Citrus in its many forms has a wonderful place in skincare. Just picture the amazing scent of orange, lime, or lemon wafting through your skin care products. Lemon peel extract or citrus medica limonum as its scientific name, is used quite often in skin care for its many benefits. It’s not the same as lemon juice, if that’s what you’re wondering. This is an advanced and organic cosmetic lemon extract suitable for use in skincare and body products.
Besides thinking about the aromatherapy benefits that lemon extract as an essential oil brings to cosmetic products, it can improve your skin in many ways. It does have that pleasing citrus scent that’s sparkling and refreshing to the senses. That’s why we have incorporated lemon peel extract, and fruit extracts, of all kinds in many of our Cosmedica Skincare products. You’ll notice that when we post our products' ingredient lists, we put the scientific ingredient’s name and what it actually is. That just makes it easier for you to understand exactly what’s in your skincare.
Let’s look at why citrus lemon peel extract, as a botanical ingredient, has so many benefits in skincare, and some of the best products that we offer contain this sunshiny citrus ingredient.
Benefits of Lemon Peel Extract
There are so many benefits to using skin care products with lemon peel extract that it’s worth exploring for your own routine. As an effective alternative to some of the products you already use, finding ways to incorporate lemon peel extract can net you some serious beauty benefits. Want glowing skin? Of course, you do. Who doesn’t? Lemon peel extract is just one of the ingredients to help get you there.
1. Reduces the Appearance of Fine Lines and Wrinkles
The high level of powerful antioxidants that are present in lemon peel extract is great as an anti-aging ingredient. They can help to prevent fine lines and wrinkles in the form of premature aging. You’ll have a younger-looking complexion that is more youthful and glowing. Helping to ward off lines and wrinkles comes from the ability of the fruit extracts to stimulate collagen production. The more collagen production you have, the better your skin can fight off signs of aging.
2. Improves Sagging and Loss of Elasticity
There is Vitamin C in lemon peel extract that can help to stimulate collagen production, which can help to ward off sagging or loss of elasticity. Skin, as it ages, doesn’t produce as much beneficial collagen, which is like the building blocks of healthy skin. Finding products that improve collagen levels and stimulate elastin will make the skin plumper and firmer. You’ll notice that over time, the skin retains the elasticity that makes it bounce back better and looks less saggy.
3. May Fight Acne
When acne is present in the skin, using products that contain well-known ingredients like salicylic acid can help, but it’s beneficial to try natural ingredients like lemon peel extract in skincare treatments because of it's anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, and antifungal properties. All of those bacteria states contribute to more acne. It’s like they feed on that, multiplying to cause acne and blemishes, along with excess oils in the skin. Using cleansing products with lemon peel extract can sweep away bad bacteria and detoxify the skin. That way your skin will end up producing fewer acne bumps and blemishes.
4. Helps Improve Hyperpigmentation
Hyperpigmentation is dark spots on the skin. Some of them are caused by sun damage, aging, or are hereditary. Ideally, you want to fade those dark spots for more flawless-looking skin. Lemon peel extract acts to inhibit tyrosinase production, which will not only help to prevent new dark spots from showing up on your skin, but it can also fade them in the process. This is a much gentler method of improving dark spots and overall skin tone, as opposed to using a harsher product with hydroquinone, which can cause skin irritation.
5. Fights Off Free Radicals That Damage the Skin
When trying to fight off free radicals and oxidative stress that cause premature aging and damage to the skin, lemon peel ferment extract is highly concentrated and powerful. You’ll notice that the skin is fortified against environmental damage that can make it look dull and without radiance. The environmental damage comes from bad particles in the air that can attack and age the skin. Your skin needs to fight off this damage and products with lemon peel extract can be helpful as a part of your skin’s arsenal of defense.
6. Boosts Natural Radiance with Vitamin C
A glowing radiance in the skin is boosted by the vitamin C or ascorbic acid contained in lemon peel, as a natural ingredient in skincare products. Your skin will be more glowing and have an enviable radiance to it. The vitamin C is a superhero ingredient that we use in many of our effective products at Cosmedica Skincare.
