Lemon as a Skincare Ingredient
What is Lemon?
You know what lemons are, but did you know that lemons are berries? In botany, a berry is a fleshy fruit without a stone produced from a single flower containing one ovary. Berries so defined include grapes, currants, and tomatoes, as well as cucumbers, eggplants (aubergines) and bananas, but exclude certain fruits that meet the culinary definition of berries, such as strawberries and raspberries.
Why is Lemon Extract used in Skincare?
It comes in many forms, but lemons carry a lot of vitamin C in the form of ascorbic acid. Vitamin C is effective in helping skin tone and increasing natural collagen levels. Scientists have also found that lemons contain antioxidants called bioflavonoids. Antioxidants help your skin protect itself from free radicals and other external stressors.