Coffee berries (from the coffea arabica plant) are a delicate, cherry-like fruit that grows in hot sunny climates near the equator. The beans (seeds) inside of the berry are universally known and loved, and until recently were the only part of the fruit that was harvested. That was before scientists discovered the intense antioxidant benefits in the flesh of the fruit – its polyphenols and phenolic acids are among the highest scores ever recorded. Today the flesh is just as prized as the seeds.
As an ingredient in anti-aging formulas, coffee berry prevents collagen damage, reduces wrinkles and protects the skin against damage. It also has anti-inflammatory properties, which can lessen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, leading to more youthful looking skin.