What do Citrus Oils do for my Skin?

Cleansing, detoxifying and oh-so-uplifting
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All citrus oils have a cleansing and detoxifying effect to help tone your skin, leaving it looking bright and feeling refreshed.

With their bright and cheery notes, the scents of orange, lemon, grapefruit and lime oils are immediately recognizable in just about any product you find them in. But when we take a deeper look at these beautiful ingredients, we discover that there’s more to them than their fresh scents.

Where do they come from?

The rind (or peel) of citrus fruits feature a waxy, bumpy texture and white pithy under layer that helps keep the delicious fruit inside protected from the outside world. But it’s within their peels that you’ll find a huge portion of the fruit’s essential oils.

To get these oils, we use a process called cold-pressed extraction: the rinds are squeezed to extract the oils. Doing this process without the assistance of heat helps retain the oil’s flavor, aroma and nutritional value.

What are the benefits of citrus oils?

They’re cleansing
All citrus essential oils are natural cleansers—it’s why you’ll find them in so many products from household cleaners to cosmetics. The grapefruit infusion and lime oil in Ocean Salt make this cleanser great for leaving skin refreshed and radiant. It’s also packed with a heaping dose of fine and coarse sea salt to give skin a serious scrub. It’s so good that it’s one of our bestselling products!

A blend of citrus ingredients in our Tea Tree Toner Water will keep you cleansed and refreshed

Tea Tree Toner Water

They’re detoxifying
Loaded with enzymes and antioxidants, citrus fruits are also great detoxifiers. Just To Clarify is a jelly face mask that we’ve packed with an enzymatic blend of papaya, orange and grapefruit to create a cleansing, skin-toning mask that’ll brighten dull complexions. And if you’re looking for something with a little more exfoliation, Don’t Look At Me Fresh Face Mask’s got you covered. It’s packed with fresh lemon juice and grapefruit oil to cleanse, as well as gently scrubbing ground rice to remove dry skin.

They’re instantly recognizable
Citrus essential oils also have the added benefit of having delightfully bright and cheery scents. And although that might not be about skincare, these fresh scents are naturally uplifting and will revive your senses. So, when you’re spritzing your skin with Tea Tree Toner Water , its light juniper berry and grapefruit water blend will keep you skin and mind feeling refreshed and good to go!

Want even more citrusy goodness in your life? Visit your local Lush shop to sniff out all our skincare goodies or give our customer care team a call at 1-888-733-5874 to learn more.

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Ocean Salt Ocean Salt
Face And Body Scrub

Ocean Salt

Brightening lime scrub

4.5 stars out of 5
Just To Clarify Just To Clarify
Jelly Face Mask

Just To Clarify

Get your glow on

4.5 stars out of 5
Don't Look At Me Don't Look At Me
Fresh Face Mask

Don't Look At Me

Brightening and scrubby

4.5 stars out of 5
Tea Tree Water Tea Tree Water

Tea Tree Water

Refresh and balance

4.5 stars out of 5