Organic Anti-Ageing Cosmeceuticals

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GRAPEFRUIT EXTRACT

Botanical name: 

Citrus Grandis Seed Extract.

Origin: Grapefruit is a subtropical citrus tree, a hybrid originated in Barbados as an accidental cross between two introduced species – sweet orange (C. sinensis), and pomelo (C. maxima) – both of which were introduced from Asia in the seventeenth century.

Skin benefits: There are a variety of different alpha-hydroxy acids found in grapefruit, including citric, tartaric, and malic acid. These acids dissolve the ‘glue’ that holds dead skin cells together giving way to a natural exfoliation that leaves your skin smoother, brighter, and with a more even tone.

Grapefruit is also an excellent source of vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant ingredient, helping to protect your skin from damage caused by exposure to environmental factors such as sun and pollution. It is a skin brightener, since it inhibits tyrosinase, an enzyme that’s a key component in the production of excess melanin (dark spots) and helps fade existing spots. Vitamin C also helps with the synthesis of collagen.

Grapefruit’s high content in Vitamin A is a wonderful anti-ageing ingredient and helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by softening the skin and boosting collagen production.

Grapefruit is also a natural source of Salicylic Acid which works to deeply cleanse pores and heal breakouts, dramatically improving the skin’s appearance and texture. It is rich in Beta Carotene, an antioxidant that protects the skin and nourishes it. It also contains Lycopene which is known to reduce redness and inflammation of the skin, helping to even out skin tone for a smooth complexion.