Quandong Cellular Extract

Santalum acuminatum

Quandong Cellular Extract

Santalum acuminatum


NATIVE EXTRACTS' innovation in CELLULAR EXTRACTION uses Biomimicry to deliver the first 'True to Nature' Quandong extract, delivering its full plant profile of water-soluble phyto-actives, as they exist in nature – potent, active, synergistic and bio-available. Cellular Extracts are naturally multifunctional, and the Quandong offers an impressive range of phyto-compounds that target multiple cosmetic applications.

The desert Quandong is a unique Australian fruit found widely throughout the deserts, and semi-arid areas of Southern Australia. It has striking, shiny red fruit approximately 15-25mm wide. Often referred to as it's Aboriginal name - 'Goorti' (Nurungga), or 'Native Peach' and has been used by Indigenous communities for centuries.

Recently recognised by the cosmetic industry for its powerful bio-actives and benefits delivered in this Cellular Extract, and leveraging its stunning imagery for a new point of difference.




  • Assists in anti-aging interventions;
  • Wound Healing;
  • Protects hair from UV damage and also provides additional conditioning benefit on hair;
  • Adds feel of smoothness to the skin and improves the comb-ability of the hair. It has also been shown that it can build protein hyrdrolysate moisture in the skin and hair;
  • Sunlight on human hair causes photo-degradation which in turn causes tryptophan degradation in the hair follicle. This damaged can be reversed with the addition of natural tryptophan formulated into hair care products.


  • α-glucosidase inhibitory mechanism. Potential use in functional foods for the prevention and treatment of diabetes and related symptoms;
  • Enhanced potency of Caffeoyl quinic acid to reduce both the glucose and cholesterol uptakes by the cell when compared to chlorogenic acid;
  • Anti melanogenesis effect. Potent skin-whitening agent;
  • A typical dermatitis active. Findings suggest that caffeoyl quinic acid may exert an inhibitory effect against the pro-inflammatory mediator-induced skin disease;
  • Potent skin-whitening active demonstrated through clinical assessment indicating anti-melanogenic activity coupled with antioxidant properties;
  • Skin-whitening and skin health benefits;
  • Skin-whitening. Gallic acid, was clinically proven to have anti-melanogenic activity;
  • Potent active due to its anti-oxidant activity and also in an application as a new natural skin-whitening agent orally and topically.


  • Potent anti-aging active. Reduction of membrane lipid peroxidation and DNA damage;
  • Improve mitochondrial functionality, increasing the basal respiration of mitochondria and to promote a regenerative capacity of cells after exposure to pro-oxidant stimuli;
  • Protects skin from oxidative stress and aging;
  • Anti cancer effects on human cancer cells;
  • Provides substantial protection against the adverse effects of UVB radiation.


  • Rutin is a strong anioxidant that can reduce the creation of free radicals. Free radicals cause damage to skin by stealing the charge from healthy celss and making them unstable. Skincare products need antioxidants to protect the skin from breaking down and aging;
  • Rutin works synergistically with Vitamin C, inhibiting Vitamin C to oxidise an become a free radical and intensifying the antioxidant activity of Vitamin C;
  • Rutin strengthens capillaries, reducing blood pooling in the delicate skin under the eye area, hence reducing dark circles and puffiness;
  • Rutin has anti-inflammatory effects which is a major factor in skincare issues like the break down of collagen and elastin, increase in oil production (leading to acne and blemishes), as well as skin discolouration.


Product Name

NE Quandong Extract ANE0002
Santalum acuminatum

Potential Applications

Anti-aging Cosmetics
Anti-wrinkle Collagen Boost
Skin Repair/Firming
Mens Lines
Sunscreen and After Sun Care
Antioxidant Treatments
Collagen Support
Active Mists/Toners



Results based on Hydrophilic Water/Glycerin Extract


Dilution 1:10

Preserved or Unpreserved



Shelf Life

12 - 24 months unopened from date of manufacture


Concentrate: 0.5 - <1.0%
Dilution 1:10: <5.0%
Add at end / cooling phase, <40C


CAS: 93062-70-5
EC: Not allocated
INCI: Santalum acuminatum (Quandong) Fruit Extract

Additional Information


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The range of compounds is only a guide as there will be fluctuations in the range available per batch as this is a natural product and reflects the nature of natural differences from harvest to harvest, source to source.

Organic Acids, Amino Acids, Phenolic Acids : Caffeoyl Quinic Acid, Phenolic Acid, Lignan and Flavone Glycosides are peaks independently identified and verified by Plant Sciences Analytical Services, Southern Cross University New South Wales, Australia.

SDS, Technical Specification/TDS and CofAs are available on request.