Quince seed extract (Pyrus cydonia)
The quince is closely related to the apple and the pear. Quince trees are hardy, deciduous trees of the temperate zone, thriving and fruiting for more than 30 years. Their twisted shape is tamed by espaliering them against walls. The fruit has been a mainstay of diverse cuisines, appearing in paste or ‘cheese’, pickles, baked dishes, and a variety of marmalades. We use quince seed extract as part of a blend for its skin-toning and firming properties.