The extract coming from the dark colored berry called black chokeberry. It looks similar to the blueberry but is even darker and the berries do not taste nice and yummy but are rather sour. It's mainly used for juice, jam, and wine production but not as a fruity snack.
As for skincare and the black chokeberry, we have good news: the berries are loaded with stuff good-for-the-skin including high amounts of antioxidant polyphenols (mainly anthocyanins), some astringent tannins, hydrating sugar compounds as well as some minerals (relatively high contents of potassium and zinc, and some quantities of Na, Ca, Mg, and Fe) and nice vitamins (vitamins B1, B2, B6, and C).
Overall, Aronia Melanocarpa is a potent antioxidant berry that's nice to spot on the ingredient list.
Show me some proof
- Kokotkiewicz, Adam, Zbigniew Jaremicz, and Maria Luczkiewicz. "Aronia plants: a review of traditional use, biological activities, and perspectives for modern medicine." Journal of medicinal food 13.2 (2010): 255-269.