Japanese Name: 
Yuzu (ユズ)

Scientific Name:
Citrus Junos Fruit Extract

Skin Functions:
Brightening, Antioxidant, Skin Conditioning

Yuzu, a zesty citrus fruit, is popular in Japan for its food and beverage applications, but it also has a long-standing tradition of being used in winter baths and as a scent in fragrance. The fruit is believed to have health benefits, such as warding off flu and colds, and is used in skincare and makeup products for its energizing, toning and brightening properties. Drawing on this heritage, yuzu extract primarily has been used as a scent in fragrance and bath products

Yuzu fruit extract contains many bioactive compounds such as vitamins, flavonoids, and limonoids that show anti-inflammatory and/or antioxidant activities. Furthermore, yuzu extract promotes skin cell turnover which results in a smoother and brighter skin.

Adhikari, Deepak, et al. "Preparation, characterization, and biological activities of topical anti-aging ingredients in a Citrus junos callus extract." Molecules 22.12 (2017): 2198.

Shim, Jung-hyun, Jung-il Chae, and Seung-sik Cho. "Identification and extraction optimization of active constituents in Citrus junos Seib ex TANAKA peel and its biological evaluation." Molecules 24.4 (2019): 680.

Shimoda, Hiroshi. "Food-derived materials improving skin cell health for smoother skin." Nutritional Cosmetics. William Andrew Publishing, 2009. 365-382.

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