Monday 26 January 2015

Ingredients 101: Grapefruit Extract

Scientific Name: Citrus Grandis Peel Extract

Natural or Synthetic: Natural

Origin: Grapefruit extract comes from a peel of a grapefruit, a subtropical citrus fruit.

Location: Grapefruit was first cultivated in Barbados, however the United States is now the top producer of grapefruit.

Beauty Benefits: Grapefruit is sometimes referred to as the 'fruit of paradise' because of its many health-promoting benefits and healing properties. This natural wonder is packed with vitamin C, vitamin A, potassium and citrus flavanoids - all important antioxidants. Potassium helps to smooth wrinkles and age spots and provide a protective shield against UV rays and vitamin C boosts the immune system, encouraging collagen production. Vitamin A exfoliates and hydrates the skin, whilst improving the skin's cellular structure and overall health, and citrus flavanoids help prevent the over production of melanin, giving skin a brighter complexion.

Warnings: Grapefruit is considered safe to use topically, however if you are pregnant or breast feeding, please consult your doctor before using it.

Found in: Yes To Grapefruit Daily Facial Scrub 110ml (£6.99 Boots / $9.99 ULTA). This affordable face scrub smells amazing and does a fabulous job at exoliating - I use it daily as it is so gentle on the skin. It scrubs away all of the dirt and impurities, leaving my skin ultra clean and radiant!

Yes To Grapefruit Daily Facial Scrub Review

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