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Citrus Limon Fruit Extract

Also-called-like-this: Lemon Fruit Extract

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If life gives the cosmetic industry lemon, it makes lemon fruit extract.  As to why, we can write here extremely similar things to our shiny description of orange fruit extract.  Being both of them citruses, they contain very similar active compounds with very similar (potential) effects on the skin. 

Just like orange fruit, lemon fruit also contains citric acid so it is commonly used as a natural, mild exfoliating agent. If this is the case, it is usually combined with other AHA containing fruit extracts such as bilberrysugar cane, orange, and sugar maple in a super popular ingredient mix trade named ACB Fruit Mix.

But, citrus fruits are chemically complex mixtures with a bunch of other active components such as vitamin C, flavonoids, phenolics, carbohydrates and essential oil (this latter one coming from the rind of the fruit, but still present in some amount in the fruit extract). These have the potential to give lemon extract antioxidant, antibacterial, anti-dandruff, venotonic and moisturizing properties, but the essential oil also brings some questionable compounds such as fragrance allergen limonene or phototoxic compound bergaptene. If your skin is sensitive, be careful with citrus extracts. 

Show me some proof

  • Del Rıo, J. A., et al. "Citrus limon: a source of flavonoids of pharmaceutical interest." Food Chemistry 84.3 (2004): 457-461.
  • González-Molina, E., et al. "Natural bioactive compounds of Citrus limon for food and health." Journal of pharmaceutical and biomedical analysis 51.2 (2010): 327-345.
  • Provital, LEMON (FRUIT) EXTRACT H.G, Extended technical documentation

Products with Citrus Limon Fruit Extract

Votary Toning Serum - Lemon And Neroli Neogen Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling Lemon Revolution Skincare Intense Skin Exfoliator - 30% Aha + Bha Peeling Solution Blithe Patting Splash Mask - Soothing & Healing Green Tea Brandless Grapefruit Cleanser Meishoku Detclear Bright & Peel Hot Cleansing Gel Cream Peach slices Shrink Pores Mask Fresh Vitamin C Antioxidant Glow Face Mist IOPE Pro Peeling Enzyme Wash Natural Pacific Phyto Niacin Whitening Essence Peach slices Firm Mask Perricone MD Exfoliating Pore Refiner Ren Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask SKIN&CO Roma Truffle Therapy Radiant Dew Jordan Samuel Skin Plié Superdrug Naturally Radiant Glycolic Overnight Peel Acure Incredibly Clear Acne Spot Anne Semonin Mineral Mask LANEIGE Clear C Peeling Serum LEEGEEHAAM Tea Tree 70 Bha Toner Neogen Real Vita C Powder Lemon SkinMedica Aha/Bha Exfoliating Cleanser The Inkey List Alpha Hydroxy Acid Advanced Clinicals Professional Strength Retinol Anti Aging Serum Beauté Pacifique Defy Damage Skin Repair Serum Fourth Ray Keep Clear Clarifying Toner Holika Holika Lazy And Easy Smooth Egg Peeling Gel Benton Aloe Propolis Soothing Gel MyChelle Fruit Enzyme Cleanser Revolution Skincare Caffeine Essence Spray elf Water Droplet Balm Alba Botanica Good & Clean Pore Purifying Mini Peel Boots Laboratories Serum7 Brightening Toning Water DCL Skin Brightening Complexion Treatment Mario Badescu A.H.A. & Ceramide Moisturizer OLEHENRIKSEN Glow2Oh Dark Spot Toner OLEHENRIKSEN Invigorating Night Transformation Gel Revolution Gentle Quinoa Night Peeling Serum (Quinoa Night Peel) Derma E Overnight Peel Erno Laszlo Lighten And Brighten White Marble Bright Face Mask Herbivore Prism Exfoliating Glow Potion OLEHENRIKSEN Instant Transformation™ Lemon Facial Peel Pixi Glow Tonic Cleansing Gel The Body Shop Strawberry Smoothing Face Mist Dr Organic Skin Clear Toner Elishacoy Ice Herb Whitening Water Drop Essence Formula 10.0.6 Be Berry Clear Illuminating Peel Mask PAPA RECIPE Kalamansi Brightening Emulsion Secret Key Tea Tree Refresh Calming Toner SkinMedica Aha/Bha Cream