Passiflora alata is a species of flowering plant that produces an edible fruit known as passion fruit. This plant is native to the Amazon, from Peru to eastern Brazil. In Brazil, Passiflora alata is officially recognized as a phytomedicine. Passion fruit extract is known to be rich in flavonoids and can be an important antioxidant, protecting the skin from oxidative damage caused by free radicals. Passion fruit extract is also considered to be an emollient with moisturizing and refreshing properties. The extract has a fruity, tropical scent.