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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

Fresh Vitamin Nectar Vibrancy-Boosting Face Mask Ren Clarimatte™ Clarifying Toner Votary Toning Serum - Lemon And Neroli Neogen Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling Lemon No:hj Milky Glow Shining Mask 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 Naobay Detox Illuminating Micellar Water Peach slices Shrink Pores Mask Sonia Roselli Sexapeel 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 Botanics All Bright Radiance Concentrate Serum Brillare Science Hairfall Control Shampoo Jordan Samuel Skin Plié Sephora Glow Peel Pads Soo'Ae Cactus & Aloe Soothing Hydrogel Mask Superdrug Naturally Radiant Glycolic Overnight Peel Acure Incredibly Clear Acne Spot Anne Semonin Mineral Mask Earth To Skin Super Fruits Brightening Citrus Day Cream L'Erbolario Filler Effect Shampoo Hyaluronic Acid Light&Volume 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 baby bright Lemon & Vit C Whitening Dark Spot Roller Serum Advanced Clinicals Professional Strength Retinol Anti Aging Serum Beauté Pacifique Defy Damage Skin Repair Serum Carbon Theory Facial Purifying Tonic Fourth Ray Keep Clear Clarifying Toner Herbivore Botanicals Prism 12% Aha + 3% Bha Exfoliating Glow Serum Holika Holika Lazy And Easy Smooth Egg Peeling Gel Jill Stuart Crystallizer MyChelle Fruit Enzyme Cleanser Nip+Fab Glycolic Fix Radiance Shot Ole Henriksen So Nurturing Cleansing Cloths Peter Thomas Roth Anti-Aging Cleansing Gel