extract is created using a unique Cellular Extraction process. Our unique protocols refined over a decade of R&D, Is inspired by how nature moves phyto-compounds via natural gradients – we apply pressure and static states, using the concept of osmolarity, transferring the hydrophilic phyto-compounds across the permeable cell membrane suspending them in the liquid medium, to deliver the botanicals entourage – harnessing the plant's water-soluble blueprint of phyto-compounds and their derivatives, maintaining the molecules' natural integrity. The evolution of the plant extract is harnessing it's entourage, to deliver a True to Nature ingredient.

Explore the range of True to Nature plant extracts delivering the water-soluble plant profiles of phyto- compounds suspended in a liquid matrix.

Eco-Responsible and Conscious Manufacturing

What sets Bearberry Cellular Extract apart is not just that it delivers the botanicals natural molecules, but also its sustainable and conscious manufacturing process. The extract is created using purified, deionised, rain-harvested water and is energy and biomass efficient among other eco-conscious manufacturing practices, supporting brand’s pursuits for more responsible ingredient choices. This approach is water-wise, repurposes waste, and reduces the carbon footprint through solar energy, aligning with the growing demand for environmentally friendly skincare solutions. 

The Future of Skincare

With its myriad benefits and eco-responsible production, Bearberry Leaf Cellular Extract highlights a plant profile of nutrients worth trialling for solutions for a range of skin and hair concerns, from premature aging and hyperpigmentation to hair loss and scalp health. As we continue to seek out 'True to Nature' ingredients, Bearberry Leaf Cellular Extract stands as a testament to the brilliance of nature and its potential in wound care, beauty and wellness categories.