CITRUS MEDICA LIMONIUM (LEMON)

INCI: Citrus medica Limonium fruit extract

What is Citrus medica Limonium fruit extract?

Citrus medica Limonium, also known as lemon, is a domesticated plant, very widely consumed in our day to day life. It is believed to spread the entire world from Southern Italy and Spain. Lemon is also just like lime entirely useful fruit in case of cosmetic use. Lemon juice, lemon peel extract, lemon peel oil a lemon seed oil is useful one or the other way in case of skin care. Altogether the fruit contains mainly Vitamin C, carotenoids Citric acid, malic acid, sugar, pectin, calcium oxalate, mucilages, coumarins, flavonoids and an essential oil obtained contains limonene, pinene, citronellal, terpineol, Citral, etc., to name a few.

Use & Benefits

In cosmetics, the Lemon extract is used as an astringent. It loosens the uppermost layer of skin cells, which has along with oil, debris, the dust, and dead skin cells clung to it and help the removal of the same. Thus, it makes the newer layer of skin cells to appear. Vitamin C, carotenoids are the powerful antioxidants, they help fight any oxidative damage caused by free radicals. It usually happens in the form of aging signs like wrinkles, fine lines, and dark spots. Applying it topically can improve skin appearance by minimizing visual signs of aging. It also acts as a moisturizer, when used in the form of oil obtained from lemon peel and seeds. They not only moisturize but nourish the skin. Lemon extract is also used as a toner to make skin tone even. It is used in creams, toners, sunburn preparations, skin and hair lightening products, and also in nail care preparation.

References
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