The sub tropical Grapefruit originates from Asia but is now widely available across the continent from United States, China to Southern Africa. The sour and bitter orange fruit, large and round in shape, with a juicy yellow, pink or reddish pulp, is often eaten on its own or commonly used in refreshing juices and cocktails. 1 kilogram of Grapefruit peel produces 2 millilitres of cold pressed botanical oil. Grapefruit can do wonders for our health but also work wonders on our skin, without the need for expensive laser treatments or harsh chemical peels. Grapefruit essential oil is a great antiseptic, keeping the skin polished and fighting off toxins.
The oil produced from Grapefruit comprises 95% of ‘limonene’, which is rich in antioxidants, especially Vitamin C and Vitamin A and can help with balancing oily and acne prone skin. Grapefruit essential oil works to penetrate deep into the sebaceous glands, reducing excess sebum and oil production. Whilst the anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties of the oil manage the symptoms of acne, scarring and discolouration from blemishes.
The zesty Grapefruit essential oil can contribute to youthful skin by fighting free radicals that float around the skin, looking to destroy healthy skin cells, which can cause premature ageing of fine lines and wrinkles. The restorative properties of grapefruit can also help to brighten uneven skin tone and maintain a healthy glow.
The unique properties of Grapefruit essential oil, can help to break down excess fat by regularly massaging into the skin and can help with toning a ‘double chin’ by firming and lifting the facial contour. The components of the oil work fast to target stubborn areas and promote defined cheeks and jawline.
The refreshing scent of Grapefruit is often used in aromatherapy to help fight stress, fatigue and general sluggishness. Whilst applying topically on the skin, the oil has a calming effect and may help to manage anxiety levels and boost mood, so we can start and end our day with a clear mind and skin.
At Beautifully Nourished our expert “Vitamin ACE Facial Serum” contains a multivitamin complex, combining vitamins A, C & E that boost the radiance and vitality of the skin. Blended with Grapefruit Essential Oil, Aloe Vera Leaf, Carrot Infusion, Orange Essential Oil, Sweet Fennel Seed Oil, the robust serum, helps manage oily skin, acne concerns and stimulates collagen production, whilst reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.