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Citrus Limon Fruit Extract

Also-called-like-this: Lemon Fruit Extract


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

Lush Daddy-O Shampoo Nature Republic Vitapair C Dark Spot Serum Somethinc Lemonade Waterless Vitamin C + Ferulic + Nag AHC Premium Vital C Complex Cellulose Mask Bielenda Fresh Juice Brightening Hydro-Essence With Bioactive Citrus Water, Pineapple Juice Bielenda Fresh Juice Cream Booster Bielenda Fresh Juice Moisturizing Hydro-Essence With Bioactive Citrus Water, Orange Juice CLOCHEE Refreshing Cleansing Foam Fresh Vitamin Nectar Glow Face Mask Fresh Vitamin Nectar Vibrancy-Boosting Face Mask Fresh Vitamin Nectar Vibrancy-Boosting Face Mask LANEIGE White Dew Vita Capsule Sleeping Mask Missha Pure Source Pocket Pack - Lemon REN Clarimatte™ Clarifying Toner The Saem Natural Lemon Mask Sheet Votary Toning Serum - Lemon And Neroli Cosmia Cleansing Lotion Pure With Azelaic Acid Earth Rhythm Exfoliating Hair And Scalp Complex Earth Rhythm Revive Overnight Gel With 20% Propolis G9 Skin Slice Mask Sheet Lemon Garancia Pschitt Magique Hello Glow Peel & Reveal Ho Karan Energizing Serum Homemade Cucumber Peel-Off Face Mask Ilcsi Apple And Lemon Toner Nacomi Glow Serum Neogen Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling Lemon No:hj Super Food Pine Mushroom Mask The Organic Pharmacy Four Acid Peel Z Skin Acne Spot Treatment Ariadne Athens Skin Reveal Ariul 7 Days Mask Lemon + C Azarine Aha Bha Miraclear Herbal Peeling Serum Double Dare Omg Peeling Gel Earth Rhythm Renew Overnight Gel With Snail Mucin Earth Rhythm Snail Mucin Sleeping Gel Feel free Refreshing Facial Toner Foodaholic Lemon Moisture Hand Cream It's Skin Lemon'C Squeeze Ampoule Toner Lash Treat Rose Infused Lash Serum Mario Badescu Keratoplast Cleansing Lotion Mediheal Lemon Lime Vita Sheet Mask Miss Spa The All Clear Enzyme Peel Serum Nacomi Glow Toner No:hj Milky Glow Shining Mask Oceane Creme Demaquilante - Cleansing Balm Pravi Glowing Gel Mask Rawkanvas Resurfacing Aha & Bha Treatment Revolution Skincare Intense Skin Exfoliator - 30% Aha + Bha Peeling Solution Teana C1 Radiance Serum