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Lemon Peel Extract

Commonly known as: Lemon hydrosol, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Water (INCI).
Botanical name: Citrus limon (L.) Burman F.
Extraction process: Steam distillation.
Family: Rutaceae
Part of the plant extracted: Zesty
Location: Southeast Asia, India, Mediterranean Basin.
Flowering: Almost all year round, often with peak blooms in late summer and mid spring.
Provenance, origin: Europe.
Phytochemical composition: Limonene, alpha-pinene, beta-pinene, geranial, linalool.
Sensorial properties: Appearance: Mobile liquid; Colour: Colourless to whitish; Scent: Fresh, lemony.
Physical characteristics: pH = 5-7; Density = 1.
Benefits: Fragrant, lightening, antiseptic, sebum-regulating, refreshing, softening, fortifying, toning, astringent, purifying, balancing.
Concerns: Suitable for all skin and hair types, particularly recommended for oily, acne-prone, dull, combination and pigmented skin, and oily hair.

Details

Characteristics

  • Anti-inflammatory: It inhibits the activity of certain pro-inflammatory cytokines, which helps to soothe the skin. Its use is beneficial to reduce redness and itching.

  • Antibacterial: It contains active ingredients capable of fighting against the proliferation of gram-positive bacteria. Lemon hydrosol can be used as an antiseptic in case of injury to prevent bacterial contamination.

  • Anti-lice: It is neurotoxic to these parasites and can be applied to the scalp in a preventive or corrective way.

  • Whitening? It contains traces of vitamin C, an active ingredient known for its depigmenting properties because of its ability to inhibit tyrosinase, the enzyme responsible for melanogenesis. However, it should be noted that the concentration of vitamin C in lemon hydrosol is very low. Therefore, we are not in a position to firmly affirm that this ingredient is really lightening.

Use

Face care (creams, serums, tonics, mists, masks, cleansing gels, make-up removers); Body care (shower gels); Hair care (shampoos, conditioners, hair mists)

Preservation

To prevent their deterioration, hydrolates should be stored away from light, oxygen, humidity and temperature variations.If you notice a change in appearance or smell, stop using your hydrolate.

Contraindications and Precautions for Use

There are no contraindications for the use of lemon water, unlike its essential oil. Indeed, it can be used by pregnant et/ or breast-feeding women, as well as young children. We still advise you to limit your exposure to the sunafter applying lemon hydrolate to your skin.

Find out more

Lemon is considered as a health fruit. Its juice has been used for thousands of years to relieve burns caused by insect bites. In addition to the virtues that lemon skincare brings to the skin, it also allows alleviating stress and relaxes the sympathetic nervous system.