Limonene is not quite a household name as far as skin care products go but it is starting to appear in the formulas of more and more products. It is actually incredibly versatile and can benefit nearly any type of skin, regardless of age. It is a plant-based ingredient, which means that it is unlikely to cause irritation, even to the most sensitive skin.
What Is Limonene?
As you may have guessed from its name, limonene is derived from not only lemons but various other citrus fruits, including oranges and grapefruits. Is a liquid that is found primarily in the nutrient-rich the peels of these fruits. It is a colorless substance, but it does have a pleasant, light citrus smell, which is part of the reasons that it is so popular in skin care products and other cosmetics. However, it has many other important benefits beyond the nice aroma.
A Carrier Ingredient
One of the most important things to know about limonene is that it is an effective carrier ingredient. This means that, when it is used in your skin care products, it helps the other ingredients penetrate the surface of the skin more effectively, allowing them to reach below the surface and provide you with the best results. With this in mind, nearly any skin care product can be improved by simply adding this plant extract to the formula.
A Powerful Anti-Inflammatory
When we think about an anti-inflammatory ingredient, we generally think about something that will help heal sunburn or other minor irritations. They certainly can be and commonly are used that way. However, anti-inflammatory ingredients such as this one can also help with everyday skin care issues including puffiness under the eyes or around other areas of the face. It is natural and gentle, and it is unlikely to cause any further irritation to an already sensitive area.
If you look at your skin care products and cosmetics, you will surely find limonene in the formula of at least some of them. In some cases, it is only used to provide a light, natural scent to the product. In others, it increases the effectiveness of other ingredients by acting as a carrier and, in still other cases, it helps decrease inflammation from burns or normal skin care issues, which is why we include this ingredient in Genovo Skincare products. For more information about these products or to get an order started, please click here.
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