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Skin Balancing Grapefruit Seed Extract

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Scientific Name: {Citrus Paradisi}
Common Name: {Grapefruit, Citrus Grandis}


Essential Oil Scent:
Citrus. Used for its uplifting scent. Refreshing; energizing; relieves fatigue; improves mental clarity; purifying; cellulite reducing.


Use: cellulite creams, cleansers, washes, anti-aging serums, exfoliating creams, and a natural preservative.

Not only are grapefruits a delicious breakfast fruit, but they are also excellent exfoliants. The same properties that make them great to eat also make them great for your face. First of all, grapefruits are anti-inflammatory, so eating them can help protect people from conditions like cancer and heart disease.

While it works inside the body to improve the skin, you can also use it topically to see faster results.

pink grapefruit in skincare

Grapefruit is exceptionally high in antioxidants. Because of its red color, antioxidants like vitamin C and E occur naturally in the fruit. When applied to the face, it can help protect the skin from the sun's rays and collect and neutralize free radicals.

Free radicals can cause photoaging when it comes to skin. They develop in the skin when it has seen too much sun exposure. Besides causing fine lines, wrinkles, hollowness, and dark spots, free radicals can cause cancer.

When grapefruit is applied to the face, it can fight free radicals. Grapefruit is loaded with natural antioxidants that help defend the skin from free radicals. However, environmental toxins and sun exposure can cause free radicals.

They can cause the natural collagen found in our skin to cross-link, which can cause lines and wrinkles. However, when free radicals are neutralized, the skin can rebuild itself to recapture a youthful appearance. With regular application, grapefruit can help protect from any further premature aging.

As an anti-inflammatory, grapefruit plays a two-fold role. Not only does it assist in wiping out any redness caused by environmental irritants, but it also helps to minimize blemishes and scrapes which occur from time to time. It does this by increasing blood flow to the areas of application.

This blood then begins to help any tears in the skin or to wash away the irritating chemical. Irritants can come from a cosmetic or may simply be a pollutant in the air. The skin can return to a more natural and clear appearance as the blood carries away the irritation.

If you do not have sensitive or irritated skin, you can rub a tiny bit of grapefruit juice onto a pimple. It will help to wick away any redness and allow the skin to get rid of the infection.

Grapefruit is most often used in cleansers and toners, as it effectively cleans the skin without over-drying. When used in a scrub, it helps to slough away dead skin cells and promote smooth-looking skin.

Today, we also see grapefruit used in cosmetics as a preservative. For those who are looking for an alternative to synthetic preservatives, even though it isn't a broad-spectrum preservative,

Most notably, Aubrey Hampton of Aubrey's Organics is a well-known cosmetic chemist who popularized the use of grapefruit as a natural preservative in the 1970s. Aubrey is famous for using a preservative with grapefruit seed extract, vitamin A, E, and ascorbic acid.

Cellulite-reducing Essential Oil Formula

To use grapefruit essential oil in a cellulite-reducing formula:

  • Use 1 Teaspoon of Olive oil
  • 2 Drops Grapefruit
  • 2 Drops Rosemary
  • 2 Drops Fennel
  • 2 Drops Cinnamon
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Written by Kari Thomas.

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