7. Superior Exfoliation
Lemon peel contains citric acid that can help exfoliate away dead skin cells and improve skin rejuvenation. Since lemon peel is considered an alpha-hydroxy acid, it’s going to chemically exfoliate the skin each time you use it. That’s why it’s a common ingredient in many scrubs and exfoliants. It really does help to make your skin so extra soft and smooth. The superior exfoliation of the way this natural skincare ingredient works is truly amazing. You’ll notice the difference the very first time you use products with alpha-hydroxy acids in them.
8. Reduces Excess Oil in the Skin
The citric acid in the lemon peel can help to dissolve away excess oils that can cause blackheads and clogged pores. You’ll notice less of an overproduction of oil in your skin when using citrus-based skincare products. Fewer oils accumulating on the skin trapped in your pores, will make them look smaller and smoother.
Cosmedica Skincare Products with Lemon Peel Extract
No matter what your skincare concern is, your skin type, or the goals for the look and health of your skin, we have the perfect regimen for you at Cosmedica Skincare. Here are some of the products in different categories that we offer which contain beneficial lemon peel extract.
A toner to use after you cleanse your skin, the Vitamin C Prep & Tone Facial Toner, is loaded with antioxidants and lemon peel extract. Spray it directly on the skin and wipe away with a cotton pad to get rid of extra dirt, oil, bacteria, and makeup. A toner also helps to bring your skin back up to its proper pH level after cleansing. Your skin will be ready to take in all the treatment serums and moisturizers that are a part of your regimen. Think of this toner as the perfect skincare primer to help everything else work better.
Serum: Vitamin C Super Serum
A serum that is loaded with vitamin C is, of course, the Vitamin C Super Serum. And it really does a super job of improving the skin on so many levels. Once you start with this serum daily, you’ll notice skin that is more flawless, brighter, and radiant. There are actually three variations of vitamin C in this product, along with citrus limon fruit extract. The fact is that this serum will help stimulate cellular turnover, nourish the skin, and can protect it from free radicals in the environment that break down the skin’s natural defenses.
Moisturizer: Multi-Active Hydrating Night Cream
The Multi-Active Hydrating Night Cream is the perfect treatment you need for your skin’s renewal at night. Layer this on and the aloe will soothe, the hyaluronic acid will bind more moisture into the skin, and the lemon balm, which is similar to lemon peel extract, acts as an antioxidant. Plus, it boosts circulation, which may have a tightening effect on the skin. Firmer and younger-looking skin is the result of using this moisturizer each night. You’ll be shocked at how much better your skin looks and feels each morning after using this night cream.
Treatment Mask: Brightening Pumpkin Mask
A treatment mask that goes to work with glycolic and alpha hydroxy acids is the Brightening Pumpkin Mask. Along with organic lemon peel extract, as a fruit enzyme, this mask goes to work on retexturing the skin. Skin will be smoother and glowing. It’s an easy way to invigorate the skin for an instantly dewy complexion that just begs for a makeup-free selfie on social media. All you need is to apply a thin layer of the mask onto clean skin, wait five minutes, and rinse off.
Exfoliator: Mineral Enzyme Exfoliant
A chemical exfoliator featuring citrus limonum is our Mineral Enzyme Exfoliant. Using a gentle formula to peel away unwanted debris and toxins in the skin, this exfoliant is perfect for any skin type, even sensitive ones. Use it after you cleanse to reveal brighter skin that is less congested and dull.
Why Targeted Ingredients Are Important
Using ingredients in skincare, like lemon peel extract, can make products more effective and natural with real benefits you can trust. In all our products at Cosmedica Skincare, we use the highest quality organic fruit extracts, natural essential oils, and thoroughly tested and trusted ingredients like provitamin B5 to treat all types of skin concerns. The more you learn about what specific ingredients can benefit your skin, like lemon peel extract, you’ll understand which skincare products will directly address your concerns. The goal is to have skin that you are happy in!
We want you to feel good knowing that the research and time it took to make these skincare products will boost your skin’s health inside and out. Are you ready to build your perfect skincare regimen, which may include products with lemon peel extract? Then it’s time to take this skincare quiz. Your best skin is waiting for you with the right routine of skincare products from Cosmedica Skincare.