What it is
Cherry extract is an extract derived from cherries.
What it does
Cherries are rich in Vitamin C, polyphenols and anthocyanins, all of which have powerful antioxidant properties. And while cherries do provide antioxidant properties when ingested (not to mention how delicious they are!), it still isn’t clear if topical application on the skin has the same effect.
Cherry extract does add a lovely fragrance to cosmetic products though.
Cherry extract is generally considered to be safe.