Yuzu: The Must Try Beauty Ingredient
Have you Yuzu? If you haven’t tried Yuzu, no worries, we got you!
This awesome citrus fruit from Japan, resembles a cross between a lemon and grapefruit, has made its mark in beauty. Yuzu is not a new beauty ingredient, especially in Asia, however, in Western beauty, it’s becoming a trendy ingredient to have!
So, what is Yuzu?
It’s a fruit and yes you can eat it! While the fruit itself is almost never eaten on its own, the skin and juice are used in numerous ways - food, drinks and even cosmetics! Yuzu is also known as Yuza, Yuja, or Japanese citron. This citrus fruit is bright yellow, round and slightly smaller than an orange. It has a rough uneven outer layer and big seeds inside. The taste is between that of a grapefruit and a tangerine, it’s tart but aromatic. Yuzu is most commonly used during winters in Japan, but it truly is a great ingredient to have all year round!
Why add Yuzu to your beauty routine? Let’s start off with Yuzu Skin Care Benefits:
Yuzu is known for its anti-aging properties. It stimulates collagen production and helps inhibit the formation of advanced glycation end products (AGEs), making it an effective natural anti-aging ingredient. In doing so, Yuzu can firm the skin and reduce fine lines and wrinkles by improving elasticity.
Glowing and healthy skin begins with hydration. Our skin needs moisture to keep its balance and limit skin problems like tightness, irritations, and breakout. Yuzu provides hydration to your skin without feeling heavy and restores your skin barrier and moisture balance.
Like many citrus fruits, both flesh and peel of Yuzu are found to have a high concentration of vitamin C, therefore making it a powerful antioxidant. It actually has 3 times higher Vitamin C than a lemon! The antioxidants in Yuzu neutralize free radical production and prevent further damages on your skin. With Yuzu, you're protected from harsh environmental factors like UV rays and pollution. As a result, your skin will appear brighter, youthful and smooth, everything we want right?!
We know scents are powerful and Yuzu has an invigorating soothing citron scent that will totally relax you. Researchers has found that yuzu citrus scent can soothe stress, decrease anxiety and lower your heart rate in just 10 minutes. It also promotes blood circulation, soothes aches and pain, and alleviate negative emotional stress.
Sounds like a magical citrus fruit right? It sure is! With so many benefits your body and mind will surely thank you for add Yuzu to your routine! Check out our collection of Yuzu from cleansers to body cream or our blog on ways to incorporate Yuzu into your beauty routine! Get Yuzu-ing!