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Citrus Limon Fruit Extract

Also-called-like-this: Lemon Fruit Extract

Official CosIng Information


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

Fresh Vitamin Nectar Vibrancy-Boosting Face Mask REN Clarimatte™ Clarifying Toner Votary Toning Serum - Lemon And Neroli Cosmia Cleansing Lotion Pure With Azelaic Acid Homemade Cucumber Peel-Off Face Mask Neogen Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling Lemon No:hj Super Food Pine Mushroom Mask Mario Badescu Keratoplast Cleansing Lotion No:hj Milky Glow Shining Mask Revolution Skincare Intense Skin Exfoliator - 30% Aha + Bha Peeling Solution Blithe Patting Splash Mask - Soothing & Healing Green Tea Freezeframe Flash White Oil Brandless Grapefruit Cleanser Meishoku Detclear Bright & Peel Hot Cleansing Gel Cream Naobay Detox Illuminating Micellar Water Nu Skin Nutricentials Pure Cleansing Gel Peach and Lily Peach Slices Sheet Mask Hydrate Peach slices Shrink Pores Mask Polatam Vitalizing Water Sonia Roselli Sexapeel Too Faced Pineapple Glow Face Mask Catrice Glow Booster Serum Florence by Mills One Swipe Glow Wipe Treatment Pads Fresh Sugar Lip Wonder Drops Advanced Therapy Fresh Vitamin C Antioxidant Glow Face Mist IOPE Pro Peeling Enzyme Wash Jill Stuart Crystal Enhancer Jill Stuart Dreaming Starry Glow Mask LACURA Daily Cleansing Pads Natural Pacific Phyto Niacin Whitening Essence Peach slices Firm Mask Perricone MD Exfoliating Pore Refiner REN Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask REN Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask SKIN&CO Roma Truffle Therapy Radiant Dew TonyMoly Dr.Logy Brightening Sheet Mask Zelens Z-Detox Clarifying Foaming Cleanser Botanics All Bright Radiance Concentrate Serum Brillare Science Hairfall Control Shampoo Dr. Jart+ Dermask Ultra Jet Peeling Solution Step 2: pH Balancing Mask Holika Holika Face Conditioner Long-Lasting Make Up Fixer Jordan Samuel Skin Plié NENA Glacial Skincare Mineral Toner OM! Only Me Brightening Sheet Mask Pixi Beautifeye Sephora Glow Peel Pads Soo'Ae Cactus & Aloe Soothing Hydrogel Mask Superdrug Naturally Radiant Glycolic Overnight Peel själ Cela Intuitif Light Cellular Renewal Crème själ Mineral Källa Energy Tonic